I simply keep a string bound composition book on each truck plus 1 only for chemical logging. I date each application, customer name, gallons used or approx amount of product used if granular, Times, weather conditions, and target pest be it insect or weed. Other than this, I simply mark jobs as complete and schedule the next visit. I only have around 65 weed/fert accounts, so this system works well for my needs now. The maintenance trucks also have logs like this as a safeguard that all notes and additional services done are marked and signed off at the end of the day, along with each stop and stop times. When a truck returns, the log books go on my desk for review then back in the trucks in the morning--also works for budgeting time on routes when property history from the log is viewed. Eventually I'll input service times for each date for each customer into the computer for easy compassion year to year--nothing worse than an over planed or under planed day.
Landscape management, design, and installation
Horticulturalist with Specialization in Landscape Management
25 years old 7 years in business ownership