Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:40 PM
BLC1 BLC1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 661
8 or 12 month

When you guys are setting up clients with monthly payments do stretch them 8 or 12 months
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:41 PM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hartland, WI
Posts: 1,436
I always just assumed for 8 months, kind of hard to cut the grass when there is a few inches of snow on the ground.
__________________
Landscape Engineering Service
US Army 372nd EN Co 12N

Picture Thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ight=army+pics
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-2013, 11:58 AM
Monroe74 Monroe74 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: south central PA
Posts: 321
8 or 12 month

I use 8, 12 has always caused issues
__________________
Do it better than the last Guy!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-18-2013, 01:00 PM
BLC1 BLC1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 661
I was thinking of rolling plowing in for the accounts too so it would make a little more sense for them.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-18-2013, 01:01 PM
BLC1 BLC1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 661
I feel like the whole world wants to make smaller payments on things and stretch them out. The 12 month plan would look a little more attractive to people. I could see how some people start to not like it come January if they're going to add plowing in there.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-18-2013, 01:16 PM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hartland, WI
Posts: 1,436
The best thing to do is ask.

Honestly my opinon pushing snow is its entirely another business, and should be treated as such. You can add services to extend your season such as mulching/spring pruning in early spring after the snow melts, late fall pruning/leaf removal, and pruning trees in winter.
__________________
Landscape Engineering Service
US Army 372nd EN Co 12N

Picture Thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ight=army+pics
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-19-2013, 05:47 PM
scoobydu73 scoobydu73 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 9
8 or 12 month

I offer both. It's customer preference. I stop offering the 12 month in March though unless there is a 25% deposit, otherwise u will run into cash flow issues.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-20-2013, 01:44 PM
Nj shade Nj shade is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Nj
Posts: 229
We do 10month march thru and inclu December, helps with cash flow for us as we'll as early season money. Has worked great for us, personal opinion about 12 month is Jan and Feb will be chasing money more than anything else.
__________________
www.shadetree-landscaping.com
www.shadetreelandscaping.com
@ShadeTreeNJ on twitter
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:34 AM.

Page generated in 0.06450 seconds with 9 queries