The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 09-09-2007, 02:46 PM
stevenf stevenf is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,612
name and logo design

I am designing my logo and trying to spice up my name to a more professional sound, more professional appearence, and pretty much describing what I do all in one. I dont design landscapes, instead, I maintain them. I want people to realize that by looking at the name.
I want to eventually get into commercial accounts such as trimming,pulling, cutting, adding mulch when needed, The basic management.
Now, How does Landscaping management sound? I was thinking the name of my business in big bold font and then landscaping management in a small cursive font below it. So, What is yoru input on Landscaping management?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 08:03 PM
stevenf stevenf is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,612
Anyone have an opinion on it? The reason Im asking yall is because I had someone tell me that the word management doesnt fit in there but I dont see why not.....
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 08:08 PM
Sweet Tater's Avatar
Sweet Tater Sweet Tater is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: North East Mississippi
Posts: 2,123
Use maintenence instead imo
2003 Dodge Quadcab 1500
Custom 14' Dump landscape trailer
2008 52" Exmark Lazer Z
2010 Ferris Evolution 48" cut 20 Hp
Kawasaki Line trimmer
Br600 Backpack Blower
Stihl chain saw
Stihl MM 55 Yard Boss
Misc handtools

Pictures of my trailer here

Pictures of some Landscape and structures I've done
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 08:11 PM
SkyLawncare SkyLawncare is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 32
I think maintenance would be a more appropriate term.

You know, you could offer to do design as well and just sub-contract that part out, people do it all the time.

I would think that companies that do design & maintenance would get the maintenance account after the design, so by not offering design you may be limiting your client exposure and therefore income.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 08:48 PM
stevenf stevenf is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,612
Well, I really dont have the *nitch* for designing landscapes. I plan to target apartments, and small business first but mainly residential. I would like to bill monthly for maintaining there landscape(doing all of the trimming/cutting/adding mulch, Whatever is needed to maintain it.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 10:39 PM
Runner's Avatar
Runner Runner is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Flint, Michigan
Posts: 13,500
Landscape Management is an excellent term to use, and is used and accepted throughout the professional industry. There is even a publication out of this title. As far as the maintenance of the landscapes and not even doing the other services, you probably don't even know what you are in for. I can tell you that you are entering a cutting edge market of a virtually untapped market. There is NO money to be made like there is in this type of service (if done right). You can make more money doing this than you can doing anything else. We are breaking into this, and making stupid money at it. I am considering focusing much more on this, as I make MUCH more doing this than I do doing lawn care (not maintenance, but lawn CARE - the fertilization and weed, insect, and disease control). The idea is to stay one step ahead of everyone. 25 years ago, it was mowing services. Then, as the market was saturated, it was ruined. Then, came fertilization and weed control. The same thing is beginning to happen with it. I am dealing with morons that are charging way less than market value - just to try to gain clients. Well, it is time to move on. Now, it is a jump into a market that no one else even offers. I laugh at all the guys I see running around with trailer loads of mowers. I am going in and making what they are in a couple of minutes, and it is costing me pennies. No blades, no belts, no gas, no oil, no wear and tear on a 10,000 dollar mower, and no trailer to pull. Yes,...there IS a market for this, and it sells. It is taking off so fast, that it kind of scares me. This weekend, I grossed one of my largest weekends ever, and other than transport costs I didn't spend a dime for gas.

Thank you, Dad - for always being the dad that you were. You truly are my hero. You always were.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 12:07 AM
stevenf stevenf is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,612
I know there is money doing it, Thats exactly why I want to do it.
I have about 7 accounts(agreements) that pay me weekly and I spray for weeds, pull weeds, trim bushes, mow grass, and so on.
I think it is a necessity for landlords and business owners to have an ALL services in one package rather then hiring different companys.
Not only are the Maintaining contracts good for money, They are also good year round just to clean out, clean up, blow off, and lots more.
Reply With Quote

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

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 AM.

Page generated in 0.08065 seconds with 8 queries