Help with cool websites

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Stonehenge, Oct 7, 2000.

  1. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    As the weather gets cooler and things start to slow down, I've been turning some of my attention to off-season modifications of my company - marketing, tools, methodologies, etc. And I'm planning on setting up a website. I've seen and read of some relatively easy to learn software to allow you to design one.

    I think that imitation is the highest form of flattery. My question to all of you is this: Are there 2 or 3 landscape/gardening-related sites that impress you with either look or content? I'd like to be able take the good parts of a few sites and turn it into something that will work for my company.

    Thanks in advance!

     
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Check out ELM (Eric's) Site. Its really setup nice. Theres a lot of guys on here that have some good ones, just look for the little red house on the bottom of their messages. Also, if you flip through some of the lawncare and ladscape magazines they usually have some of the bigger companies websites on there that you may be able to get some ideas from. Good Luck, and let us know when you finish it this winter so we can check it out!
     
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    Anybody else?


    I could surf the net for months looking at every garden and green industry page looking for cool sites....I was hoping that some of you could mention one or two cool sites that caught your attention during your surfing.

     
  4. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Check out http://www.edlnc.com, the owner is the president of our local association, also http://www.middletonpest.com. I'm currently in the process of changing my company name and totally re-doing my site. It is listed below.

    Lonestar, very nice/fancy site, very little info though.

    Ray
     
  6. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    Ray,
    That site give little info because they are very select about who they do work for. I'm sure they only want serious people to contact them (versus price shoppers) and I'll bet once they call they will end up on the phone with a professional salesperson who will qualify them and do a good sales pitch. They don't want you to get everything from their site, they want you to call & talk to that salesperson who will have a better chance to close the deal.
    Here are a few other sites that I have bookmarked for ideas in case I ever get around to making a site.

    http://www.clearwaterlandscapes.com/
    http://www.onhandlawncare.com/
    http://www.bestyard.com/
    http://greenspaces.bizland.com/
     

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