What Have You Learned at LawnSite.com

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eric ELM, Oct 9, 2000.

  1. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    What is the most important thing or things you have learned here in the past year or how ever long you have been a member of LawnSite.com? Answer them all, just one, or add your own category. If you are referring to a thread on LawnSite in your answers, please search for it and include the link to it. This could be interesting and another good archive for members.

    1. Best Time Saver

    2. Mechanical Tip

    3. Maintenance Tip

    4. About Customers

    5. About Mowers

    6. About Mowing

    7. About Aerating

    8. About Fertilizing

    9. About Herbicides

    10. About Leaf Removal

    11. Estimation Information

    12. Equipment / Vehicle Costing

    13. Sales tips

    14. Hourly Cost

    15. Job Costing



    [Edited by Eric ELM on 10-10-2000 at 12:23 AM]
     
  2. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    I would like to say i have learned very much about all aspects of running a landscaping business. I cant pin point in particular a thing or two or even three because my brother and i have learned so much from everyone on this site. I am positive about one thing though we would be making ALOT more mistakes than we are if it wasnt for this incredible site. So once again, and i speak for both of us here (syzer), thanks for everything!!!
     
  3. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    I have learned more from just about everthing listed, The ones here before me I take great consideration to what you say on these posts. I do know everyone has different points of views, different ways to run businesses and different equipment, I have learned enough from here to help me run my company with more integrity and better services. I do like the funny posts as much as the serious posts so keep the posts up and remember, most of all everone one needs a good laugh every now and then. Thank you all for your replies and post and hope many more funny ones come our way.
     
  4. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Things that have helped Toroguy...

    BEST TIME SAVER- This site has saved me time in my learning curve. Without LawnSite I would have had to figure out many issues through trial and error.

    MECHANICAL TIP- for me, removing the spark arrestor in my shindaiwa trimmer saved me a trip to the dealer.

    ABOUT CUSTOMERS- I learned about nagging customers and less than desireable properties. Knowing Im not alone really helps.

    ABOUT MOWERS- I had never heard of exmark, now I own one.

    ABOUT MOWING- I had seen a few lawns with stripes. Until I came to this site I didnt know the term or how to lay them properly.

    ETC- Discussions regarding pricing allowed me to raise my prices to meet the standard of others with confidence.

     
  5. RYAN

    RYAN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    One of the things I have learned the most about is prices and the fact that I need to raise mine. Probably the second most important is about the equipment. You can find all sorts of information on equipment in here, from mowers to trimmers, edgers, blowers and even trucks and trailers. You can get info in here you could not get from a dealer. For example I would never have known about the problem with the Kohler 25 HP engine without this site. When it comes to buying equipment I always search this forum first to get an idea of what is good and what is crap. There is so much knowledge and information in here it's scary.
     
  6. Lawnnorder

    Lawnnorder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Best Tip.......has to be the double blade set up. Eric for President!
     
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,952

    Double blades
    Large % of kohler 25 hps are defective
    Gatorblades for leaves
    What the rest of the country charges
    How the rest of the country makes money in the off season
    Striping, but no one does it here.
    Everyone else has problem customers
    Everyone else has trouble getting their money
    They bushhog(slash lol) in austrailia

    [Edited by Charles on 10-09-2000 at 11:51 PM]
     
  8. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    Too much to list.
     
  9. 1. Estimation Information

    2. Equipment / Vehicle Costing

    3. Sales tips

    4. Hourly Cost

    5. Job Costing

    Just a suggestion.

     
  10. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Turfman, it's been added
     

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