question for you english know it alls

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bettergrass, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. bettergrass

    bettergrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    as you may see from my signature, my company's name is Better Grass Lawn and Landscaping Co. I just realized when i was looking at one of my invoices, that my name may be improper english. should it be landscaping co, or should it be better grass lawn and landscape co.

    i know some of you guys have english degrees or just really know what your talking about so if you could help me out with this that would be great

    BVLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Well sir,

    I don't have an English degree but I would say Better Lawn, Grass and Landscaping Co. or Inc. if you are incorporated. Actually, you can't say Co. unless you are incorporated, I believe.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have had it a lot of times where associations and other people that I order things from changes my business name to landscape, instead of landscaping and it makes me so make. I say go with what works for you
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I say...

    Better Grass & Landscape
    Better Grass & Landscaping
    Better Lawn & Landscape
    Better Lawn & Landscaping
  5. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    I don't have an english degree, but I like the way it sounds as landscape instead of landscaping. IMO landscaping is an activity or what you do whereas landscape company is who you are. Landscape as opposed to landscaping, lends itself to a broader range of activities, ie design, material sales, maintenance, as well as installation.
  6. bettergrass

    bettergrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    thanks guys im not really planning on changing my name its crossed my mind but i sort of like better grass....and the way it flows on my logos. i guess i have a new winter project of changing all my forms and logos to better grass lawn and landscape
  7. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    No English degree here but I can tell you that landcaping is an action verb I think it also qualifies as a gerund(verb w/ing ending). The average shmo (technical term) isn't going to know and if you're already incorated why go to the hassle of changing your name on everything. I had to look at your post a couple of times myself to see what was really in question.
  8. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Good day and all that rut...I say my dear sir, I believe I am in the wrong thread...wrong interpretation of "english know it all" , you know...carry on..pip pip , cheerio!!<a href='' target='_blank'><img src='' border=0></a>

    BTW- A twist on Envy's suggestion..." Better Lawns and Landscapes" ...kind of a familar ring to it, huh??
  9. bettergrass

    bettergrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    whats better lawns and landscapes.....
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    I thought it kinda intoned "Better Homes and Gardens" , a little subliminal type deal, huh??

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