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GORDON replied to Chris Hrab's discussion Getting started - ALL advice appreciated
"Hi Chris

It depends on what you want. If you don't have a lot of experience to sell but you have a good eye and you need to earn money in an outdoor garden environment then do as I have done for the past 10 years since retiring.
I just cut lawns a…"
1 hour ago
fraz replied to Chris Hrab's discussion Getting started - ALL advice appreciated
"I did it 7 years ago and haven't looked back. Every gardener I speak to is rushed off their feet so there is plenty of business out there for a hard working individual who's good at marketing themselves and who gives great customer service.
You will…"
3 hours ago
dan replied to Bryn Dunkerley's discussion Equipment
"cheers to both responses 
was in the process of getting secure storage sorted for basic tools - misses is losing tolerence of kombi equipment sat in what should be new kitchen 
think im going to have to put that on hold and assess re investment base…"
4 hours ago
Peter Davis replied to ken stewart's discussion red ants in lawns rtis year
"Simply mix some ant powder with sugar & apply near the nest.  The ants will collect the sugar to feed to their larvae."
5 hours ago
Landscape Juice posted a blog post
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Harry@VWGS replied to Adrian Noble's discussion Churn Rate
"Does this apply if you choose to lose clients and not replace them,? From a business point of view is this a bad thing to do? Or is it a case as if your a business you should take every opportunity to run at full compacity?

Cheers Harry"
7 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to matt evans's discussion Business outgrown domestic maintenance?
"Hi Colin, yes makes sense. We do moss controls around Nov/Dec/Jan and start the spring fertiliser beginning march.
Usually we'll have around 4 weeks "free time", and we fill this with machinery prep, outdoor work with customers small jobs, eg fencin…"
8 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to matt evans's discussion Business outgrown domestic maintenance?
"An interesting read Andrew. Of course an 'all round' garden maintenance programme will be way above the figures that you quote. We include 'all round lawn care' in probably half of our contracts, treatment will be included in a weekly visit instead…"
9 hours ago
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Churn Rate

Do you know your customer Churn Rate, that is the amount of customers that you lose every year, for which you have to get new customers to replace them. The cause is mainly people either moving out of your area or dying. The Churn Rate is important…

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Survey from NALP

Here are some of the survey results from the Planet survey of consumer spending. 18 % of adults will have a garden maintenance contracts 16% will have lawn care contracts 11% will have tree work 7% will have landscape design 5% will have building -…

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Phasing in price increases and staying in control

It is a very common for contractors to find themselves locked into to a historical pricing structure that is holding their business back. Remaining under-priced for too long can be catastrophic. Not just because it's a barrier to making a profit but because it's very likely that any inflationary price hikes will not keep pace with any price rises that may be levied by suppliers. The thought or raising prices 10, 20 or 30% across the the board will fill some contractors full of dread and worry…

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11 Replies · Reply by Adrian Noble on Wednesday
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In India's quarries, workers die to make pretty garden tiles

Many workers in Indian stone quarries, including children, dying of incurable lung disease to produce garden and kitchen tiles By Rina Chandran BUDHPURA, India, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amid the ancient forts and stunning palaces of India's Rajasthan state is a less alluring sight: hundreds of workers in stone quarries, many dying of silicosis from cutting and polishing the sandstone tiles that adorn gardens and patios here and abroad. Much of the sandstone used in kitchen counter…

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3 Replies · Reply by Phil Voice Mar 28
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A big Thank You to LJN!

Just thought I would spend the time this morning to say a big public thank you to the members and operators of landscapejuicenetwork.com for all of the help and assistance I have received over the last couple of years since stumbling across the site in 2012. I pay £40 per year in a one-off payment as a Pro Member but the payback from this very small investment must be many thousands of pounds saved or gained through knowledge and advice. Only this week I have gained detailed advice from members…

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