The calls for lawn aeration are becoming more frequent, the grass isn’t growing as fast and you find the air is turning cooler. Fall is just around the corner.
For commercial landscapers, it shouldn’t represent a slowdown in business, but rather, a shift in focus. Take advantage of increased downtime to service lawnmowers and start tuning up leaf cleanup equipment.
Here are a few items to start with:
1. Don’t be a last-minute shopper and attempt to order replacement loader hoses or backpack blower parts after the leaves start falling. Take advantage of preseason sales from retailers who keep these parts in stock.
2. Are you aerating commercial accounts with a walk-behind machine? Talk with your local outdoor power equipment dealer to view rental fleets or check out their demo program to see if a certain machine fits for your landscape company.
3. Looking to save time with leaf cleanup or fertilizer application? A leaf plow or fertilizer spreader attachment on a commercial mower allows a landscaper to save time and cover more ground. If your landscape company is looking to reinvest in equipment, commercial attachments are a great place to start.
4. A new season means new customers. There are plenty of homeowners who maintain their property but want nothing to do with leaf cleanup. Offering a one-time fall cleanup could be the foot in the door to a year-round landscape contract. Consider your marketplace – are there opportunities that are being overlooked?
How does your landscape company handle the summer to fall transition? Perhaps this is the year to start taking advantage of the downtime to prepare and regroup for the upcoming season.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was provided by ProPartsDirect.net. ProPartsDirect.net is a retailer of parts and equipment for the landscape industry.