Recommended Tools for the Lawn Care Pros
Some of these product recommendation are for affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use the link.
Software: I've been rocking with Yardbook since 2015. I find it very user friendly. I also like the continuous improvements that keep rolling out. Signup for a free account at yardbook.com
Spray Rig: Graham Spray Equip builds my spray rig. I currently have a 400 split tank rig on the back on my F350. It is likely the one piece of lawn equipment that have brought me the highest ROI. It is a money making machine. Check them out at grahamse.com
Website/SEO: My website at alabamalawnpros.com was built by Footbridge media. They have been great. No paying thousands of dollars upfront. It is $249 per month for your website, hosting, SEO, and online review management. With my link, it is only $199 per month.
Digital Ads Company: Lightspeed Social Agency has been great for me. If you are looking to use targeted ads to grown your business, this is the company I recommend. Cody and Robert provide the expertise and awesome service.
Fertilizer and Herbicide Supplier: Harrells is the supplier I use. They ship directly to my home. I love the slow release fertilizer. They also carry almost any herbicide I would need. Harrells is a great option for those in the weed control and fertilization business.
Spreader/Sprayer: I currently run a Ground Logic Pathfinder (now branded Ferris) I like it because of the Spyker hopper and it is great on hills. I hope to be cruising on a Z Spray soon which will be awesome for larger properties.
Yard Signs: I use my man Chad over spraysigns.com. Chad is a super talented designer and provides great customers service. The signs hold up well in weather which I think is important.
Footwear: For spraying, I like the Muck Muckster ii. They last about 6 months or so. I find them to be the best balance of comfort and durability. For mowing, I really like the Kujo shoes. I prefer the new jag model over the lace up type. This link will save you 10% off your kujos...or just enter code "lawncarelife" at checkout. http://kujo.com/?ref=lawncarelife
String Trimmers: I like Husqvarna trimmers. My favorite all time was the 326ls but it is not longer available. I like the 525 series. The 322 series is good for those who can get by with a little less power.
Blowers: I like Redmax blowers the best. I found a midsize one is fine for small lawn care. For more power, obviously the big ones would be the way to go. I often carry a battery powered Milwaukee Tools handheld blower on my fertilizer truck just to blow fertilizer off the sidewalk. It is the best handheld blower I have used.
Business Credit Card: I have found a better deal that Capital One Spark Visa. I had the no annual fee on with 1.5% cash back but recently switched to a 2% cash back card with an annual fee. Here is an affiliate link is you want to get one of those cards. https://capital.one/3AqcrhA
Health Insurance: This one is tricky for us self employed people. It is expensive if you have to buy it. For the past 11 years, I have used a Christian sharing program. It is technically not insurance but functions much the same. There are hundreds of thousands of people using these programs now. I use Samaritan Ministries and pay around $600 per month for a family of 6.