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The Best Lawn Care Software Can DOUBLE Your Growth

Published on May 30, 2017

The best lawn care software can grow your business so BIG that your competitors will be afraid to compete with you.

Ask any landscaping or lawn care owner:

“How did you grow your business from nothing to $1M+ in revenue?”

They will tell you that it requires hard work, great people skills… and the best software you can get your hands on.

In this article, you’ll discover how the best lawn care software can make your lawn care business cost LESS money and take LESS time to run…

You’ll also find out how one tool can make your lawn care business:

  • Grow faster
  • Rake in greater profits
  • And finally become the business you always dreamed about

The Best Lawn Care Software Can DOUBLE (and Even TRIPLE) Your Profits

Many lawn business owners don’t know this, but they’re stuck in the weeds of their own business.

Instead of growing, they spin their wheels and get trapped in the business.

But it’s not because they’re lazy. It’s because they work themselves to the bone.

They’re dedicated to the "hustle” or the “grind.”

… What they don’t realize is the “grind” is a long, slow death for most lawn care business owners.

Many lawn care owners never see their dreams happen. They work until they burn out, and they're left with nothing but regret because they were never “successful.”

If you want to be successful… 

And for people to respect you and beg you to lead them… 

And you want to make more money so you can do the things you really want to do in life… 

Then, you need to use smarter tools than everyone else.

The right tools will allow your company to practically run itself - even without you going to work.

Maybe this is hard to believe, but it's the truth. 

Thousands of Service Autopilot Members went from working on the truck, to the office… to running their business from the comforts of a villa and a glass of wine in Italy.

The right lawn and landscaping software will absolutely change your life.

Right now... you need to get out of the weeds. 

There is an endless cycle of tasks that never stops growing:

  • Calls 
  • Estimates
  • Invoices and accounting
  • Route sheets to make and print out
  • Crews you have to get out on time in the morning
  • New flyers, business cards, door hangers, and more!

Every time you check something off the list, a million more tasks pop up.

Chances are, your family is NOT happy with you. They support you, they want you to do great things, but they really wish you would spend more time at home...

You keep thinking: 

“I have too much to do. There isn’t enough time. There is so much to fix in my business, and it feels like more things are breaking all the time.”

These problems keep adding up. They are choking your growth and killing your business. 

This is where so many lawn care and landscaping owners get knocked off the path to success, and get stuck in 12 inches of mud…. 

They have a million and one bottlenecks, and they never get out.

They work the same hard jobs every year. They never get the money they deserve. Eventually, they burn out and quit.

I’ve seen this happen hundreds of times in the last few years. A few owners I knew personally gave up and got an office job.

It doesn’t have to be this way for you. Your life can be so much better. You can achieve your goals, if you get the right tools ASAP.

Speed Up your Scheduling and Routing With Service Autopilot

Most owners work with a tangled mess of half-remembered jobs and sticky notes, and some use digital calendars.

This is painfully ineffective and it wastes too much time.

For lawn maintenance and landscaping, the best software will:

  • Give you a schedule that you can access anywhere
  • Route all of your jobs automatically - with one click.
  • Never forget another job detail... because you get them all on your phone
  • Make your clients happier when you show up at the exact time you promised
  • Instantly generate the fastest "all day" routes - and send them to your Employee’s phones

How much time do you currently spend on scheduling and ordering jobs around? 

How much money will you save on fuel costs and labor time by cutting out the excess drive time?

How many clients will you KEEP This year because you always provided the right service, on time, when promised? 

Scheduling - this one small piece of Service Autopilot - will save you, on average, $200 per week by eliminating wasted time and reducing client churn.

That’s only the “tip of the shovel.” There are two more tasks that hog up most of your evenings and weekends…

...and we’re going to show you how to do them in 5 minutes or less.

Grow Your Lawn Care Business... Faster 
(and with Less Stress)​

Instant invoicing

Better scheduling

Manage your clients and employees all in one system

Start Software Tour

Win More Jobs With Instant Quotes and Estimates from Anywhere

In the green industry, when the going gets busy, the owners get buried in paperwork.

You have clients begging you to mow their lawns, and you have to work through piles of quotes and estimates.

This eats away your "work energy." This kills hours of your free time.

And after all that work, do you ever lose bids because another guy quoted faster... or looked more professional?

There is a better way to do your estimates.

In the time it takes you to read this one section, Service Autopilot will:

  • Select an estimate template
  • Input all your clients' info and desired services
  • Automatically price your jobs for maximum profit
  • Send out 100+ unique estimates to your 100+ clients

Yes, you can get your weekends back. There’s a reason why Service Autopilot Members firmly believe…

This is the best lawn care software in the industry. I couldn’t run my business without it.

What else can you do with these Estimate tools?

  • Collect signatures in the field (on your mobile device)
  • Price your services automatically based on your best numbers
  • Create, duplicate, and personalize as many estimates as you need
  • View the client’s property on an online map, outline that property, and send them an accurate quote for the work … while you’re still on the phone with them.

On average, Estimates save owners 11 minutes per quote.

So, if you have 30 estimates to perform, you just saved yourself 5.5 hours. 

These estimate tools will eliminate that useless “administrative” work, and give you back your time. 

When every hour of your time counts, your company will grow so much faster.

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Automatic Invoicing and Accounting

It's Saturday. You just finished your last lawn of the week.

You want your money? Here are three accounting tasks every lawn business owner has to do…

  1. Send all the invoices
  2. Charge all the credit cards
  3. Manage and update your accounts in your accounting software

… all three of these tasks are a complete waste of your time.

These three tasks are stealing your time, wasting your energy, and - worst of all - they are preventing you from growing your business.

Here are two scenarios… Which one would you rather experience?

Scenario #1:

It’s 2 am. 

The kids are asleep… but you didn’t put them to bed. 

You’ve been working on your invoices since 5 pm because THEY ARE DUE by the morning.

You still have 40 more to go… And if you don’t get these finished, your business is going to be in a lot of pain this next month.

You have to manually enter all the info into your accounting software, and you really hope you don’t mess any of these numbers up.

Guess you don’t get to sleep tonight

Scenario #2:

It’s 2 am.

You’re sound asleep. You’re dreaming about all that money you made this month (it’s a lot). The best part is…

All of your books are checked and balanced. All of your invoices got sent out days ago. And your bank account is sitting, fat and heavy with $$$$.

Every time, scenario #2 wins.

Service Autopilot’s accounting tools are unlike any other lawn care software out there. These tools solve all three of your biggest money problems:

  1. Instant invoicing - with one click, you can send out 1000s of invoices from Service Autopilot; mail or email
  2. Healthier cash flow - with credit card processing, and automatic billing, you are always in the green.
  3. 2-way QuickBooks sync - every item you enter into the system can automatically sync to the #1 choice in accounting software, QuickBooks. You will never have to “double enter” anything ever again. 

This last feature is 100% unique to Service Autopilot. While other systems can “talk” to QuickBooks, no other software has complete 2-way integration

The difference saves you hours of time, pain, and stress headaches - no more “miscounted” books and lost payments. No more angry clients.

No more late night hours spent working and worrying over your books.

This is how the smartest lawn care owners save hours of time (on average, small business owners who use Service Autopilot save 13 hours per month on accounting)

Grow Your Lawn Care Business... Faster 
(and with Less Stress)​

Instant invoicing

Better scheduling

Manage your clients and employees all in one system

Start Software Tour

Stop Bleeding Out Your Profits By Cutting Down on Waste

Use these tools to stop bleeding profits out of your business.

Cut down on wasted time, and never miss another job again.

Move Faster and Stay on Track With the Mobile App

  • “I left the route sheets back in the office.”
  • “Spilled coffee, and now I can’t remember Mrs. Smith’s address.”
  • “Hold on, I had to reprint the sheets because there was an update. Is this the right one?”

Get your route sheets onto your phone.

Service Autopilot has a mobile app that allows employees to see their jobs and to-dos (“shut the gate” or “watch out for the dog”)... 

...and you don’t even have to print anything.

This will make a huge improvement in your customer service.

With Service Autopilot, you add a note to the job and the crew is reminded to close the gate every time they go to the property.

You don’t have to remind them because the app does it for you.

Your reputation will skyrocket because your teams will always know when a client has special requests.

This good “word of mouth” will spread like wildfire.

Increase Productivity and See What Your Crews Are Doing With GPS Tracking

Every time an employee “slacks off” they are slowly killing your company...

Bleeding your profits dry… and taking advantage of YOU. But in order to grow, you need to use Employees.

Here’s how the Mobile App will help you… 

Always Know Where Your Lawn Care Crews Are

Where are your crews right now?

For all you know, they could be smoking in a gas station parking lot instead of getting the job done.

Slackers and problem employees are a serious pain in the landscaping and lawn care world.

Just one rotten apple can kill your team's morale and cripple your business.

Wouldn’t it be nice to verify their work ethic WITHOUT having to drive to the job? 

Service Autopilot’s Mobile App can tell you exactly where they are, and where they’ve been. 

It creates a GPS “breadcrumb trail” (as close as every 100 feet), time-stamped and everything.

Get the Data that will Improve Your Lawn Care Employees

GPS tracking uncovers areas where employees need better training or, worst case scenario, when they are taking advantage of you.

The Mobile App and GPS Tracking removes the nagging doubt that your employees aren’t at work when you’re paying them.

That’s one more burden off your shoulders (or one more wound that gets a bandage).

Kill the ultimate productivity killer.

Download the Mobile App for:

  • No more mistrust of your employees.
  • No more crumpled up route sheets littering your car. 
  • No more unhappy clients who will never buy from you again. 

Stop the bleeding out your profits.

Patch up your business, and get more from your employees.

This is a great tool even for productive employees - it will help you get more out of your entire team.

Click here to sign up for a FREE tour of Service Autopilot!

Fix All of Your Client Relationships With CRM Software

Where do many landscaping companies lose money EVERY DAY?

Their clients.

Many of lawn care and landscaping businesses violate the cardinal rule of business:

Never treat your customers the same.

The guy who pays you $35 biweekly is worth LESS than the guy who pays you for irrigation, fertilization, and gets his $300 lawn cut 5 times a month.

And that crabby lady down the street who “forgot to go to the bank?” She is basically stealing from you.

Many lawn care and landscaping owners don’t know who is who, and because of that, they’re only earning HALF the profit they should be.

If you don't know what your job costs to perform, you can't know if it's profitable.

You need answers:

  • Where are my clients? 
  • Where are my best clients? 
  • Who is sapping money from me? 
  • Who still owes me money and who doesn’t?

But they can’t because there is no way to know this without Software (or hours of hand-cramping calculations).

This is where most companies are bleeding money all over the floor.

If you are like most lawn business owners, you probably don’t even know how many of your clients pay you for your other services.

Fertilization, shaping, flower installations - which of your clients is ready to buy these?

Find the answer, and you can upsell them. That means you will double... triple... or even 4x your profit from each client.

How much more money would you be making if you made 4x your current profit? 

You’d be rich.

Service Autopilot will show you who your “best” clients are. With the CRM (Client Relationship Management) tools, you will know:

  • What clients want from you
  • Which clients you need to fire … TODAY
  • And exactly who is READY (as in Right Now) to pay you more

Use the baked-in reports to find out which clients are the most profitable, and who still owes you money...

... and, most surprising of all, which clients actually cost you money to keep (no more “penny profits!”).

Combine this with the advanced marketing features (we’ll get to this part very soon) and your business will rake in cash.

While your competitors are still “half-assing” it, you will feel what it’s like to have skyrocket growth.

How Service Autopilot’s CRM Software Works

Log every interaction with your clients in one place: jobs, invoices, payments, calls, to-do’s, emails, etc.

Service Autopilot keeps everything in one place, and the cloud-backups ensure you won’t lose a single note.

Imagine having a centralized to-do list for your company. One where you assigned tasks to yourself (estimates, calls, maintenance) and employees. 

Have you ever forgotten to call a client back? 

What about when a client calls you three weeks later, and wants to know if you followed up on a promise (that you no longer remember)?

Kill off that “I forgot” sinking feeling forever...

Start “WOW-ing” your clients. Word of mouth will spread like wildfire.

We’re so convinced you’ll love Service Autopilot that if you’re not 100% satisfied within 30 days, we’ll give you back 100% of your money!

Click here to sign up for Service Autopilot.

Call Tracking can Equal Thousands in Profits

The average client lifetime value of a lawn care client is $4800.

Which means every time you miss a follow-up call and a client goes somewhere else, your business loses $4800 in revenue.

Every time you lose a client because you forgot to do what they asked or because you couldn't give them a quick estimate over the phone… you lost $4800. 

Keep in mind: long-term clients will be worth way more than this.

Fix your system. Patch up those massive “profit holes” in your business now. Upgrade your business to Service Autopilot. 

Service Autopilot’s Call Tracking tools allow you to:

  • Capture new clients with ease
  • Stay on top of all of your client’s calls
  • Store information from every single call - so you sound like a genius when you can recall month-old conversations

Call tracking will boost your client retention significantly. 

You will get a super-efficient process to handle every call... 

And grow faster than ever before.

Plus, when you use Smart Maps, you can create estimates over the phone.

Click here to take a FREE tour of Service Autopilot.

Increase Your Profits With Marketing Tools

There are only 3 ways to make money as a lawn care owner: 

  1. Get more clients
  2. Cut down on costs
  3. Sell more to existing clients

Marketing and advertising will drastically improve #1 and #3. 

But it is brutal out there.

Marketing can be expensive, and if you’re not careful, you can spend $5000+ and see ZERO new clients.

Most lawn care and landscaping owners can only guess at how successful their marketing efforts are... 

With this much money on the line, it is a bad idea to guess. You might as well go to Vegas.

How to Guarantee Your Marketing Campaigns Increase Your Profits

Track everything. 

When you are working with hundreds or thousands of emails, you need to see if they’re actually getting opened, if they’re getting read, how many are falling through the cracks, and more. 

Service Autopilot gives you all that in an easy-to-digest format. 

You can also easily tag clients based on how they found you - which means you will know which ads work, and which ones don’t.

Get More Leads and Clients Using Service Autopilot

Service Autopilot integrates with Google Maps to let you identify leads via GPS. 

How does that work?

  1. Open up Service Autopilot.
  2. Find the neighborhood on the map.
  3. Start clicking on houses.
  4. Now you have addresses of potential new clients, all in a tight group.

It’s that easy.

The system will allow you to save and copy addresses so you can use them easily during your next marketing campaign.

This lets you create very tight, dense routes, which will make your lawn maintenance company truly successful.

“Laser-Guided” Email Marketing that Works

Do you know what the number one marketing tool for most high-powered businesses is?

30 years ago, it was Direct Mail - those spam postcards and “junk mail” you get in the inbox.

But today, email reigns king.

In fact, more than 23% of emails will get opened. Compare that to your most recent lawn care flyers...

Bonus: Email is completely free to send.

The fact is, national landscaping companies are killing small and medium businesses with Email Marketing.

Here’s the good news: You can fight back. Hard

Be the Boss of Your Email Marketing

Handle your clients and your email marketing all in one system.

Service Autopilot will:

  • Personalize each email
  • Send out bulk emails for new services or upsells
  • Get your timing just right, so you can sell people at just the right moment

The right lawn care software should have powerful emailing tools.

Service Autopilot can personalize each and every one of your emails (sign up for the Webinar and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about).

In just a few short months, you’ll find new and powerful ways to upgrade your marketing campaigns -

  • Get more clients
  • And maximize your profits.

With the best marketing tools in your hands, you will be able to grow your company 3x faster, and become a “nightmare to compete with.”

Grow Your Lawn Care Business... Faster 
(and with Less Stress)​

Instant invoicing

Better scheduling

Manage your clients and employees all in one system

Start Software Tour

Maximize Your Profits and Exceed Your Growth Goals With Reports

92% of business owners will not achieve their yearly goals this year.

Think about your goals:

  • Get X more clients
  • Increase my profits by Y
  • Grow my yearly revenue by Z

Most lawn care and landscaping owners don’t even know if their business is floating or sinking.

You need a map to success.

Service Autopilot’s Reports will lead you to more profitable services, and better-paying clients.

You will discover the hidden treasure (profit) that’s hiding inside of your business.

These reports take every point of data from Service Autopilot, and turn it into something that every Business owner can actually use

  • Job costing to see your labor hours vs. profits
  • See the true effect of your marketing campaigns
  • Income by Client to identify your best, most profitable clients
  • Revenue by Service to find and improve (or drop) underperforming services
  • “Reason for Service Cancellations” so you can spot the holes that are leaking customers

This is the kind of information most large businesses will hire expensive analysts to collect. In some cases, it takes years.

However, this is where Service Autopilot’s true, unique power is revealed - no other lawn care software even comes close to this kind of insight.

With this information at your fingertips, you know exactly:

  • How to increase profits
  • Where the low hanging fruit sits
  • How to upgrade your employees’ productivity
  • Ways to boost client retention AND sell more to the clients you keep

These reports will give you deep insight into your business… with just a few clicks.

This is the kind of information that lets you slam into your yearly goals, and crash right through them. 

What could you do with this kind of power?

What kind of growth could you see this year?

Why Lawn Care and Landscaping Owners LOVE Service Autopilot

Several lawn care entrepreneurs answered one question:

“If you could do it all over again, how would you grow your business from the start?”

All but one said, “I would start by getting the best software in place first.” (That one guy said, “I wouldn’t have hired my brother,” but that’s a different story.)

It’s never too late to start using software.

The best lawn care software will revolutionize your business.

These days it’s critical to your growth - and if you want to “outcompete” the other guys, you need to have the right software in place.

Our Members have no doubts: 

“Service Autopilot is the best lawn care and landscaping software to grow your business.”

That is what separates Service Autopilot from the HERD of other softwares... while they may help you manage your business, if you are serious about growing and achieving your ultimate dreams of success…

Service Autopilot will get you there.

No other software puts the same premium on job costing and profitability.

No other software cares about your marketing and growth.

Yet these are the two most powerful levers that you can pull to grow your business.

See the best lawn care software in action: 

Watch the Free Webinar to see how Service Autopilot will upgrade your business right now.

Originally published May 30, 2017 2:00 PM, updated Dec 17, 2020 10:31 AM

Lisa Marino

Lisa Marino is the Sr. Marketing Director for Service Autopilot. She uses her 17+ years in direct marketing, sales, and product development to push entrepreneurs beyond their limits. She's passionate about helping others grow their businesses through time-tested marketing techniques. When not writing, you can find her belting out a mean Stevie Nicks at a local karaoke night.
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