Gravestone Damage Caused By Lawn Mowers

information on how to avoid damaging gravestones when you are mowing cemetery grave plots.

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Gravestone Damage Caused By Lawn Mowers

When I visit a cemetery and look at gravestones, my biggest pet peeve is seeing damaging work performed by careless workers.

One of the most notoriously damaging pieces of equipment in a cemetery is the riding lawn mower. Particularly, large Zero-Turn-Radius lawn mowers operated by neglectful lawn mower operators cause extensive damage. In cemeteries during lawn mowing season, lawn mower operators are often in a big hurry to finish their mowing jobs. They speed between headstones and zoom up & down rows of grave markers. Their rubber tires grind the ground and their large mowing decks scalp the earth. More damaging than what they do to the ground, however, is the damaging effect they have on gravestones.

Here are two examples of damage caused by lawn mowers. In both of these instances, gravestone material has been scraped away by mower decks getting too close. In the third picture, I have reason to believe the monument might have been toppled after being run into, repeatedly, by a neglectful lawn care operator.

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grave stone damage

If you plan to offer grass cutting in your grave care business, please make the effort to choose proper equipment. Also, operate that equipment properly to avoid damaging tombstones and the graves you are supposed to be manicuring.

Do you need some professional tips on how to properly operate a Grave Care Business? Our professionally produced Grave Care Business Training Course will help you start (and operate) your own successful grave care business. We even include excellent information on how to avoid damaging gravestones when you are mowing cemetery grave plots.

Learn more about it on our main webpage. You can order the course directly through our website and we will ship it to you promptly.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are passionate about cemeteries and are always happy to help.

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Winter Grave Care Tips for your Grave Care Business

Grave Christmas Decoration

WINTER IS A Good Time To Start Your Grave Care Business

A week ago, I was working in a local cemetery in shorts and a short sleeved shirt. Today, I’m hunkered down in a leaf-strewn cemetery wondering if we will have any warm days before spring arrives. Well, one thing that is an absolute certainty is springtime WILL eventually arrive. When it does arrive, there will be plenty of customers and lots of demand for your grave care business services. However, until then, we have a couple months of winter weather before us.

Southern states with warmish weather can operate Grave Care Business year-round. For everyone in the northern states (and Canada), winter does bring a challenge. Although it is a bit difficult operating a Grave Care Business during the depths of winter, there are a few saving graces that will carry you through and keep money rolling in. Christmas is in December. This month brings you many customers who want their loved-ones’ grave sites spruced up for the Christmas season. Pre-winter plot maintenance and Christmas Grave Decoration placement will keep you busy. December can be a prime earning month as there is a lot of income potential.

Grave Care Business Opportunities in December and January and February

January will probably be a bit slower for requests for grave care services. However, I normally think of the first month in the new year as a time to begin preparing contract agreements and price bids for new clients. The preparation work you do in January will pay HUGE dividends once spring rolls around. Current and new clients will appreciate your diligence during the winter months. Also, you should remember that Valentine’s Day is in February. Many, Many people want Valentine’s Grave Decorations placed on Valentine’s Day.

In addition to Christmas and Valentine’s day floral decorations placed on Gravestones, we’ve noticed grave blankets placement is once again gaining popularity. Additionally, gravestone Christmas present decoration is something many parents like to do for children who have passed away. I believe this is a real psychological comfort to parents who have lost a child. This act of giving allows them to share Christmas at a time of year when they are truly heartbroken.

As passionate as I am about cemeteries and as interested as I am in helping people operate their own Grave Care Businesses, I never lose site of the fact that grave care is an act of caring that families WANT to do for their loved-ones. Services such as plot maintenance, tombstone cleaning, and grave decoration help families deal with the loss. It helps them heal. It keeps them connected.

By providing grave care, you are truly helping people and they are grateful for the services you provide.

If you have ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business, please read through our website. We have developed a professionally produced grave care business training course designed to help you start and operate your own grave care business.

Merry Christmas!

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November 2017 – All Saints’ Day and a Busy Month for Grave Care

Have ever thought about starting your own grave care business? November is a perfect time to start.

October ended with Halloween.  We hope everyone had a good time handing out treats to all the monsters and goblins.  Is it just me or does it seem costumes have taken a turn away from the traditional scary themes?  I’m seeing more “sultry nurse” and “Pimp n’ Ho” costumes.  Oh well.

Although October is a month when the “spookiness” of cemeteries is on people’s minds, November is a month when Grave Care Business owners should begin focusing on building their client lists and making a lot of money for the winter months ahead.

In many, the first of November signifies the laying on of wreaths in conjunction with All Saints’ Day.  I have just completed a cemetery research trip to Northern Spain.  Laying on of wreaths is a very important ceremony there.  I believe this ceremony is catching on and becoming popular in the United States.

It is true that some grave care activities slow down a bit for winter.  However, we have found that there are several activities that will carry you through the winter months.  By starting your grave care business right now, you will be able to begin building a strong client base.

There are a few services we like to focus on during November and December.  Pre-winter plot maintenance, gravestone cleaning, and preparation for winter-time decorations should be tops on your list.  Offer these to your prospective clients and you will be busy (and making money) for most of the winter months.

If you have ever thought about starting your own grave care business, November is a perfect month to get started and begin building your client list.  In our Grave Care Business Course, we spend a lot of time teaching you how to properly build a strong client base.  We also teach you how much money to charge for your services.  The estimating software is a great tool to help you calculate your prices.

If you have any questions, please let us know.  We are always happy to help.

October 2017 – Grave Care Business

By starting your own Grave Care Business, you will be able to make good money providing proper grave care and cemetery maintenance.

October is an interesting month for Grave Care Business owners.

October is a month when many people become interested in cemeteries.  Mostly, this is due to Halloween falling on the last day of October.  There is kind of a spooky weird aspect to the fascination of cemeteries in October.

I fully understand this spooky weird fascination…I like Halloween, too.

However, Grave Care is NOT about the spooky weird fascination of cemeteries.  Grave Care is about proven services that will allow you to start your very own business.  Grave Care includes: plot maintenance, gravestone cleaning, floral decorations, and many other services to properly maintain grave sites.

This is a niche business.  While not a lot of people provide these services, there is a huge demand.  Some cemeteries offer basic grounds maintenance but their work often lacks finishing touches.  After one spouse dies, the other spouse normally tries to maintain the grave site, properly and visit on a regular basis.  However, age or ill health often prevents the remaining spouse from performing upkeep exactly they way they want to.   Adult children often move away from their hometowns or they are just too busy.  However, they ARE willing to pay good money for proper care.

By starting your own Grave Care Business, you will be able to make good money providing proper grave care and cemetery maintenance.

If you are fascinated with cemeteries (apart from Halloween) and if you would love to start your own Grave Care Business, we have developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business Course to help you get started.

The Full Course includes instructions for proper start-up, how to perform the work, what tools and supplies you will need, video tutorials, and instructions on how to properly estimate your prices.  We even included fantastic estimating software so you will know how much money to charge your clients.

The Grave Care Business Course includes a tremendous amount of information and business tools.  You will be pleased with all that is included.

To learn more about the business course, read through our main webpage:

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You can order directly via our website ordering page and we will ship it to you directly normally within 1 business day.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Right now is a perfect time to start.

 

Grave Care Business – Turning Ideas into Action

Grave care is a very rewarding business and right now is a perfect time to start.

Motivation to help you start your own Grave Care Business

As I drove into the local cemetery this morning, my head was full of great ideas about how I wanted my day to progress. I always find great ideas come to me while I’m driving but, once I reach my destination, those ideas often fade into obscurity. I believe this is a common problem for many people.

It reminds me of an email I received recently from a gentleman who wants to start his own grave care business.
The letter starts: “Hi Keith. I have thought about starting my own grave care business for about 3 years…” He goes on to say that he’s really ready to start and wants to purchase the business course.

I find his email very interesting because he has thought about it for 3 years but is still waiting to turn his ideas into action. We all suffer from this type of procrastination sometimes. Great ideas in the car or in the shower (I often have great ideas in the shower) are often dismissed when it is time to take action.

The question is: how can we retain the resolve to turn great ideas into action?

I believe simple encouragement is one thing that many of us need to turn ideas into action. On a personal level, I enjoy having a few mentors that I can bounce ideas off and then look for encouragement to follow through with great ideas. Encouragement is a very important ingredient for turning great ideas into action.

This is one of the reasons my team and I developed the Grave Care Business Course. I know there are many people who are interested in cemeteries and want to start their own Grave Care Businesses. Maybe you have thought about this idea many times (while driving or in the shower) but once the initial excitement of the idea subsides, you fail to take action to turn your idea into reality.

I would like to encourage you. Grave care is a very rewarding business and right now is a perfect time to start. As I’m writing this, we are transitioning between seasons and it’s an easy time to start your business and build a strong client list. Yes, I would like you to purchase our grave care business course to help you get started but even if you don’t purchase it, I want to encourage you to take the steps necessary to turn your ideas into action.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I am passionate about cemeteries & grave care and I am always happy to help.

My best to you for a profitable and fulfilling September:
Keith

Cemetery Vandalism and your Grave Care Business

Grave Care Business Owners Deter Vandalism

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Cemetery Vandalism

Hi Everyone:

I want to address the serious subject of Cemetery Vandalism.  This is a subject very close to my heart.  We can do something to combat this serious problem.  It is my opinion that proper Cemetery Maintenance and Grave Care dissuades vandals from causing destruction to graveyards.

As a Grave Care Business owner, you can make a difference.

I cannot imagine why anyone would desecrate a cemetery or an individual’s gravesite. However, this is an ongoing problem. Cemetery management and families of those buried in these cemeteries
are looking for answers.

Well, I have some answers to help abate this problem.

Cemetery Vandalism is a Big Problem

I have studied cemeteries where vandalism takes place. I often find reoccurring themes that are common.  Cemeteries in decline and ones that don’t have many concerned visitors on a daily basis are often at risk of being vandalized.

I have been associated with Grave Care for many years and I help people start their own Grave Care Businesses. I can tell you that proper care and maintenance is vital to a cemetery’s long-term preservation.

So, how can a grave care business help solve this problem?

Grave Care Business Owners Dissuade Cemetery Vandals

Grave Care Business owners provide many services of upkeep for entire cemeteries and individual’s grave sites.  They provide plot maintenance, gravestone cleaning, and floral decoration placement in addition to many other services.

These activities give cemeteries a cared-for appearance. Since you will be there on a routine basis, you will help dissuade people who cause damage. Also, you can properly document instances of vandalism to help police find the culprits.

Owners of the cemeteries will be glad you are there, family members will gladly pay you for your services, and YOU will be operating your own business and making a positive difference for your community.
It is a Win-Win-Win solution.

I am not an anomaly and neither are you.

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If you have an interest in cemeteries and have ever though about starting your own business, I hope you will read though our website.  We have developed a professionally produced business course that will help you start & grow your own Grave Care Business.

If you have questions about the business course, please reach out to us via our Contact Form

You can order the course directly:  Grave Care Business Course

Thank you:
Keith

 

Grave Care Business – July 2017

Grave Care Business owners should understand the power of increasing their businesses and building their client lists during July.

July is a pivotal month for Grave Care Business owners.  It’s important for you to understand the power of July in starting and/or expanding your business.

2017 is flying by.  Six months are down and there are another six months to go before the end of the year.  While the first day of July is a milestone (halfway through the year), the importance of July comes from the fact that your efforts this month will guide your business for the rest of the year.

Grave care maintenance is in full swing right now.  Grave site maintenance (mowing & landscaping), floral placements, and gravestone cleaning are in big demand right now.  However, the end of summer is right around the corner.  Then autumn will follow closely behind.  I have always found that efforts I make in July to develop my client list for end-of-summer services have a big and positive effect in the coming months.   However, I’ve found that if I delay until August, it’s difficult to build the same excitement in a customer base than if I started in July.

I do not know why this seems to be true.  However, it’s something I first noticed many years ago when I was studying marketing and human psychology in school.  I theorize that by mid-July, people are beginning to tire of summer.  However, they don’t realize it yet…it’s subliminal.

Why is this important for Grave Care Business owners?  This is an easy answer.  End-of-summer grave care and Autumn grave care is very important for this business.  There is a lot of money to be made during this time and this is a great time to increase your client base.

The take-away is this: the efforts you make in July will have very positive effects for your business in the coming months and for the rest of the year.  “Don’t delay. Start today.”

The Grave Care Business package is packed with information to help you start and expand your business.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Every journey begins with a single step.

If you love helping people and if you have a fascination with cemeteries, tombstones, and mausoleums, a Grave Care Business might be perfect for you.

Take the first step and the path will reveal itself.

I can still recall the moment it happened.  I was sitting in a cubicle in a windowless office.  My boss was in a grumpy mood.  The other office workers were in grumpy moods.  I didn’t want to be in a grumpy mood but I, somehow, found myself grumpy, anyway.  It was lunchtime.  I couldn’t wait to turn off my computer monitor and have 60 minutes to myself.  On my way out of my cubicle, I reached for a book that a neighbor had given me on my college graduation a few years earlier.

What happened to the wide-eyed optimism I had when I graduated college?  I was going to take the world by storm and have a great time doing it.  I was going to rise quickly in the corporate world, make a fortune overnight, and be the envy of all those around me.  Ahhh…the enthusiasm of youth.

It only took me a couple years working in the accounting department of a huge international corporation before my enthusiasm began to wane.  Bosses were reluctant to offer promotions or pay raises.  Co-workers were only after their own best interests.  And, to the company’s executives, I was just another face in the crowd.  Ugh…

On my way out of my cubicle for lunch, I grabbed a copy of the book I’d been meaning to read.  It was a thin book that I could probably get half way through during my lunch hour.  The cover page was colorful and it looked like a fun read especially to someone who just wanted to escape reality for an hour.

With the book tucked securely under my left arm, I grabbed my coat and a sandwich I had brought for lunch in a brown paper sack.  Sometimes I would go to lunch with co-workers.  We’d sit at a local restaurant and talk about work while we waited for our food to be delivered to our tables.  Hmmm…sitting inside, talking about work, cramped into a booth full of co-workers.  Not to be rude but, NO THANK YOU!

So, on this day, with a sandwich in a brown paper bag and a paperback book tucked under my arm, I fled the office environment to sit outside in the sunshine.  And….that’s when I heard my bosses voice ring out: “Keith, I need you to work this weekend.”  I’d already worked 50 hours that week and didn’t want to spend the entire weekend stuck inside.  I always thought a college degree and a corporate job was supposed to help insulate you from spending your weekends at work.  Ha, was I mistaken?

Finally, I made it though the door.  The sun was shining and I just couldn’t believe how good it felt to be outside and away from the confines of work.  “What if I could do this all day every day?” I though to myself.  “What if I could figure out a way to work away from a stifling office environment with grumpy bosses and grumpy coworkers.  What if I didn’t need an office window because I could go outside and work in the beauty of nature as often as I liked?”

I reached down beside me to pull the sandwich out of my brown paper lunch bag.  With my other hand, I opened the book I had so looked forward to reading and I wondered what information I could glean from within its pages.

The title of the book was: Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow.

And…that…was…my…first…step.
It was my first step in starting my own business.

Have you ever thought about starting your own business?  Have you ever wanted to own a fulfilling, rewarding, and profitable business?  If you love helping people and if you have a fascination with cemeteries, tombstones, and mausoleums, a Grave Care Business might be perfect for you.

Once I quit my job, I never looked back.  That was in the mid-90.  Since that time many people have asked me for advice on starting their own grave care businesses.  After many year running my own business, I developed a professional produced business package to help you start & operate your own Grave Care Business.  The Grave Care Business Course is a huge course filled with reference materials, a business toolkit, instructional videos, estimating software, and much more.

Read through our entire website to learn about the Grave Care Business Course.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  We love cemeteries and we are always happy to help.

You can order the course through this website and we will make it to you directly via USPS Priority Mail.

Let this be your first step.

Keith
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Autumn in A Cemetery – Color Above – Color Below

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Have you ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business?

Autumn is a perfect time to start your own Grave Care Business. As the Sun’s apparent position in our sky moves south, Autumn’s beautiful sunsets foretell of chilly weather ahead. This cooler weather brings with it lots of opportunities for Grave Care Business owners.

Autumn weather brings with it plenty of work to be done in your local cemeteries. Basic ground maintenance, plot restoration, tombstone cleaning, and graveside decorations will keep you busy for the next few months. Cemetery management generally does not provide these services. Family members are willing to pay you for basic plot cleanup, detailed weed trimming, proper tombstone cleaning, and other services to keep their loved-one’s gravesite looking nice all year long.

Cemetery Trees Changing Colors

We have developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business training course designed to help you start and operate your own Grave Care Business. Please look through our entire website to learn about the course. You can order through the website and we will mail it out to you promptly.

If you have any questions, please let us know. We love cemeteries and are always happy to help.

Thank you:
Keith