hey greenman, I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem! LOL!
I also had flyers made up this past spring and didn't hand too many out. I'll get them out next spring (even if I have to pay someone!).
Anyway back to original post. Although I haven't really looked into direct mailing too much, I'm partial to the idea of flyers. For one I can target very specific neighborhoods. I can even target just specific houses and skip the ones with dogs or other problems that I don't want to deal with. Also walking the neighborhood gives me a chance to get an idea of the size and layout of the lawns.
And I for one am more likely to look at a flyer left on my door then I am at a post card that's mixed in with my mail.
Just my thoughts.