Originally Posted by david shumaker
I get most by referrals now or someone on the block where I am working will ask about my service. I stopped advertising in the paper, etc. because I got tired of wadeing through all the bull. Sometimes I will leave a flyer in the area where I'm working if the lawn is already well kept, but I stopped leaving them at houses where it looks like no lawn work has been done in 5 or 10 years. They usually can't afford a lawn service. You can't be too picky when you first start out, but after awile alot of the business will come to you if you do a decent job.
Ditto on the crap lawns, I try to provide a landscaping service, not just "mow your yard for 35 bucks and go".