2005 Lawn contracts.?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scraper69, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
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    when do you start sending out your lawn maint. contracts for the season. and have you noticed if you send too early. you get no response and have to continue to follow up. What about request to bid, proposals for new lawn maint jobs, and what do you find is the best advertising early in theseason?
     
  2. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    We write 12 month contracts that have an auto renew so unless I raise the price we don't need to contact. I go about 2 years before uping the cost so only 1/2 of them come up each year. Send those in Jan.
    For new business we push flyers all year but in spring we put out in mid Jan.-mid Feb and March 1st.
    We are going full speed (mowing) by March 15th.
     
  3. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Posts: 477

    i find that too early, they dont respond when its snowing!!!
     
  4. Summertime Lawn

    Summertime Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Sent out all contracts last week and already seeing reponses. It helped that I did it when it was unseasonably warm out.
     
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    we auto renew all of ours.
    they are still bound by the same contract.
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Best way IMO is "evergreen" with any changes...then again, I don't use contracts.
     
  7. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't get it.. what is "evergreen"?
     
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Continual, automatically renews itself every year unless attachements/changes are made...
     
  9. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    oh.... :)

    Expo???
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thursday, March 3rd at the Meadowlands Convention Center. Great show!
     

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