Best Time To Pass Out Doorhangers In MI

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by StihlBR600, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im planning on passing out 5,000 doorhangers in MI. I was thinking about passing out 2,000 flyers about March 20th and the rest about April 10th. For those of you that live in MI what has been your expierience?
     
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whenever its halfway warm out. Between early March and early April seem to be good times.
     
  3. mezammit

    mezammit LawnSite Member
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    Yeah late March early April seems to get me the most business.
     
  4. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Whenever you start seeing the ads for Scott's, Home Depot and Lowes all over the T.V. - get to pounding the payment. Doing works best IMO for two reasons. Scott's , Lowes, etc. have already paid for them to start thinking about spring lawn care, and number two - they just double dosed their lawn with the special fertilizer they picked up and twice as much is always better. After they dose they generally find the value in having someone cut their turf that is growing a foot and a half a week, high off the dose of N it just got.
     
  5. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok thanks everyone. Last year i easnt prepared and passed out flyers on April 25 which is just too late
     
  6. rhyan6

    rhyan6 LawnSite Member
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    I live in southwest MI and I'm fertilizing in April, I start to hand out door hangers middle of February. Clean ups start end of march so fliers need to be out so they have time to make a decision. Just what i do
     
  7. freshcut419

    freshcut419 LawnSite Member
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    I live in south Michigan and I was already mowing by April 25 We started mowing the first week of Apil. I start my flyer hanging the first week in Feb.Im always surprized how long people hang on to them before they call.
     
  8. twcw5804

    twcw5804 LawnSite Senior Member
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    How long does it take you to hand out that many flyers? Is it just you doing it or do you have help?
     
  9. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can usually pass out 500 flyers while staying in my truck in about 3 hours. This year im walking door to door and im having my sister help me.
     
  10. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
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    So do you think i would be wasting my time passing out flyers in late february?
     

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