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Cut through grass to hand out Marketing Information?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by tyler_mott85, Mar 2, 2010.


Do you walk through grass or stay on concrete?

  1. Save the grass, walk the few extra feet, stay on the sidewalks.

    23 vote(s)
  2. Screw the grass, save the few extra seconds, cut thru the grass.

    12 vote(s)
  1. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    Do you guys walk through the grass door to door when handing out flyers, door hangers and the such? Like a postman on foot does?

    Or do you stay on sidewalks and driveways?

    I personally have always stayed on the concrete as I find it disrespectful to walk through the yard of someone you do not know.
  2. meicher806

    meicher806 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 385

    I went with save the grass, but it really depends on the area that im hitting up. if im in a area i can get 60+ a lawn you bet your but im not cutting through the grass, now if im in a area that i will pull 30 a lawn i may or may not cut through, i guess it depends on my mood and bed placement also plays into my choice, I will not walk through flower beds, climb retaining walls ect.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i say screw the grass, normally i respect property, but in this case you are talking more than a few extra feet when you are dealing with a couple thousand hangers.
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    i try my best to no cut through the grass!
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    If people would get upset if I walked on their grass to talk to them, HTF am I supposed to do the maintenance on their lawn. Petty little fascists can find someone else to enslave.
  6. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    well I don't hand door hangers so I cant answer this . But I do try and stay on the side walks. There is a bank that i use some times and there grass next to there side walk is dead from every one walking on it !!!!

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i try to please people by staying off the grass
  8. moregreensc

    moregreensc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    Agree with greendoctor 100%. I'll walk on the sidewalk/walkway on maybe 1 out of 100 yards, if it is a nice lush lawn. Especially if you are handing out thousands of flyers or brochures:walking:
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    the homeowner prolly doesnt want you walking threw their yard

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