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Door Hanging:Walk up driveway or through yard?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by JohnnyRocker, May 6, 2009.

  1. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    When you all door hang, do you walk through the yard or up each driveway. I was out last week and walked up each driveway in a high end neighborhood with long driveways and large yards. I know that I could have cut my time in half if I had walked through most of the yards. I just thought it would look kinda trashy if I was walking through everyone's yard. Any comments or experiences would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Okiebug003

    Okiebug003 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    I walk through the yard. You can nearly double your time by doing this. I do stay on the side walks when the owner is outside.
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    I never walk across the yard. That just looks bad on you, Like you have no respect for their property.
  4. Right Touch

    Right Touch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    my guys use bikes. may seem silly but it saves alot of time. One of my guys actually used roller blades once.
  5. cixelsydeht

    cixelsydeht LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I have always stuck to the paved areas. I know it wastes some time but I would rather show a little respect for the potential customers property. You will probably never know if that impressed them or if those extra 40 steps won you the business... unless you have a retiree with nothing better to then talk about everything and why everything is why it is. Then you might get some feedback on what some would say is wasted time.:laugh:
  6. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    99% of people wont give a rats tail if you walk though the yard.

    But you will always encounter the one guy the flips off his tree.
  7. nc-jrock

    nc-jrock LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 133

    I tell my guys not walk through the yards but I know some of them do anyway.
  8. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    I work my butt off to maintain my yard. I don't want solicitors walking through it. You know all those mulch islands in strip mall parking lots that everyone walk through- not me, I walk around. Someone works hard to maintain that island, show some respect.
  9. nc-jrock

    nc-jrock LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 133

    What company do you guys get your door hangers from?
  10. Loooogie

    Loooogie LawnSite Senior Member
    from YORK
    Posts: 295

    If they have a fruit tree I grab a couple and if I am thirsty I just help my self to the hose, you don't want to know what I do in the bushes!

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