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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by erdoes87, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. erdoes87

    erdoes87 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I recently started my own lawn company and i am having trouble getting business what should I do and what kind of advertisement should i do?

    I own a
    04 turf tracer ex mark 48in
    04 ex mark zero turn 60in
    echo back pack blower
    vacuum chamber
    little wounder
    homelight weed waker
    pollution pro weed waker
    a 16ft trailer
    a truck
     
  2. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    I have never heard of Pollution Pro or Little Wounder :laugh: But no doubt good brands :)

    What are the conditions up there...dry? Wet? Mowing is a non-sell here now, the grass is dry. If that's the case, try to work on getting non-mowing work that'll fill your time. Hard to say what the best way to advertise is without knowing the area. If you really need calls, put an ad in the local paper and gear it toward whatever services you think might sell the best right now.
     
  3. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,578

    What he said....
     
  4. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    You definitely have the equipment to be successful, now you just need to do some "customer hunting". Post flyers, signs, or as mentioned above, an ad in your local paper. Good luck and don't give up. It's middle of the season and even though there are still plenty of people out there who need their yard mowed, your time will come.
     
  5. backtobasicslawncare

    backtobasicslawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 126

    Have You Passed Out Flyers Or Business Cards. They Usally Help Out If You Go Door To Door And Pass Them Out.


    GOOD LUCK!!:usflag:
     
  6. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,034

    You can have all the customers you want around here right now, for mowing, and it won't do you a bit of good. It is drrryyyyy. Nothing to mow but a weed here and there.

    Since N VA is a stones throw from here, I am assuming it isnearly the same there.

    Tim
     
  7. erdoes87

    erdoes87 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Its really dry hear it has rained a little but not very much
     
  8. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    Might I suggest that you start gladhanding with the local business owners. Let them know you are in business and if there is ever anything they might need to give you a call. Really put yourself out there. Everywhere you go, meet somebody new and let them know about you.
     

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