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Michigan Style

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smarino21, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 345

    i live in southeast michigan its my 2nd yrea in business i was wondering when you really start cutting or when to advertise for the lawns because if its still cold out people dont care about it yet ///?[/FONT][/FONT]
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,756

    Cut when grass needs to be cut. Advertise when YOU think you need to advertise. Be it March or October. Think about it this way - 2 nd in business - when do you blow snow??????
  3. Joey bag a' donuts

    Joey bag a' donuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    Whats up Smarino, Im from macomb, 21 and romeo plank...well, used to be when i was growing up.

    To answer your question my newspaper add goes back in this month, you'd be surprised how early typically older people like to set up their lawn service. I got a call 2 weeks ago from an older guy for lawn servicing.

    Now is the time to start advertising, really hit it hard in march, and as far as when I start mowing its usually around early to mid april.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    Do it year round.
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    I would start around the first of year for the next season. Don't think people are very interested before the holidays except existing accounts.:)
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    I agree...
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    It just depends on were you live I guess. It's pointless in the area because people don't have much money.
  8. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I'm going to start advertising heavy beginning of march. Usually start cutting about the second week in april +/-
  9. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 903

    last year started cutting May 1st, guess I was a little late!
  10. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    No, You were'nt late, Spring was a little late.

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