Need things to improve a lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mow&Snow, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    I'm looking for a few ideas that I can out on my flyer to help improve a lawn. U know, this sort of thing:

    Three things to do to give your lawn a boost!
    1:
    2:
    3:

    there can't be much copy as space is limited.

    Thanks for any help.

    Tom
     
  2. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    aeration
    dethatching
    fertilization
     
  3. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    Ya last year i used dethatching and fertilization and lime treatment. I was thinking I might change it tho.
     
  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    1-Soil Test (determines what fet to put down if necessary at all)
    2-Correct the ph level of the soil (if needed based on soil sample)
    3-Cut at the right height.
    4-Fert. with the proper fert. (based on soil sample test results.)
    5-Water effectively
    6-Pray

    Just a few ideas. You can beat your head against a wall, jump up and down for a year straight, but if the soil is not to the particular turf grasses liking you're fighting a losing battle.

    Scott
     
  5. Grasshog

    Grasshog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    1. Hire Me.
    2. Pay me on Time.
    3. Dont ever complain.
     
  6. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 302

    i have a take on this, and no real evidence to offer to support my idea but i've notice that flyers that have aeration, dethatching, soil testing, and things of that nature don't do as well as more simple ones do. here's why i think they don't get as good of returns. most people don't know squat about lawn care, that's why they hire us. when we try to sell something and the cusotmer doesn't fully know what it is, or why it should be done, they are less likely to call. it's hard to imagine a world where people don't understand why they should fertilize, or aerate, or dethatch because we all deal with it everyday. for what it's worth i think most people don't know about lawn care, and i'd try to make a flyer that was more on the common person's level. don't use words they aren't likely to fully understand. maybe i'm wrong, but i got the best response from my very first flyer which didn't list any services and just had name, phone, and a short paragraph length sales pitch. everything i've used that listed services got a 1% respose rate. the simplier one got closer to 3%. while i'm at it, i had an ad in the phone book which listed services, two of which were aerate and dethatch. i got one call for aerate and none for dethatch. and i had the only ad which offered either of the two.
     
  7. dr grass

    dr grass Banned
    Posts: 242

    1 : sign a contract
    2 : oblige by the contract
    3 : dont *****
     
  8. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,405

    Yeah, what he said.:D
     
  9. Schlepie

    Schlepie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    aerate
    compost
    mow right height
     
  10. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    AielLandscaping, Im no sure aeration and dethatching sell good in are area, unless they have hybrid burmuda. If your after those customers, you should have 2 flyers, one for hybrid and one for fescue, and maybe even one for the mixed up lawns?
    For my regular customers, Im going to do a News Letter every few months, with articles on lawn and plant care, and what services should be done at certin times. That way I dont have to make calls are knock on the door and ask if they want stuff done, The plan is they will call me and ask for it to be done, becasue my News Letter informed them it should be done.
     

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