slow mow in kansas city

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawnguy1, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. lawnguy1

    lawnguy1 LawnSite Member
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    :cry: hey all, been a rough , slow and hot summer in kansas city. first year has been a rude awakening for us. this hot and dry weather has slowed growth of lawns. what is your suggestion to pick up business this fall . thought about a heavy door to door flyer program , with emphasis on core aeration and overseeding . any ideas would be appreciated............Patriot Lawncare:usflag:
     
  2. JT1304

    JT1304 LawnSite Member
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    I agree with you. Pound the pavement and get those fliers out. Post your ads anywhere you can. Some folks may just hire you to mow or clean up due to heat.

    GOOD LUCK
     
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yup, I would make a flyer with a little stuff about how aeration helps lawn, bla bla bla, and offer a special if they take multiple services---I have found that knocking on doors and talking to as many people as I can will get me more jobs too.
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    During very hot weather we sell mulching and small landscaping jobs.
     
  5. Adam3669

    Adam3669 LawnSite Senior Member
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    ugh...i know, its been a bi tch.

    Hopefully things will start to pick up when the leaves start fallin!
     
  6. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Seems late in the season for new customers with a drought is there any grass to cut, try selling more and new services..
     

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