When do customers start to think about lawncare in Northeast

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Miller's Lawncare, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Miller's Lawncare

    Miller's Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I'm just starting out, and so far I have two clients. When do most people start to call around for lawncare. I'm in N.J. its still pretty cold out, but was wondering what month would I expect to get the most calls. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Yater

    Yater LawnSite Senior Member
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    Around here, they start calling on the first warm, sunny day.
     
  3. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 976

    In Baltimore its between middle of April and 1st week of may
     
  4. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill LawnSite Senior Member
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    mid april to may here as well.
     
  5. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Same here mid april to may
     
  6. Reliable Lawn Care

    Reliable Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    I hope in March/April, but sometimes when their grass is about 8 inches tall !!!
     
  7. Fox Landscape Services

    Fox Landscape Services LawnSite Member
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    Come to Arkansas and get paid year round!! All my accounts pay the same every month!!
     
  8. lawn crafters

    lawn crafters LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Posts: 440

    some will just not even worry about it and keep the person from last year but if i were you and you are trying to get new customer i would say to start advertising in march thats what i do, then i start spring clean upos on april 11th (around there)
     
  9. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    If you already have the equipment ready, hit them up late march. If the customer sees you as professional they will be proactive and hit you up early. if they dont than you will get your business a week or two into the growing season when their guy does a bad job or there mower doesnt start. Our largest volume of calls come the first couple warm days, but by then we are booked into the next month. Second most popular time to call is friday on a holiday weekend. I think most guys in your area get going mid march and mowing mid april. Dont forget that the state and insurance will hit you up ten different ways your first few months so be prepared to lay down some money to keep them happy.
     
  10. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I usually start getting new customer calls in Mid March and they start pouring in, in April. I sent out my renewals about a week ago and have been getting some calls already. Trying to stay ahead of the game. The reply that someone said...the first warm sunny day is pretty accurate, though.
     

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