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When to start putting doorhangers out?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jondcoleman, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    Have you all started putting your advertisements out there? We probably won't start our first round for another 2 weeks so I am wondering if I should wait until then or go ahead and start next week. Any opinions appreciated. Thanks!

    Jon
     
  2. KES

    KES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    In Alabama I have already been doing it. I and everyone else around here starts in January, but I know our growing season is different from up north.

    Derek
     
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Don't start until you get a nice string of warmer late winter/early spring days in a row.
    Especially don't start if there is any snow/flurries/ice in the forecast. People will just grab your hanger and dump it.

    Watch the weather forecast and catch people in spring fever.
     
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    What a waste!
    Door hangers only have effectiveness between 2 to 3% of the time....when they're not blown into the bushes by the wind.
     
  5. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    What do you use Marcos? I don't know that there is anything else that works more effectively, except maybe word of mouth.
     
  6. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    Referrals, W.O.M, kiddie team sports sponsorship, and local newspaper and mailer coupons, like Val Pac.
     

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