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1800 landscape

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smarino21, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    any one ever do this 1800 landscape or lawncare? how is it any comments?
  2. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Never heard of it, can you give more info?
  3. StumpBuster

    StumpBuster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Do you mean...
    as in a phone # ??
  4. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 355

    I saw a pick up truck this evening with that on the tailgate. I thought to myself, what a good idea. I'm in Maryland so it must be a service that people call and they assign leeds depending on what area and service that is needed.
  5. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    Yeh I checked into it last year. I can't rember how much it cost, somewhere between 3-500 per month I think. Now that I moved to a much more populated area, I may check into it if it isn't taken.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    This one aspect of the Realgreen Systems program that unfortunately, doesn't work all that well. The reason being, is there is too much and too much potential for overlap. The way it works, is you pay into the service. They sell you marketing material like brochures, wicket signs, etc. The only holdback is....is that it is done by "zipcode" areas. So, if you are driving around and someone takes that number from your truck....they call and there is no telling if they get refered to YOUR business, or someone elses. There are 3 businesses right around here that have this. Guess what happens? If someone takes the number off a wicket sign 5 minutes south of me, and they live 10 minutes north of me, they get refered to the guy at the north of me. Now, these are actual numbers and examples of times right from my location. There is another a little further south.
    Also, I believe the 800 Lawncare number is just that - for lawn CARE (chemical and fert.). It is not for mowing services and such. I think there is a seperate number for that.
    Now don't get me wrong,...because RealGreen systems DOES have a top shelf marketing program, and many excellent materials available. Their software program for doing lawncare appears to be second to none. A bit pricey, but a great program all the same.
  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    One of the biggest landscape/lawn care services around here just started doing this last year. I wasn't sure what it was though, but he has them on all of his trucks and I've seen some little flyers tacked to telephone poles all over the place in our city. I wasn't a big fan of the pole thing though, looked tacky.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    No. In most areas and I am CERTAIN that in the entire state of Michigan, it is illegal to attach ANYTHING to telephone poles and/or signposts. This includes all the payday advance, we buy houses, tent rental, garage sale, work at home, and whatever else signs you can think of...we get em all.
  9. SEEKER3

    SEEKER3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Good 1800.

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