Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Khowell0, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Khowell0

    Khowell0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I know there probably many other threads about this and many other options, but how did you guys advertise just getting started to land those first couple of accounts? Just start out with family and friends and they spread it by word of mouth?
  2. JTlawns2

    JTlawns2 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 51

    Word of mouth is the way to go. Tell your family and friends. Word will get around and before long you will have a yard. Make sure that you work your a$$ off on the first couple of yards. Quality work will get you more yards.
  3. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    Craigslist got me my first three properties in one weekend.

    Word of mouth is the slowest way to grow, next to sitting on your ass hoping for customers to fall in your lap, and the worst advice to give someone wanting to get started. Its good, but it doesn't just come to you starting out.
  4. Khowell0

    Khowell0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I know it just doesn't come. I work for this landscaping company right now and did some work for my aunt over the weekend. She said she would help creating a business plan and I was just wondering. I've talked to many neighbors and family members and got some business cards made up.
  5. cutyourgrass

    cutyourgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Look into a book called START YOUR OWN LAWN CARE OR LANDSCAPE BUSINESS. It has some descent information in it can be checked out at most libraries. If yours doesn't have it, ask them to do a inter-library loan. It is written for Entrepreneur magazine.

  6. Khowell0

    Khowell0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I'll look into that book. Have you heard of the Sean Adams Lawn care & Landscaping success package? If so, what do you think about it? Is it actually as good as everyone's saying it is?
  7. cutyourgrass

    cutyourgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I have not but the one piece of information I did purchase isn't as helpful as the book. In fact, I don't have Microsoft office so I can not even use the forms and templates included with it.

    The book has some pretty good information in it. If you would like the cd's I purchased for starting a lawn care service, let me know. I haven't even opened them and I don't really have a use for them. i'll be happy to mail them to you.
  8. Khowell0

    Khowell0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Could you mail them? I'll PM you my address.
  9. Khowell0

    Khowell0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Thanks for all the info.
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