I posted a similar thread in the business management forum, but did not get much response. I am really hoping the experts in the pesticide forum can help me out. Last year I put out ~3500 door hangers and landed between 1.5% and 2.0% in new customers. They went out starting Feb. 10th through about the 25th. This year I really need to add 100 customers, and I have 10,000 door hangers. I have already put out about 2500, but am getting practically no response. So far, 2 new customers. The weather is really crappy, and I assume that is part of the problem. But, what should I do? It is going to take me at least 10 days walking 8 hours a day to get the other 7500 out, and I am going to be finishing my spring PreM this week. I want to beat the bigger companies (TreGreen) to the punch with their 3 mailers to every house in the region. Also, last year I think i landed quite a few customers that did not want to reup with their previous lawn person. But, if i am later this year, i am afraid i will miss that market. I like to add my customers before Mar 15th, because that is usually the crabgrass cutoff. So, do i just need to be patient and wait for the good weather? Or, should i push forward next week, even if it is 40 degrees and no one is thinking about their Bermuda lawn. Because of the extended cold weather, should I just sit on my butt for a couple of weeks and wait? It seems that the window is very narrow, and I do not want to miss it. Please, any advice is appreciated.