Getting New Clients before Spring

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by AugustaLandscaping1312, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. AugustaLandscaping1312

    AugustaLandscaping1312 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hello all! I've started a new company In Augusta, GA , here at http://www.landscaperaugusta.com , and I was wondering what strategies I could use to drum up clients before spring time rolls around? I'd like to hit the ground running in spring, but all we primarily do is regular lawn maintenance and your typical trimming and shrub care.
     
  2. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,771

    Welcome, not exactly sure how it goes in the south,as it's warmer, but I'm on hold for another 2 months, then it goes nuts. Best of luck to you.
     
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  3. danothemano

    danothemano LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Yup, tempting to post now with cabin fever, but smartest to go hard in the paint in march for us midwesterners
     
  4. Kennedylawns

    Kennedylawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    This past year I started mowing in February but March is “go time” for us as well. I would personally wait until then to push any advertising. For me usually at least March and April is when I pick up the bulk of new clients. Plus when the summer heat starts then you get a few as well.
     
  5. CountryboyTn

    CountryboyTn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    I just started last year myself but i only mow part time on the side but I have already put out signs and knocked on doors and handed out buisness cards because I plan on getting more accounts this year, just to get people seeing my lawn care buisness name before they do contact someone else before time to mow gets here. I'm not a 20 yr veteran but that's just my way of thinking :laugh:, hopefully it works out. Good luck
     
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  6. Mow-Daddy.com

    Mow-Daddy.com LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,874

    Good luck,


    I went to your website, lots of spelling errors, missing words, and using the wrong words. Ie; since instead of sense.
    If your trying to convince a customer details matter to you, your website should reflect that. Have someone that is good with grammar proof your site.
    Spring is coming so hope your yr is good.
     
  7. Copper Creek Cuts

    Copper Creek Cuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Going into my second season and hoping to snag some more clients in two neighborhoods by a pretty aggressive postcard campaign. Will be mailing every house at least once a month for 2018 with a postcard. Summer months will get bi-weekly post cards. Other than that, I don't plan on trying anything before or during the season (aside from a website, facebook, and google mybusiness page setup early last year).
     
  8. Rockchoplawn

    Rockchoplawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I recommend using pictures that show your company at work, featuring logos and other identifying marks. It looks like stock photos were used a lot here. They look nice and are easy to use, but branding is very important in gaining your reputation.
     
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  9. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Missouri
    Messages: 3,751

    Yeah, what Mow-daddy said...also it looks like the trimming wasn't done in a couple of those pics.....the commercial looking property along the sidewalk and where the parking lot, curb, and sidewalk meet especially stands out, plus weeds in the beds. Another one is the property with the backyard patio...doesn't looked trimmed either. Also the one with the paver type sidewalk and brick borders...grass in the cracks.

    Good luck, but ya need to fix these problems on the site as well.
     
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  10. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    When I have to question whether it's a "real" site or a scammy lead gen site, that's not trust-inducing.
     

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