new developments

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Goodaaron, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Goodaaron

    Goodaaron LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 16

    Do you guys find new developments a good place to market lawncare services or would it just be a waste of time. I was thinking of marketing my lawncare service in a couple of brand new subdivisions this spring. Anybody have very good luck in these virgin neighborhoods?

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    There's a couple new developments that I do very well in, and a few that I gave up on. Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it.
  3. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 497

    .... i'd say a great marketing area to start in, ask the development grows so will you, just watch your prizing, thats the key to a good start in developments!
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I think it would be good for landscaping or lawncare (chem apps, aerating...etc), but not necessarily for lawn mowing. They just spent or going to spend a good fortune for new lawn and landscaping. The will probably want to save some money and mow their own lawn, but want to upkeep their investment by lawncare services. All the new developments that I advertised in wanted one-time services and not any mowing.

    So, in short, I guess it depends exactly what services you are trying to market.
  5. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    I agree with Walker.

    It all depends on what you want to provide for them. The new homes in my area are usually bought by a homeowner who is just starting out and they want to do everything themselves.

    Dirt squirting applications are a great service for them as you can get one of them in the neighborhood and it spreads quickly.

    They often go to the big warehouse stores and pickup a mower for themselves as they can't really afford to have a weekly service come.
  6. nitrotim

    nitrotim LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 525

    Jim, Do you think with the race track coming your way there will be some new developments. :) Alot going on in this city of ours. A builder friend of mine told me that a major builder came in last month and bought 41 lots for $3000000. Yes thats six zeros

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