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Question for north east guys

When do calls really start coming in


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Lynden-Jeff

LawnSite Bronze Member
Hey,

For anyone in the north east when do you calls start coming in for new sign ups? The last 2 days have been the warmest yet but they are forecasting cold/possibly snow for next week. Just wondering if its weird that I haven't had to many calls as of yet.

Cheers
Jeff
 
people are getting ready to go on easter break/vaca there not thinking of lawn care yet. after easter is when I get most of my new guys. I think they see all the guys working down there and then it hits them that they need somebody.
 
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Lynden-Jeff

Lynden-Jeff

LawnSite Bronze Member
Awsome, exactly the reply I was looking for. Its supposed to get cold and possibly snow next week, I have this phobia that im missing the boat. Althought even last year I got 10 clients even starting in august so I shouldent really be worried.

Cheers
Jeff
 

cantoo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Ontario, Canada
Xoopiter, I am near Kincardine off Lake Huron. Our phone started ringing the first of the week. We have about 10 jobs so far from these calls. However most are old customers just making sure we have their names on the list. It really depends on what type of work you do.
Lawn rolling 2 calls
Lawn sweeping, stone removal or "raking" 7 calls
Sand removal from highway bridge 1 call and scheduled for next week.
Hydro seeding 1 call and I referred him to someone else. I only dry seed.
If you want early spring money you need to offer early spring work. We likely sweep 40 or 50 lawns. Lawn rolling is something we hate but we also hate to turn down money. Branch cleanup this year is going to be big because of a bad ice storm we had. Broken brach removal from up in trees will also get us some work.
 
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Lynden-Jeff

Lynden-Jeff

LawnSite Bronze Member
Hey,

I know where kincardine is, my friend has some family up there. Im about 1.5 hours from you. When do your lawn cutting contracts start coming in? We are already booking some early spring work like you say, just wondering when the actual residential contract calls will start rolling in.

Cheers
Jeff
 

cantoo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Ontario, Canada
Xoopiter, we don't have any on contracts anymore. Everyone is always late calling for lawn cutting. I guess they figure it will cut itself and we are the last resort. We don't do much advertising anymore so we don't get many new calls. We rely on referrals from our customers for new work. We figure if they take to trouble to ask someone about us then it will be worth our time to give them a price. My wife does the work I just fix the equipment, I work full time at a day job. I'm sure a few more days of sunny weather will get your phone ringing.
 

dvblandscaping

LawnSite Member
Location
Groton, MA
Im in MA. I usually dont start getting calls until the first week of April. Though I did get a call during that last warm spell.

I get antsy every year and worry about lack of new business... But by August I usually have at least 10 new clients. That way I can get rid of those pesky Dog Mess lawns.
 

nobagger

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Pa
Its been nice weather wise in NWPA and there were a few companies out but next week...wet flakes;)
 

crzymow

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Pa
I have tons of cleanups to do, I wish I would have been out this week. Still waiting on my help, will be here monday. I have been giving a lot of estimates on mulching jobs, 1 lawn install and another lawn renovation.
 
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