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Selling Lawn Maint. In Winter

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PROCUT1, Jan 11, 2004.


Are you actively selling lawn work in the winter?

  1. Yes- having good success

    1 vote(s)
  2. Yes- slow but its working

    13 vote(s)
  3. Yes - not very successful though

    6 vote(s)
  4. No - I work my butt off - time to relax till march

    15 vote(s)
  1. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Who is actively selling lawn maintenance work during the winter time for next year?

    This probably applies more to the northern areas of the country.

    How are you doing it?

    How are the results?
  2. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    I haven't been marketing for lawn care for over 7 months now. Yet we still landed 2 new lawn care accounts in the last month. People just come to us a lot of timese these days.
  3. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    i'm currently working on some advertising. I will start putting them out in Feb. I like to spend the off season working on my new contracts, advertising, and other ways to improve upon my business.
  4. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    We are doing the same...
  5. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,684

    Don’t plan on doing my ad blitz till February I have no time atm. I have a state pesticide test on the 14th and then I still gota hook up with the accountant to see who owes what. I just missed jury duty this past week as well.
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    working on advertising and how to improve for the upcoming season.
  7. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    classes start tomorrow, so i'm done laying around drinking beer and reading maxim. time to be productive again. fudge.
  8. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Have'nt been pursuing any residential, but making some cold calls on some commercial prospects with nothing locked up yet.
  9. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Do you guys really get responses from residential properties in Feb/March? Most of my calls for estimates come in late April/early May. Seldom do I get calls even before late March.

    Just askin'.

  10. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    I don't know if I'd call them "responses" or not. I am not actively trying to land new lawn care accounts right now. Like you, I don't even begin trying until about April or so. And that's when most of the calls start coming in.

    That being said, we usually do pick up several new accounts during the winter. People just hear of us from the previous owner or from a neighbor or from the web or something and give us a call wanting to start up service. Why they don't wait until Spring, I don't know. But we do have the added advantage here in Portland of being able to work year-round. It almost never snows or freezes here and we can work on maintaining something on their landscape every month.

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