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those little lawnsigns

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i see alot of companies put a sign out on a lawn they do. sometimes these lawns are true garbage, just plain terrible looking. i would never want to put a sign with my name on them. now, am i missing something here? isn't this adverse publicity, to be associated with a terrible looking lawn? or is it just that important for growth to have as many people as possible see your company name?
     
  2. 42homers

    42homers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I've seen them too. If they were smart they'd pick the nicer lawns to put them in and make sure they either picked them up after 3-4 days or get back over there and mow it again...........they sit there until the yard starts looking bad with their name all over it! Gives me a good laugh sometimes.
     
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    the town I live in has a 3 day limit on having those signs out. The town will take them if they please.....if they are there longer....

    Derek
     
  4. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Yeah, Bobby,I've noticed the same thing.I passed by a Dr's office the other day located on one of the main roads around here with a sign that read,"Landscaping provided by so and so".It was a nice little wooden sign but the yard looked like crap:terrible lawn,overgrown bushes,weeds in the beds and zero edging.
    I think it's a great idea, if the local ordinances will allow it,but AT LEAST make sure the landscaping work you're displaying HELPS your reputation.
     
  5. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    I only put my signs out on high end residential lawns, and all install jobs..
     
  6. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Perhaps the places looked a great deal WORSE before X comapny has taken over and for those familiar, is an indication of things to come......

    Nothing happens overnight.
     
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    yes mr. gee vee, but people only know what they see. a cummy yard, and your name on it. i seriously doubt a passer by would say, "hey, i bet that yard will look great soon enough."
     
  8. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    That's freakin' hilarious. LOL:D
     
  9. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Yah, we put signs like that out - but only in the nicest looking lawns we maintain. I agree. It's rather stupid to put one in a lawn that doesn't look perfect. Not very good advertising.

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  10. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Yea I got a couple of those, the material they are printed on are called coroplast. They really don't cost much to have made.

    Jeff
     

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