When to advertise for Fall/Winter

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    When do you guys start advertising for Fall/Winter? What are your best selling services that should be advertised the most? Leaf cleanup, gutter cleaning,flowerbed install and renovation?
  2. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 915

    start advertising snow plowing in July, give the customers a break if they pre pay by a certin date. Works pretty good for all parties involved. Letters will be along with the Aug bills, which go out today, advertising fall clean-ups to my customers. You can never be to early, in my opinion, always gets the customer thinking ahaead
  3. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    There is no snow to plow in Louisiana. whats your second best seller?
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,260

    If this storm hits near, you will have all the cleanup work you can handle. Get a good chainsaw and a helper. Other than that bed cleaning and mulching seem to be good sellers in fall.:usflag::usflag::usflag:
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  5. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I was thinking about the storm also. If it continues in its path, We should get hit pretty hard. I guess ill have to start door hangers the day after the storm.
  6. saylorsdad

    saylorsdad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    not sure but if you cut many trees after a hurricane you may be able to sell the wood for firewood if you let it season for a month or two
  7. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    I'm going to start advertising for my fall and winter services pretty soon, because it's starting to get really slow around here. Stupid drought!!!!!
  8. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    This may sound silly but do you guys get EVERY leave doing leaf cleanup? This doesnt include thoughs who have a bagger. I have a backpack blower but I was planning on side discharging on my mower and circle the yard.
  9. Dunlaps LawnCare

    Dunlaps LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    send flyers out for snow early to mid oct
  10. openbook

    openbook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    Best thing to do after a storm would be knocking on doors, having all the equipment ready to go.

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