When to start advertising

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stexasrookie, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. stexasrookie

    stexasrookie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I worked about half of last season and was wondering when is the best time to start advertising. I live in south texas so the growing season doesnt really stop until late december and starts again in late febuary. When i say advertising I mean newspaper ads and passing out fliers. Thanks for your help, any & all is appreciated.
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    I advertise ALL THE TIME...you would be surprised how many ppl call in the off season because of it.
  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Best time to start is yesterday.
    I have gotten more calls when I did not expect to get them. Lots of times it is from people who want to do a whole cleanup on their yard, and get around to it in the "off seasons". Those kind of jobs tend to pay great, and fill in any empty spots I may have. Another thing to think about is people have to recognize your logo/name. Then when they need work done, they can associate it. So the key is to always have it visible somewhere. Always on a truck is great, because people from your area will become used to seeing it, and when they need work, know you are a local business, and support you.
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  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    couldn't have said it better myself!
  5. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,040

    Hi stexasrookie,

    Always keep your name out there !

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