Yard sign

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigkyle, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    does anyoone use them and if so how well do they work
  2. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    Always get stolen around here, not worth it. Actually I think its residents, they want to keep their neighborhood clean. Last year a guy put up 3-colour, lawn clean-up signs every where.
    Every corner, if it was 4 way stop, he would put 4 on the corner. I must have seen 30 to 40 of them in one of MY favorite neighborhoods. I had gone the flyer route and was losing customers because I couldn't get them all done fast enough but I still thought, Crap this is going to steal a lot of work from me. Next day almost all of them were gone. I don't know if it was competition or residents or maybe even the city.

    I know 3-colour signs cost a lot and they were nice looking signs, it would have made me sick if they were my signs that got stolen.

    One year I tried 1 colour signs, sometimes they would be gone within an hour lol.
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    We do. It does work fairly well for generating phone calls. Landing the deal is another story.
  4. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    We use them on yards after we do an install. I have had many calls off of my signs from other neighbors in the neighborhood.
  5. hess

    hess LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    I just keep one with me when i'm servicing the customer i put it in the yard and when i'm done i just take it with me people will get your number and come back later to see the job i got 6 customers doing it this way in one day
    this works for me
  6. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    I used them for firewood this winter and they worked great! I am hoping to do them for lawn care this Spring as well...well worth it.
  7. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    You put a sign on their lawn while you mow it? (I got decals on the truck)
  8. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,381

    I have never used them, but I think if you do, I would ask the customer if you can put them on the yard, and how long can you can have it there.
  9. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,329

    They work great. Very easy way to advertise.
  10. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    If I were you I would look at doing them yourself. You can by computer controlled vinyl cutters off ebay for a few hundred. You can create what ever you want and do lettering on trucks or anything else too.

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