yard signs? anyone use them?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KLAlawncare, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. KLAlawncare

    KLAlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    anyone know where i can find plain white yard signs? i cant find any at any hardware store?

    i would like the plain white plastic ones with the metal H stakes maybe like 1'x2' or 2'x2'

    also do u guys have any luck using them? at intersections or homes for landscape work?

    any help would be great
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    I put them in a yard when doing a landscape install. Leave the up for 7-10days after, then pik em up.
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  3. lawnman24949

    lawnman24949 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I wouldn't bother using them because for me they always end up getting stolen in about a weeks time. I also put these only at customers houses so when 10 get stolen in a year I feel there is no point to them. I would suggest if you want a yard sign invest in a heavy duty A frame sign. It will be more expensive but they are worth it a lot of companies around here use them and they never seen to get stolen.
  4. living Green Property

    living Green Property LawnSite Member
    from PA Erie
    Messages: 68

    Yeah we use them we have awesome luck I get about 100 a year made up and I peg them in telephone poles in intersections. I would say I lose maybe 40 a year due to wind or people tearing them down. The trick is to use a mine 3 foot later so you get them high enough that the average person can’t get them down without going thru the effort to get a latter and rip it down. Just check townships not all areas let u put signs up.it sucks having to drive around pulling them down been there done it.lol I go out at like 10 at night and put them up all night. We do like 50 in the spring I’m going out this weekend and them 50 in the fall advertising fall clean ups and over seeding. I also get yard signs made up every year I use the cheap ones and we put them in out landscape customer’s yards. I however just leave them there or get it In 2 weeks. I loose like 20 a year maybe. I just figure it into my costs. And I do really well with it it keeps your name out there and no one else in my area does it. I maybe get 50-60 new customers a year. But go and get them professionally printed it cost me maybe $1200 a year. but it doesn’t do better than tv or radio for me but deff beats door hangers and flyers.
  5. KLAlawncare

    KLAlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Thanks for the input guys....i think i might try them out this year and see how it goes.
  6. Wright48

    Wright48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    Best form of adverstiseiing by far i get more calls from lawn signs then anything else. Just make sure you take them down after like 2 weeks or theyll get stolen from kids,competition , drunks lol. Or youll piss off your customers haha i get a bunch stolen every year always have more made up. Pays for its self.
  7. living Green Property

    living Green Property LawnSite Member
    from PA Erie
    Messages: 68

    u wont regret it! just give it time don’t expect to put them out and get 5 phone calls the next day. and the more the merrier. I found the customers that call me from signs usually go with me. the ones who take the time and stop write ur info down usually only call u. they typically aren’t the ones who go in craigslist or the internet and call everyone to give them an estimate. It works really well with a web site. A lot of people will drive by see ur name and then search it on the internet. Good luck this year.
  8. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Just go to a sign shop for them...FYI I put up 6''x12'' signs on some of my more prominent maintanance accounts, generally in a mulch bed by the road. People are generally more accomodating to the idea of you putting up a small sign for the entire year then sticking a big yard sign up, even if thats only for a week or 2
  9. hoyboy

    hoyboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 346

    I was always really jealous of companies that had yard signs. The local municipality didn't allow them where we did most of our work, but it really seems like a great way of advertising. Especially in these days of high gas prices...getting customers close together is key and few advertising methods accomplish this better than yard signs.

    Good luck!
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    We use them at install jobs and while mowing in areas where people can't see our trucks or trailers. Really nice at commercial accounts on busy roads when we are parked out back.
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