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  • Bad start to the season

    I ordered 2500 flyers
    the weather here has been terrible
    cold then warm
    then cold then snow
    then warm
    then snow
    all in the same week

    the past three days it has been high 40's today its 61 right now
    so thats real nice

    but out of the 2500 i have handed out 1000 so far
    and i have only recieved three calls

    one was found off google
    one was for a lawn estimate
    the other was for an aeration job

    When do you guys hand out your flyers..i mean..spring is here..ive seen people mowing there non existent lawns..

    i put a deadline on the back of my flyers saying april 1st but the delay in shipping and weather has set me back

    so i will continue to distribute them regardless

    whats your guys opinion? when should i start handing these out? the past years i have done them around late may but i want to get ahead of the game..any advice?
    Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
    "Where Service is Always in Season"
    Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

  • #2
    I have seen people here who started mowing their own yards about 3 weeks ago. I have been doing flyers for most of a month now but just starting to get a decent amount of calls from it in the last 4 or 5 days. Seems like the cold snap has pushed things back a bit compared to last year. I am at the far south end of the state if that helps any.
    Evansville Lawn Mowing
    Newburgh Lawn Care

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    • #3
      Situation is much the same in Pittsburgh. Hot - cold - warm - snow - warm - rain - snow - hot - rain - cold - WTF?

      The grass has started to green up and is growing, but most people don't know it because they haven't been out in their yards due to the cold weather. I think that next week will change though, as it's likely to warm up. When people see what has happened outside - they will call.

      I mowed my first lawn of the season today.

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      • #4
        I put all my customers on hold here.. no need to go mow nothing..
        plus the time im not mowing ill use to hand out more flyers..question is should i keep doing them now? or wait till it warms up?

        the fliers are already "outdated" but any advertisement is better then none so that wont keep me from handing them out
        and if a customer complains that i passed it to his house after the deadline id be willing to let my offer slide for those people.

        But the flyers that i do see people read attract their attention
        I watch them grab it and read it and they flip it over 2 sometimes 3 times reading it so that 7 second mark sure didnt bite me in the butt this year.
        Its the weather taking care of that haha.
        Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
        "Where Service is Always in Season"
        Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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        • #5
          Situation is much the same in Pittsburgh. Hot - cold - warm - snow - warm - rain - snow - hot - rain - cold - WTF?
          And that was only Tuesday!
          Pat

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          • #6
            Same in Buffalo, NY man.. Crazy weather!! I am just starting to deliver 1500 door hangers this week and 7000 insert flyers in a local paper goin out at the end of the week. I think it is possible we have seen the end of the snow this year. Who knows i could be wrong. I waited a bit because its hard for people to think of their lawn when they look out the window and see white.

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            • #7
              Same in Buffalo, NY man.. Crazy weather!! I am just starting to deliver 1500 door hangers this week and 7000 insert flyers in a local paper goin out at the end of the week. I think it is possible we have seen the end of the snow this year. Who knows i could be wrong. I waited a bit because its hard for people to think of their lawn when they look out the window and see white.
              Thats the only problem..it got nice..and then i started handing out..then the day i handed out the majority..BOOM snow..it was horrible because it was almost 50 degree weather..

              Today its 66..this should be the turning poing..atleast im hoping..because ill be out with hangers all week
              Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
              "Where Service is Always in Season"
              Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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              • #8
                And that was only Tuesday!

                Heh. I came back to post that a half hour ago we just had a quick thunderstorm - with hailstones - and lightning.

                Earlier, I was mowing my first lawn of the season in "T-shirt" weather.

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                • #9
                  Heh. I came back to post that a half hour ago we just had a quick thunderstorm - with hailstones - and lightning.
                  haha i had that here yesterday..its gorgeous out now..just cloudy is all..rain clouds too..but then they go away and come back..hope the weather stays true..
                  Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
                  "Where Service is Always in Season"
                  Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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                  • #10
                    Ummm... it did it again.

                    Sky cleared up after the first hailstorm, then a few mins ago my wife yells to look outside.

                    Here's what I saw...
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                    • #11
                      oh wow..those are pretty big..mine was tiny little bits..biggest they got was probably m&m sized haha
                      Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
                      "Where Service is Always in Season"
                      Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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                      • #12
                        oh wow..those are pretty big..mine was tiny little bits..biggest they got was probably m&m sized haha
                        Yeah, first round was smaller, these ones had the dog freaked out. (ping! ping! ping!)
                        A week or so ago we had marble sized stuff and not far from here they had golf ball sized and up... that area also had a tornado touch down - several homes destroyed. Unusual for our area.



                        Hope you get some bites on your flyers. I need to get out and do the same.
                        Hard to do though when it's always raining and/or snowing, and/or hailing, and/or frogs are falling from the sky.

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                        • #13
                          Looks like you have a problem with moths there. Good job evenly spreading the moth balls out there.

                          That is not hail, it is the new time release lawn watering capsules.
                          Pat

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                          • #14
                            i put a deadline on the back of my flyers saying april 1st but the delay in shipping and weather has set me back
                            Was that a deadline that was printed on the flyer? Are you able to edit that before handing it out?
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                            • #15
                              Snow Snow Snow in Wyoming, I am not a happy camper. My seasonal work is starting to pile up and I am starting to get even fatter from lack of get out of the house. I am now about a week behind due to the weather I have 5000 pounds of fertilizer sit waiting for the weather to dry up and that just for one job. And more on order a long with more than a weeks worth of lawn dethatching, and a lot more clean up jobs. OK I stop whining now.

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