Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.

review my post card


Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 03-12-2013, 12:28 AM
zippy-phil zippy-phil is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 3
zippy-phil is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the comments. I got 2 calls more calls today. lol! I am driving slow though neighborhoods and pitching them out the windows like a paper boy pro! I have been working hard. I got excited when one person called and told me the "other guy" who was doing their lawn stopped doing lawn service all together. I now have the potential of picking up 5-7 MORE now knowing this. I already asked the customer who else to contact.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #22  
Old 03-12-2013, 07:38 AM
lov2mow lov2mow is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seacoast NH
Posts: 27
Rep Power: 4
lov2mow is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
it takes many mailings for people to notice. what i have done is to drive around and find the area you want to target get the addresses and mail to those homes every month. you will see it takes a couple of months for people to respond. but once it starts it just takes off.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-12-2013, 10:01 AM
djlandscaping06 djlandscaping06 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Jackson Mo.
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 2
djlandscaping06 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zippy-phil View Post
Please review my post card. I am open to some changes.


zippy-phil
Very nice! Only suggestion I have is that I don't know that I would use gardener. We are lawn and landscape service providers not gardeners. I would use something like, is your lawn service provider missing! Just my opinion!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-12-2013, 12:39 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,595
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you think people would put more value in it if the marketing material was placed at their door step?

Would it be worth while experimenting in certain neighborhoods to do it that way and see if you get more calls because of it?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-15-2013, 08:42 AM
cutnuplawnservice cutnuplawnservice is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tulsa,OK
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 0
cutnuplawnservice is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zippy-phil View Post
So instead of spending money with mailing post cards I have been using the "grass seed campaign".

Cost without fuel

$3.50 multicolored paper (red, bright green, blue, orange)@Walmart
Laser printer
20 LB bag of Rye grass seed $18.79
5 boxes of 50 count $1 zip lock baggies $5
1/3 (or less) of a cup of seeds
I fit 8 "Sprinkle these seeds where your lawn...." on each sheet of paper then use a paper cutter.

each bag of seed has yielded around 300-310 bags of seed to pass out.




My phone has started ringing, only a few more using this method, however the season is upon us.

Zippy-Phil
I absolutely love this idea! Would it be ok to use your idea? What does the flyer in the bag say? What if I placed one of my business cards in the bag too?
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-16-2013, 07:15 AM
zippy-phil zippy-phil is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 3
zippy-phil is on a distinguished road
Default

4 more calls since my last posting.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-18-2013, 12:42 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,595
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How is this marketing method now comparing to others you have experimented with as far as responses go?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-12-2013, 11:26 PM
zippy-phil zippy-phil is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 3
zippy-phil is on a distinguished road
Default

WOW ok so I have been busy. Yah know, I.m lazy. This should just be the only place I post anything. Someone asked what the saying was that I was using on my grass seed packets.

Sprinkle these seeds
where your lawn is bare
Give us a call when you need
reliable lawn care.

ADD YOUR OWN NAME & NUMBER
FILL SNACK SIZE BAGGIE WITH 1/3 CUP OF SEEDS

I got a few new calls with the latest batch I throw out. I thought it was around 400 bags but wife says 800 ish, either way I made new contacts in a decent area. I have now learned from one customer their old lawn guy quit at the end of the year. the customers already knew this so it was not a shock.(working on getting his contacts) So I got that customer, her mother in laws and her sister in laws house AND business location!

I also over the winter months met up with another successful lawn/ landscape company who will be farming more work to me! (big lot mowing, model homes,home builders!) I wish I met this guy 10 months ago!


I spammed out (not really spamed) but I sent my company contact info to about 15 REO companies at the end of last year, but I got 2 emails from Safeguard. I don't have high hopes with this but I will check it out.

I ordered magnets for my truck the Thursday before this post. They should be here Tuesday.

A guy picked up my card 5 months ago and finally called me 2 weeks ago, wanting a near backyard makeover. I set everything up, designed it all out. Customer wanted to have legit railroad ties installed all around the border of the fence. It looks GREAT! 15YD of top soil also added.

THE TIME IS NOW!

in fact I SHOULD BE BAGGING MORE GRASS SEED!!

READ THIS SITE.

TOP TO BOTTOM

WATCH YOU TUBE VIDEOS IF YOU HAVE TO

I have learned a lot in the past 8 months.

I did a pressure washing job for a customer and now she wants a deck made with the composite stuff.

I started last summer and I am around 35 regular customer, not including 4 that stopped during the winter months that have now remembered to call ME, and not some other guy.

Every customer loved the idea of the grass seed BTW. Some got a kick out of it because it looked like the other type of grass...lol. That person got me 4 new ones too!

I also was able to get a 48" ex-mark pioneer this year.

QUESTIONS?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-15-2013, 11:26 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,595
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is fantastic! Will you be redistributing your flyer and grass seed to the same houses again some time this year or what are your future marketing plans as the season gets under way here?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Post Your Business Card! CHEESE2009 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 30 04-10-2013 10:43 PM
My Logo Business Card and Post Card Design Hedgemaster Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 41 11-17-2011 11:59 AM
my post card jpang115 Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 3 03-06-2008 05:34 PM
Business Card Review Steve Graphic Design Discussions 1 05-18-2007 07:23 AM
Post Card design LB Landscaping General Business Discussions 3 03-09-2006 08:49 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
Yesterday 03:27 PM
Today 06:44 PM
by Dan Tanner
4 99
New website
Chilehead
Today 04:39 PM
Today 06:40 PM
by Dan Tanner
1 28
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Today 04:35 PM
by Chilehead
14 5,860
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
Today 02:55 PM
by biglee
14 359
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
Today 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 817
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Today 01:56 PM
by AGPS
7 173
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
Yesterday 05:34 PM
by Steve
14 375
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
Yesterday 05:33 PM
by Steve
9 246
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
Yesterday 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 376
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
Yesterday 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 1,751
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,371
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,125
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 693
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 436
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 384
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 257
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,273
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 183
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 442
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,520
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
11-16-2014 12:20 AM
by SGlawncare
172 13,757
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,630
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 31,643
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,593
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 358
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
11-12-2014 12:45 PM
by Steve
1 212
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 561
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 250
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 315
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,243
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 539
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 440
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
11-10-2014 01:25 PM
by Steve
2 279
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 240
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 255
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 479
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 307
New to the business
jcurr33
11-05-2014 03:21 PM
11-07-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
1 351
Lines
Matther777
11-04-2014 02:19 PM
11-07-2014 12:54 PM
by Steve
1 395
hello, new to this site
tonyorwig
10-31-2014 10:49 PM
11-04-2014 02:24 PM
by tonyorwig
3 593
Aloha from Hawaii.
Gary R
11-02-2014 12:44 AM
11-03-2014 03:02 PM
by Steve
1 500
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 03:49 PM
10-31-2014 01:49 PM
by Steve
6 802
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 02:59 PM
10-31-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
5 1,117
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 10:19 PM
10-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Max Wagner
30 3,220
Gie-review / What's new...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-25-2014 10:19 AM
10-31-2014 10:30 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 1,039
Business Name
sanchez5
10-29-2014 12:55 AM
10-31-2014 06:51 AM
by ringahding1
10 910
"Price...
Mr. Mow
10-30-2014 04:21 PM
10-31-2014 06:48 AM
by ringahding1
3 722
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 12:41 PM
10-31-2014 06:41 AM
by ringahding1
15 2,593
Difference between lawn...
sanchez5
10-29-2014 05:20 PM
10-30-2014 03:08 PM
by Steve
2 740
My Newest Toy (B.P....
Dan Tanner
10-23-2014 06:50 PM
10-29-2014 01:26 PM
by Steve
6 1,086
» Popular Tags
4x4 apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying article marketing auger bid blades bob villa bush care charge commercial decorating deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches employee problems estimate exmark ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring how much to charge how to installation introduction john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website mechanic monthly mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower patio install podcast pto reo running a business scag scripts search engine optimization seo shell snow snow plowing sprayer starting a business steve stihl toro toro grand stand trailer mate pro tree turfgrass consulting walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy