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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

Pre-emergent weed control marketing


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-19-2010, 08:24 AM
VSeefeld
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Pre-emergent weed control marketing

Folks-

We've finally had some freezing temps in Galveston County, TX! I'm not a big fan of cold but am hoping the freeze will put a dent in the crabgrass infestation in the area. While the mowing is at a standstill for the next month, I'd like to market pre-emergent weed control applications. I believe there is a good market with the past summers' crabgrass battle fresh on everyone's mind.

Much of the research I've found indicates early Februay to mid March for southern gulf coastal areas. With the humidity, rare winter weather and early spring I'm going to recommend application of a time released weed or weed/feed mid to late February. This may seem early to most but we rarely have more than 10-20 days of temps below freezing all winter and that's only during the night. That's right, the grass will be greening up very soon. Also, with the economy many of our clients prefer a 1 time application rather than the expense of a weed pre-emergent now and follow up with a fertilizer in a few weeks.

Does anyone market for pre-emergent weed or weed & feed control? I'd love to see some flyer samples if any are available. I couldn't find any topic specific forms in the marketing templates section

Thanks!

Last edited by VSeefeld; 01-19-2010 at 08:30 AM.
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


  #2  
Old 01-19-2010, 12:32 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,487
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Much of the research I've found indicates early Februay to mid March for southern gulf coastal areas.
This is when you are planning on doing your pre-emergent application? That's amazing how close it is.

When are you planning on getting your marketing material out? How will you be distributing 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
  #3  
Old 01-19-2010, 09:21 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Gluten8

Quote:
Originally Posted by VSeefeld View Post
Folks-

We've finally had some freezing temps in Galveston County, TX! I'm not a big fan of cold but am hoping the freeze will put a dent in the crabgrass infestation in the area. While the mowing is at a standstill for the next month, I'd like to market pre-emergent weed control applications. I believe there is a good market with the past summers' crabgrass battle fresh on everyone's mind.

Much of the research I've found indicates early Februay to mid March for southern gulf coastal areas. With the humidity, rare winter weather and early spring I'm going to recommend application of a time released weed or weed/feed mid to late February. This may seem early to most but we rarely have more than 10-20 days of temps below freezing all winter and that's only during the night. That's right, the grass will be greening up very soon. Also, with the economy many of our clients prefer a 1 time application rather than the expense of a weed pre-emergent now and follow up with a fertilizer in a few weeks.

Does anyone market for pre-emergent weed or weed & feed control? I'd love to see some flyer samples if any are available. I couldn't find any topic specific forms in the marketing templates section

Thanks!
Your grass may go dormant, but crabgrass dowsn't unless the roots freeze. The leaves probably will die off and pre-emergent control is a good solution. I get mine from www.ictorganics.com.

As for fertilization, it cam be mixed and applied at the same time using liquid fert. http://www.natureslawn.com.

Their product line is excellent and easy to use.

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-20-2010, 09:25 AM
VSeefeld
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Plan to have flyers ready to go in the next 1-2 weeks. Will begin marketing with door to door and posting in local stores. Flyers will also be hand delivered to current clients, providing the opportunity to upsell. Just need to put together the flyer...any samples targeting weed/feed services out there???
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-20-2010, 01:19 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,487
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What points would you want to hit with the flyer? I will look to see if there is something that can be cobbled together.
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 01-21-2010, 08:49 AM
VSeefeld
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Would include some or all of the following: weed pre-emergent, prevent weeds from taking over this spring/summer, crabgrass pre-emergent, post-emergent treatments available, lush green lawn, prepare lawn now for hot summer days (we had a huge drought last summer), fertilize, possibly spring/summer schedule, and note additional services offered. 2 goals - to get attention/drum up business now and get folks thinking about/planning the next few months.
Thanks!
Virginia
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-21-2010, 10:05 AM
turfmaster's Avatar
turfmaster turfmaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 366
Rep Power: 6
turfmaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swstout View Post
Your grass may go dormant, but crabgrass dowsn't unless the roots freeze. The leaves probably will die off and pre-emergent control is a good solution. I get mine from www.ictorganics.com.

As for fertilization, it cam be mixed and applied at the same time using liquid fert. http://www.natureslawn.com.

Their product line is excellent and easy to use.

Steve
Steve, Have you tried ictorganics 1 2 3 compost tea for fertilization?
Cost wise it seems to be cheaper than natures Lawn at about $30.0 an acre.
Of course i'm probably comparing apples to oranges here.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-21-2010, 10:39 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Aples to Oranges

Quote:
Originally Posted by turfmaster View Post
Steve, Have you tried ictorganics 1 2 3 compost tea for fertilization?
Cost wise it seems to be cheaper than natures Lawn at about $30.0 an acre.
Of course i'm probably comparing apples to oranges here.
No, I have not tried that. Question, does it build soil, build humus, does it help with aeration?

Steve
__________________


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
Weed Control swstout Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 16 05-04-2010 11:11 PM
Dandelion / Weed Control KurtisCummings Starting a lawn care business. 9 05-14-2009 04:56 AM
Pre-emergent weed control...HELP!?! maizenblue301 Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 5 03-10-2009 05:11 AM
Weed Control Application Spartan General Talk 2 02-12-2009 08:42 PM
Weed Control myrlin Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 3 07-06-2006 07:58 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Today 07:38 AM
by Mr. Mow
18 376
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
Today 06:33 AM
Today 07:17 AM
by Mr. Mow
2 31
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
Today 06:40 AM
by Mr. Mow
7 1,575
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by SGL1
2 180
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
Yesterday 11:27 PM
by SGL1
2 143
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
Yesterday 11:24 PM
Yesterday 11:24 PM
by SGL1
0 38
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
Yesterday 09:50 PM
Yesterday 09:50 PM
by mchampion319
0 47
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 05:51 PM
by stevef1201
146 10,930
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
by mrmann901
0 140
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
by NHray
0 171
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
10-17-2014 04:56 PM
by stevef1201
2 218
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-17-2014 04:54 PM
by stevef1201
13 2,001
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-17-2014 04:27 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 307
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
by RWorthley1
0 153
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
10-17-2014 03:46 PM
by cmdlawncare
3 1,127
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 511
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-17-2014 08:48 AM
by Just for Cuts
14 559
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 812
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,151
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 552
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 339,803
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-15-2014 02:57 PM
by Steve
2 295
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 264
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,353
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,373
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,434
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 393
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 555
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 402
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 747
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,366
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 718
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,515
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 936
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 841
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 493
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 487
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,008
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,866
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,513
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 726
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 700
Good Mower
jack2048
10-04-2014 05:34 PM
10-07-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
7 792
Mulching fad killing...
Tree geek
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
by Tree geek
0 609
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-06-2014 02:53 PM
by Steve
11 1,334
Update on LawnsAway and...
Ian Lovejoy
09-28-2014 10:24 AM
10-06-2014 01:30 PM
by Steve
4 1,201
A GREAT Story
stevef1201
10-02-2014 10:33 AM
10-06-2014 12:50 PM
by Steve
6 1,009
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-03-2014 07:26 PM
by kslawn
6 1,150
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
10-03-2014 07:12 PM
by kslawn
27 2,109
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
10-03-2014 03:37 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,681
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades care charge collections decorating equipment rental exmark ferris foreman four wheel drive fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business how much to charge how to bid husqvarna john deere quik trac kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf removal marketing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower ordinance podcast promotion pto redmax scag scripts search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business steve stihl theft theft of services top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack turfgrass consulting walk behind walker wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 AM.

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