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It will be interesting to see how the change effects the number of calls.

My view is this. If you want to promote something specific, such as a common problem lawns experience in your area, you need to explain it.

For instance:

Does your lawn have brown patches?
It could be caused by an infestation of .......(whatever it is)
Call us for a free estimate
We can fix this problem, to make your lawn lush and green again.

You can change these headlines around to work with each change of season.

Keep us posted on how all this goes.
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The local paper has a 13 week special for business ads, $73 per month if you pay before the 15th. That would take me thru the 1st week of Nov. which would take in the 2nd half of the growing season and into fall.

How does this look before I place the add??

Name - Quality Lawn Care
Mow-Trim-Organic fertilizer
Scheduling fall leaf removal
Phone#

Any advice?? Thanks
Most People only get the weekend paper here that would be thursday-sunday if that is the case in your area expect calls on monday and keep your phone handy this late in the season you might want to start your add with are you happy with your current service or to get at the top of the add wiyhout paying to get at the top of the add use a symbol $ saved on lawn care symbols go in first over alphabetically at least in the paper here it does. Also do watever it takes to get just your name in the lawn and garden section of your phone book

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None of the printed ads have ever worked for me. USE CRAIGSLIST. It has more the tripled the potential customer response versus printed ads.
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What is your view on why they didn't work? How did your print ads differ from your craigslist ads?

What section did your print ads appear? Is it possible there were other sections that might have attracted more attention?
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I’m starting to think advertizing is more seasonal and really depends on your region. I have run Craigslist ads all summer – Classifieds ad in the local paper spring and fall. Fall “Currently running.”

So far not a hit from either. One quote in the spring, guy wanted lawn mowed for $7 not a penny more.

So for this area doesn’t look like paper classifieds or CL works very effectively.

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