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Old 07-24-2012, 11:24 PM
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I have an idea of making a yard sign that says "Currently being mowed by _________" and placing that in the current yard that I am mowing at that time. On that sign I will have my phone number and email address.

Does this sound like a good idea?

If anyone is interested in doing this idea, I recommend www.vistaprint.com. They offer great prices for yard signs and other things like business cards.
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Bad Idea. You pay good money for those signs..why limit their use to just that point in time? I ordered regular yard signs with all my info, and I just lean one up against the truck near the orange cones. If theyre interested in your service..the regular sign will work too. I do have some that say "Maintained By: Company Info "
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Bad Idea. You pay good money for those signs..why limit their use to just that point in time? I ordered regular yard signs with all my info, and I just lean one up against the truck near the orange cones. If theyre interested in your service..the regular sign will work too. I do have some that say "Maintained By: Company Info "
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I always place a lawn sign out while working. Since I don't have my truck lettered yet, this helps identify me as someone on-site doing work as opposed to just some truck parked along the street.

Here's a link to the last page of a thread I started with a bunch of pics...
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I know a guy that uses a sign that is designed like the road crew sign. It says "Caution Yard Work Ahead" and it gets people to look at the work and truck when they go by.
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I ordered signs from vista print with my info on them, I have them in the yards I mow and in my yard, I also set one with my truck when I'm at places. Just be careful, their online designer is a little misleading with the text size.
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I've been thinking about doing the same thing. I was thinking something like "This lawn is serviced(or maintained) by Tuition Lawn Care"
My dad used to be a contractor and he always put signs up wherever he was working. Seemed to work out for him, should work for us too.
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Sounds like an extra 2 minutes of time wasted. 2 minutes is a lot of hassle for our kind, we just want to get in and out. I suppose it couldn't hurt, but I'm too lazy for that.

You'll already have signage on your vehicle no?

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I'm thinking about lighting up some fireworks on every lawn I do.. That'd be impressive!
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Sounds like an extra 2 minutes of time wasted. 2 minutes is a lot of hassle for our kind, we just want to get in and out. I suppose it couldn't hurt, but I'm too lazy for that.

You'll already have signage on your vehicle no?

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I'm thinking about lighting up some fireworks on every lawn I do.. That'd be impressive!
It's not wasted time if you gain clients as a result.

"Get in - get out"?

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I have one account that I underbid by about $10/cut. I still keep them because their lawn looks nice and my truck/signs get a lot of exposure to a somewhat exclusive area. I've picked up two... no THREE additional clients in that area as a direct result of my signs.

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We have talked about this in the past, but how about a road warning sign that says mowers ahead with your phone number and business name on it?

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