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Old 01-26-2006, 12:03 PM
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Hi Two_Dogs,

Absolutely!
That is a great add-on.

Ok, so to market this. Let's create a basic package to start with. So we can make some marketing material.

What will this package consist of?
How many potted plants?
What kinds of plants?
What size pot?
Anything else to add?
How much?
How much per week as an add on to maintain them?
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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 26 2006,1:03)]Hi Two_Dogs,

Absolutely!
That is a great add-on.

Ok, so to market this. Let's create a basic package to start with. So we can make some marketing material.

What will this package consist of?
How many potted plants?
What kinds of plants?
What size pot?
Anything else to add?
How much?
How much per week as an add on to maintain them?
O.k. TG,

Three sizes of containers & prices, plant selections wat the end:

1.25 cubic ft - $32.99 per container to just place $4 per week per container to place and maintain with plant fertilizer and watering.

1 cubic ft - $27.99 per container for placement $3.50 per week per container to place and maintain.

.75 cubic ft - $23.99 per container for placement $3 per week per container to place and maintain.

Choice of annuals: Petunias, Pansies, Impatiens, Geraniums, Vincas, Daisies, Asters, and Marigolds.

Customer can request different size container to suit their needs, price will be determined by request.

Side note, we will be browsing through some craft and hobby stores on Tuesday, 1/31 in an effort to find more offerings for earlier spring. Also will pick up supplies to make cutouts, from plywood and other materials for summer and fall displays. I want to take a stab at making some wooden sunflowers, a scaled down rustic picket fence section, and a scaled down wooden wheelbarrow.
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How about something like this as an insert.

We could also potentially include a full color photo of other options when you put the display together and take a picture.
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Super job!! Thanks TG, I will definitely use this in letters, invoices, and include with promotional material the carpet cleaning owner will send out with his invoices. Pictures are in the works when this weather is better suited for them. Thanks again.
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Hi Two_Dogs,

Here is the pdf file. I hope it is helpful.
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Thanks again TG I am very confident it will be.
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I dont know how extensive you are may ever want to go with these displays. But our web show 'The Landscaper' has a halloween episode online where we built a display for a pizza parlor in town. For Christmas 2006 we will also be doing a Christmas display. It might not help, but maybe it will.
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Hi UnitedEnvironment.com,

What types of displays do you do for spring? Your halloween displays were fantastic.
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For spring we tend to do more on the basis of Flower arrangements by the square foot. Of course, nothing as fun as the halloween stuff, but hey it pays bills. Im located in NJ and geraniums are a huge hit here, umm, impatiens (spelling?) petunias, we dress up the fronts of the planting beds. Then we offer to pot arrangements where we mix a few flowers up, hanging baskets are good sellers, and we have a selection of flags to choose from that we buy wholesale off a fleamarket dealer.

its a nice touch, then you can offer watering and weeding services weekly, it all depends how crazy you want to get

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Quote[/b] (UnitedEnvironment.com @ Jan. 30 2006,11:03)]I dont know how extensive you are may ever want to go with these displays. But our web show 'The Landscaper' has a halloween episode online where we built a display for a pizza parlor in town. For Christmas 2006 we will also be doing a Christmas display. It might not help, but maybe it will.
Thanks for the useful tip UnitedEnvironment, I like the Halloween idea. What you said in the last post is how I get started with this stuff (ideas) " it all depends how crazy you want to get " I find myself expanding/expounding on something that might just be the tip of the icebergin the beginning. I had planned all along we would certainly offer to maintain the plants for them.

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