Archive for the 'Lawn Care Marketing' Category

What makes a good lawn care business logo?

If you have ever tried to create your own lawn care logo, you know that it can be quite difficult to make something looks good, tells the viewer what your company is about, and helps improve sales. That is where a graphic designer comes in. A talented designer can create a logo that will last [...]

What to do with $200 to market your lawn care business.

It sure would be nice to have an unlimited lawn care marketing budget so you could do any idea you wanted. But what should you do when your marketing budget is limited? To be more specific, what should you do if you only had $200 to promote your mowing business? That is what one entrepreneur [...]

Spring lawn care flyer response rate.

Any time you distribute lawn care flyers to promote your business, you probably wonder what kind of results you will get from your efforts. Over time as you experiment more with different kinds of marketing, you will see trends as to which marketing methods work and which don’t. Until you get to that point where [...]

Where to start getting new lawn care customers?

Getting a lawn mower, line trimmer, and a truck is the easy part when it comes to starting up a new lawn care business. Finding mowing customers is the tough part that will take you a little time. If you find yourself frustrated in your attempts to increase your customer roster consider some of these [...]

What am I doing wrong with my lawn care marketing?

It’s real easy to get frustrated with your lawn care marketing if this is your first season. Sometimes an entrepreneur will be a little too early with their marketing and spend a little too much money. Then they get little to no response and they throw their hands up in the air to quit. Before [...]

Home and garden show booth ideas for a lawn care business.

Have you ever gone door to door with your lawn care marketing material and tried to talk to home owners? If so, you know how difficult it can be to get them at the moment they are looking to buy. But what if instead of you going to look for them, they came looking for [...]

When to start your spring lawn care marketing.

There are various theories on when you should start your spring lawn care marketing. Knowing the different concepts can help you create one that works best for you. Here is a discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that gives you some more insight into this topic.

Still trying to get more lawn care customers.

Oh it can be so frustrating when you are ready to work and have all your mowing equipment prepared but the phone isn’t ringing and you have no lawn care customers to service. This frustration can cause you to throw your hands up in the air and quit. But before you do that, realize beginnings [...]

Lawn care postcard review.

It can be difficult to create a lawn care postcard design. Sometimes what may look good to us, might not look as good to others. Asking for opinions on your graphic design is a good way to figure out which elements of your marketing material may be good or which may not. Here is a [...]

Lawn care business uniforms and truck signs.

Creating an image your company projects is something that tends to separate the startups from the more veteran businesses. The better your image, the more confident the new customers will be in choosing you to provide them with the services they need. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we get some [...]

Knocking on doors to promote snow removal services works.

No matter what time of year it is, there is always a service you can sell to home owners as maintaining a property can be quite overwhelming for many. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who was able to build up his snow removal [...]

Is it a good idea to price lawn mowing based on neighborhoods?

Have you ever thought about how to streamline your marketing and sales presentation in order to minimize time spent going out and giving free lawn care estimates? Maybe you thought it would be a good idea to hand out lawn care flyers in different areas and include a price on the flyer. That way, the [...]

Create your own blinking light lawn care business card holder for your truck.

Wouldn’t it be nice if every time you were out with your truck and you parked somewhere, your truck could help you sell? Sure if you get some signs on it, people may write down your contact information. But what if you had a lawn care business card holder on your truck? Then to make [...]

Lawn care marketing on race cars?

There are so many lawn care marketing methods to experiment with, you will never try them all, but seeing what works for others may be a good indicator at what might work for you too. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we talk about what marketing methods have worked for others [...]

Competing with lowball lawn mowing ads.

If things aren’t tough enough trying to run your lawn care business, here come the lowball lawn mowing ads. It seems like once they get started, everyone is in a race to the bottom. So how can you compete with lowballers? How can you get the price you need to keep your business running? That [...]

A lawn care business owner who is starting to panic.

The early days of starting any business are sure to make you panic. You begin to question yourself. Do you have what it takes? Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur? Will you run out of funds before your business begins to pay for itself? That kind of self doubt is what is going [...]

Getting in good with people to sell more lawn care services.

You don’t need money to market yourself and gain new lawn care customers if you have spare time. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, harnessing your time to go out and meet people, attend meetings, and become known in your area can be as beneficial and spending [...]

A lawn care franchise disaster story.

Franchises were created to allow the want to be business owner with a way to maximize their chances of success by selling a proven, winning, money making infrastructure. Sure you normally have to buy into them, but the value you get out of your money invested should be well worth. It should allow you to [...]

Choosing the right lawn care business logo.

Choosing the right lawn care business logo can be difficult. It seems the more options you have, the tougher it becomes to focus on a single design. That is the issue one entrepreneur finds himself running into as he asks the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum for help in narrowing down his [...]

An organic lawn care post card review.

When ever we create our own lawn care marketing material, we tend to think it is a fantastic design that needs no altering. But before you get anything printed you really should ask others what they think of the design. In this organic lawn care postcard review, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we [...]

What makes a good craigslist lawn care ad?

Advertising on craigslist is simple and free. Because of this, there are an ocean of ads out there but the vast majority of them are simple, plain, and bland. If you want to advertise your lawn care service on craigslist and get calls from potential customers, you need to do something to stand out a [...]

Thank you cards for lawn care customers.

If you have ever considered sending out thank you cards to your customers at the beginning of the season but then passed on the idea, you may want to reconsider it after hearing what this one entrepreneur has to say about it. He shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum a look [...]

Sample spring lawn care customer letter.

What will you be doing as spring nears to get back in touch with your lawn care customer base? Will you call them? Email them? Simply show up once the lawn starts to grow? Well you might want to consider sending out a spring lawn care customer letter and see if it can generate you [...]

Return on investment for yard signs?

We’d all love to know what kind of return on investment we could get before we actually spend money on any specific marketing method. As I am sure you are aware, there are plenty of different advertising methods you can use that may never result in a single sale. There are some that will work [...]

Harnessing your free time for lawn care marketing.

There are many ways to promote your lawn care business. You can go door to door. You can buy ads in the phone book, newspaper, or on search engines. But if you have more time than money, you might want to consider what this entrepreneur suggested in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. He uses [...]

Using facebook to gain new lawn care customers.

If you are not very sociable in person, it may be easier for you to be sociable on the internet, especially when you see how networking online can bring you plenty of business. In this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we see how one new entrepreneur was able to utilize facebook to [...]

Why you shouldn’t mow lawns too fast.

Most business owners think they have a firm grasp on what their customers want and how to give that to them. But, how often do those business owners really ask their clients what they want and what they don’t want? How often do they ask for feedback on the service they provide? I bet most [...]

How a lawn care business name can effect your future growth.

You would think coming up with a business name for your mowing company should be relatively straight forwards, simple, and easy. To some entrepreneurs it is. They just go with the first idea that comes to them. For others though, it is a grueling process where they try to encapsulate everything they want to do [...]

What do you have on your lawn care business website?

When building a lawn care website, there are many elements you can include. With all these choices, you may feel like a kid in a candy store trying to grab as many items as you can. You really need to think each element out before you install them. Some might be ok, some might be [...]

A newbie lawn care business owner’s battles.

Every new start up business goes through a lot to get themselves up and running. Some do seem to have an easier time than others though. A lot of that depends on previous experience, their current situation, and the entrepreneur’s ability to adapt to new situations that present themselves. To help you improve your chances, [...]