Archive for the 'Fall' Category

Giving away free fall leaf cleanups turned into a disaster.

Promotional ideas that may seem like a good idea initially can look terrible when you take a moment to think about them. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum we see one entrepreneur who decided to offer a free fall leaf cleanup to customers who signed up for his lawn mowing service. [...]

Fresh veggies as a lawn care customer retention idea.

There are many steps you can take to improve your customer retention. A common theme we see throughout all the ideas shared on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum is making the customer feel appreciated by you. One of the ways a few lawn care business owners have come up with is giving home grown [...]

New lawn care business e-books available.

I just got two of my lawn care business books available online as e-books which you can read on your portable devices and with the kindle book reader.
Check them out. They are full of great lawn care marketing tips.
How To Get Customers For Your Landscaping And Lawn Care Business All Year Long. Vol 1.

Paperback version.
eBook [...]

Lining up Fall & Winter work.

The average lawn care business tends to find things slow down in the Fall and Winter but that doesn’t have to always be the case. You can go out and drum up business if you want it. Let’s look and see how a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum did this. He wrote [...]

Cheap ways to drum up Fall lawn care business.

When mowing season comes to an end, that doesn’t mean it’s time to relax. There is still plenty of work to be done for those who keep busy. One lawn care business owner on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum asked “well with mowing season is over, I want to drum up a lot more [...]

Step by step, how to winterize irrigation systems.

As we have seen in the Gopher Lawn Care Busines Forum, there is quite a bit of money to be made when you offer your clients irrigation system winterization services. But it seems a lot of lawn care business owner just don’t offer it because they don’t know how to do it. Well thank to [...]

Fall home and yard cleanup dumpster flyer added.

I just added a flyer you can use to promote your lawn care business fall home and yard clean up. The flyer’s title says Fall Clean Up Week. Then in the text below, it says you are a neighbor who owns your own lawn care business and you have rented a dumpster for one week [...]

Snow plow and property maintenance letter.

If you are looking to provide snow plowing services or property management services to home owners, here is a great sample letter you can send out in fall to line up potential customers. Tom wrote on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum “I provide property care taking and snow removal service during the non [...]

How your lawn care business can winterize irrigation systems and make money.

How your lawn care business can winterize irrigation systems and make money.
Winterizing lawn irrigation systems is a great add on service that is easy to do and can bring you in some good money in the fall. John wrote in to the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and asked how to do this. You can [...]

Spring & Fall home and yard clean up service idea for your lawn care business.

Anyone who has a house and a yard tends to collect a lot of junk they wish they could just get rid of each year. Sometimes though it’s such a pain in the butt to get rid of the stuff, that it just collects.
It’s a pain to haul it to the curb. Or the town [...]

Fall leaf clean up marketing idea with inflatable halloween decorations.

You could even take this idea one step further and put up an inflatable halloween display on your property and maybe at the home of your family or friends in town too to help promote your services further.
Join this discussion at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
Use a stencil on the inflatable display.

Afterwards, you have [...]

How to promote leaf clean up services for your lawn care business.

If you are out in your area raking up leaves and you want to promote the service further to neighbors in the area, why not try this. Get some pumpkin leaf bags and on the blank side on the back, use a stencil to spray in your lawn care business phone number and maybe the [...]

Pumpkin & lawn care business card marketing.

I am always keeping my eye out for new and creative marketing ideas that can be applied to the lawn care business and I saw one that I thought was great.
Realtors who have any chance at making money know they need to keep their name out, especially when people are looking to sell their homes. [...]

Halloween lawn care business marketing idea.

Halloween lawn care business - pumpkin mug marketing.
Here is an idea for your lawn care business fall clean up marketing. Why not order something like a box of these mugs and tape a doorhanger to them and place them on the front steps of homes in your area? Or maybe insert a flyer into the [...]

Outdoor holiday decoration business perfect add on for your lawn care business.

I was reading an article on outdoor decorations and it amazes me more people aren’t doing this. In the article it was talking about this one lawn care business owner who’s first year wasn’t a big deal. He just wanted to get his feet wet with it and marketed it only to his current customer [...]

Are you offering lawn mower repair services this fall and winter?

This fall and winter when things slow down, have you considered offering lawn mower repair services? Join in on this discussion at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum here.
Here are some services you could offer this year and prices you could consider charging.
6-point At-Home push mower service: $55

Change and dispose oil
Replace spark plug
Clean the under [...]

Free Lawn Care Irrigation Winterization Postcard Template

A post was recently made on winterizing irrigation systems and I thought maybe I should put together a simple postcard you could use to promote your irrigation winterization services.
I hope this helps. Download the fullsize postcard in the free postcard template section.
If you are trying to figure out how much to charge for such a [...]

Fall leaf clean up lawn sign ideas.

How cool would it be if you could get a whole bunch of these fall leaf clean up lawn signs? Have them cut into the proper shape and then insert them through out the neighborhoods you service.

It would be a really neat and visual way to offer your fall leaf lawn clean up services.

Here is [...]

Outdoor Halloween decorations and lawn care marketing idea.

I think Halloween is a great time to be doing outdoor decorations. One of the things you could do this season is really decorate your own property and front door. Then stick a Halloween decoration yard sign in your front lawn along with many other yards in your area. It would be really quick and [...]

Run for president and gain media attention on yourself and your business.

In the past we talked a little about this idea.
If you put up lawn signs along the road and they are for your lawn care business, they will get pulled. But what if you were running for president? Your lawn signs would stay up and the local media would want to know all about what [...]

Market and promote your lawn care business with a pumpkin painting day!

This October, why not have a pumpkin painting day in your neighborhood. You could either charge a couple of bucks to the parents per pumpkin, or even better would be to just do it for free as a way to build up good public relations in your area.
Create yard signs to promote this. Maybe ask [...]

Fall and winter lawn care marketing idea with Poinsettias, mums and a farmer’s market.

When Fall arrives, here is a great lawn care marketing idea. It’s a two part marketing idea. First you order a large amount of Poinsettias or mums to hand out to your customers. Then with the flowers you have left, why not consider setting up a farmer’s market style display in your area. Maybe at [...]

Newspaper bag lawn care business leaf cleanup marketing idea.

Newspapers are being received by homeowners every day of the week. So why not consider this lawn care marketing idea. Get a bunch of newspaper bags printed with different seasonal messages. For the fall you could get ‘Leaf Cleaup Call Us.’
Then get the local newspaper delivery person to use your bags in the delivery. [...]

Football season lawn care flyer

Tucker wrote me “I’m currently really close to starting up a single man op residential lawn care company and have been looking at the flier templates available here on the site. Considering the time of year (FOOTBALL!) and where I live (Sunny SoCal), I was wondering if you had anything in your vault that would [...]

Have you considered offering stump grinding services this fall to your lawn care customers?

This fall when you are looking for more services to offer, why not consider offering your lawn care customers, stump grinding services. Our friend Bob from put together this great flyer concept to help you sell your stump grinding services. Why not get some of these flyers printed up and then hand them out [...]

Fall lawn care leaf cleanup letter also used for gutter cleaning.

I want to thank Gary for sharing with us this fall leaf clean up letter. Before fall comes along, why not send out this letter in your invoices to your lawn care customers. Ask them how you should handle their leaf clean up and also offer other additional fall services like gutter cleaning.
Gary also suggested [...]

How to get customers for your lawn care business - New Lawn Care Business Book

One of the top questions asked on the Gopher Forum is how to get new customers. Well I wanted to answer this question as best as possible and I put together two new books. If you are looking to gain more lawn care customers this Summer and who isn’t, check out my brand new books [...]

Gutter Cleaning or fall leaf clean up marketing idea

Does your lawn care business offer gutter cleaning or fall leaf clean up? Well you might want to consider this kind of advertising. Check out this gutter cleaning service company. They had a sticker attached to the front page of a local paper.

I also like how they utilize a bright color in their advertising which [...]

A Halloween contest can get you more customers for your lawn care business

This Halloween, if you have trick-or-treaters that come to your house or business. Why not do this.
Take pictures of the kids that are dressed up in costumes. Then when you give the kids their candy treats, include a little business card size ad that is attached to the treat.

On the card tell them you will [...]

Free Lawn Care Business Halloween Door Hanger 2

Attract new customers and sell more to current customers with this Free Lawn Care Business Halloween Door Hanger 2.
This door hanger design should help your lawn care business reach out to customers to promote your fall decoration services.
Download file here. Make sure you logged into the Gopher Lawn Care Business forum to download all files.