Marketing & Sales Insight for the Lawn & Landscape Industry

21 Typical Marketing Problems for Lawn & Landscape Companies

Chad Diller

Marketing problems at your lawn or landscaping company...they are plenty...

Lack of brand awareness...

Advertising/marketing campaigns that fall flat on their face.

Frustrating relationships with marketing agencies...

Unqualified leads...

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Now before you spiral into depression, take solace in one reality.

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Expert Interview: How to Hire a Photographer for Your Lawn Care or Landscaping Business (and the Cost)

Chad Diller

Whether you're just joining us for the first time or you've been watching the videos in this series about photography for lawn care or landscaping businesses, you probably have a few questions:

  • How do I know if I'm hiring a really great photographer?
  • How much is this going to cost?

Those are great questions and we're going to give you some answers today. Stay tuned.

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Expert Interview: Staging & Props, 2 Tips for Amazing Landscaping or Lawn Care Pictures

Chad Diller

You wouldn't show up for a first date not looking your best. The same should also be true when it comes to a photo shoot for your lawn care or landscaping company. 

These are two very, very important components to make sure that you get outstanding images for marketing or recruiting purposes. 

Today, we're going to give you tips to help you make a great impression. Stay Tuned.

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Expert Interview: Our Top Secret Plan for Landscaping & Lawn Care Photo Shoots

Chad Diller

You wouldn't show up to your lawn care client's house without the materials you need and you wouldn't show up to transform a backyard with an amazing landscape design project without having a plan.

But unfortunately that's what happens a lot in the lawn care and landscaping industry. Companies engage with photographers and don't really have a great plan of action in place.

Today, we're going to share our top secret plan to get great photography for your lawn care or landscaping company. Stay tuned.

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Video: Should I Hire Someone In-House or Hire a Landscaping or Lawn Care Marketing Agency?

Chad Diller

Your lawn care business or landscaping company has grown a lot over the years. And through this process, you or one of your team has worn many hats.

One of these hats happens to be doing the marketing for your lawn care landscaping business. But there's a big problem.

You either don't have enough time or you're realizing now that you haven't done it really well. 

Is it time to hire an in-house marketing person for your lawn care business or landscaping company? Should you hire a marketing agency? How does all of this work?

Those are really great questions and I'm going to help you start to answer them today. Stay tuned.

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Video Series:  PPC Google Ads for Lawn Care and Landscaping Companies

Chad Diller

Over the years, lawn care and landscaping companies have asked us a LOT of questions about various advertising mediums.

But the one that seems to come up the most often (with skepticism and criticism) is Google Ads (also referred to as PPC, Pay Per Click, or Google Adwords.

 

Do you find yourself at one of these places?

  • You're contemplating using Google Ads for lawn care or landscaping leads
  • You did your own Pay Per Click in the past but weren't that impressed
  • You hired a marketing agency to place PPC ads for lawn care or landscaping lead generation
  • You've grown your business without this advertising medium but are always looking for ways to land new customers

Well, I am assuming most (if not all) of you fit into one of those categories. If so, I've got something special for you. Over the past month, I've taken this complicated (and most often very boring) topic and created a series of videos for you. 

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Okay, MAYBE Pay Per Click (PPC) Can Work for Lawn Care Companies (A Recent Update)

Chad Diller

Roll back the calendar...it’s 2016. I’ve had my own frustrating experiences marketing at a $13 million lawn and landscape company and now, after coming to work at Landscape Leadership, I have realized my misfortune was a common green industry marketing epidemic.

Ask me the question, “Is Pay-Per-Click (PPC), specifically with Google Adwords, a good idea for a lawn care company?”

The answer then was, “No. Stop wasting your money.”

But...now I would say, “Maybe…” Let me explain why.

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3 Ingredients for a Perfect Lawn Care or Landscaping Photography Shoot

Chad Diller

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Just as photography has the potential for a positive reaction, it also carries the tremendous capacity to leave a very bad taste in your mouth. As our friends at Greenbelt Outdoor Services in this week’s Green Ways comic are realizing, what they expected is not what they got. It’s like when a cook substitutes, miscalculates or completely omits an ingredient. Yuck!

The old saying of, “A picture’s worth a thousand words”, definitely holds true. If you’ve been following our content for some time, you’ve heard us advocating for the value of professional photography for marketing landscaping, lawn care, and tree services.

But your picture’s “thousand words” are going to come across as  bitter, dry, flat chocolate cake if you leave out the necessary ingredients or don’t execute them in a specific manner.

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5 Meaningful Website Metrics to Understand & Track

Chad Diller

I’ve been in your seat...scratching my head at meetings with a local digital agency, begging them to just make some sort of sense of it to me. I’m not naturally a “numbers guy”. If you throw too many website analytic figures and percentages onto a report, my brain turns to mush. Give me the big picture then tell me how to fix it!

Although I’ve learned how to understand more of these numbers over the years, I’m still amazed at how many digital marketing experts and landscaping professionals are still content with mushed brains. You should be able to more easily understand what really matters to grow your business.

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