Marketing & Sales Insight for the Lawn & Landscape Industry

Stop Getting Dumped by New Lawn Care & Landscaping Customers: Develop an Onboarding Process

Chad Diller

My wife and I were friends for an excruciating period of time until I got the first date. 

When it did happen, I did not want to disappoint her. 

✅ Dancing in the cold to our favorite songs at the park. 

✅ Checking off her bucket list item of “flying a plane” with a flight lesson. 

✅ Poetry.

✅ Candlelit dinner.

This hopeless romantic pulled out all of the stops. No way was I letting this one get away. And the romantic gestures continued. If we ever meet, ask me to tell you the story of how I eventually proposed to her. 

When it comes to how you treat your new lawn care or landscaping customers, it may be good to take a lesson from this.

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When & How to Raise Prices for Landscaping & Lawn Care Services

Chris Heiler

If you scour the interwebs searching for information on how best to raise your prices you'll find plenty already written. I thought I'd share my insight and hopefully add to what you've already learned about raising prices.

As usual, my take isn't always in lockstep with other experts and commentators in the lawn and landscape industry so hopefully I'll open your mind to some other ways to think about your pricing.

 


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Beyond Basic Landscaper Marketing: 10 Advanced Tips to Get Landscaping Customers

Chad Diller

(Here's a teaser video with 1 example of each of the 10 tips mentioned below. Read on for 30 more tips.)

Over the past two years I’ve spent a lot of time scouring YouTube and the Internet. I’ve wanted to get a really good sense of what kind of marketing tips are out there for lawn and landscape companies.

I’ve made a few general observations…

  • The large majority of content addressing marketing for landscapers is geared towards entrepreneurs and businesses under $2 million in annual revenue. 
  • Most of the people offering these tips are either A) well-intentioned small business owners sharing their personal advice or, B) landscaping marketing agencies that specialize in small businesses.
  • And lastly, most of the popular "influencers" make money by producing videos (ads on YouTube, product endorsements, selling software, franchises, or courses for startup businesses).

None of these things are bad. However, these landscaping marketing strategies may not apply for companies with an annual revenue of over $2M or for companies pursuing aggressive growth goals. These tips are aimed at the bulk of the landscape industry, small startup businesses.

Just like you don’t want to be Just Another Landscaper, I don’t want this to be just another article about marketing for landscapers. These are not basic tips. They are specifically for companies that plan on surpassing $2M in annual revenue (or are well past it already).

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Case Study: Ground Source Gets 4,600 Landscaping Leads in 1 Year

Chad Diller

Lots and LOTS of landscaping leads...just how many?

Try 146 leads per month from Organic website traffic... PLUS another 236 landscaping leads per month from Google Ads. 

That's almost 4,600 in just ONE year!

How did we help Ground Source Landscaping in Orlando, FL become a landscaping marketing success?

Find out in today's video case study.

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Lawn Care Marketing Case Study: Master Lawn Grows By $1M in 18 Months

Chad Diller

Do you WISH you could get 30x more lawn care leads each month?

Do you WISH you could DOUBLE $1M of lawn care business and turn it into $2M in just 18 months? 

And what if that wasn't just an increase for this year, but meant more recurring revenue? That's makes that extra $1M in lawn care sales even more exciting!

Today, I'm going to share a case study with you on how one Memphis-based company became the master of their lawn care marketing success.

Want some tips to grow your lawn care business? Here they are...as you WISH!

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Here are 25 Lessons I've Learned About Pricing Lawn and Landscaping Services Over the Past 25 Years

Chris Heiler

Boy, I really dated myself with this article's title. And, thankfully for you, have made many, many mistakes related to pricing lawn and landscaping services over these 25 years for you to learn from.

You're welcome :)

I tried to group these insights into three buckets for easier consumption.

First, my biggest insight: While pricing is the most important factor related to your company's profitability, price is not the most important factor when it comes to making a sale. That should be good news.

Here are 24 more...

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Build a Great Lawn Care Sales Team (Recruiting Tips from a $8M Company)

Chad Diller

What does it take to find a great lawn care salesperson? Well, that's a loaded question...

Seriously though, how do you build a great lawn care sales team? If you have all of the organizational pieces in place, where do you find these people?

Luckily for you, I know a guy...

Adam Zellner is the VP of Sales for Oasis Turf & Tree, an $8M lawn care company in the Cincinnati area which services over 13,000 customers! 

Adam and I often have great, candid conversations about how to sell lawn care. Today, he shares some of his sales recruiting tips to help you find salespeople to grow your lawn care business.

Stay tuned...

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VIDEO: Reasons Companies Waste Landscaping & Lawn Care Leads

Chad Diller

Let's just assume you DO get landscaping and lawn care leads but those leads don't equal landscaping or lawn care sales. That sucks.

In the past 20+ years I've been in the lawn and landscape industry, I've seen this happen from 7 common reasons. Today, I'm going to talk about these lawn and landscaping sales problems and give you tips to close more business.

Stay tuned...

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