Yard Signs Case Study: The LawnScapers

Posted on February 21, 2018 By

Company History

Founded in 2006 by brothers Chris and Evan Lewis, The LawnScapers is a full-service lawn care company, offering both lawn maintenance and landscaping packages to the citizens of Greenville, South Carolina. Shortly after graduating from college, the twin brothers teamed up to form their business, which proved to be very successful due to low overhead and high-quality work. Running out of Chris’s home, The LawnScapers operates with a six-truck fleet and serves the entire city of Greenville.

Chris and Evan have been looking to expand to an actual office, but to do so requires a significant financial investment. Although the Lewises are willing to take a risk, they need to know that their business will continue to grow at a level that warrants the larger location.

Marketing Investment

For the first few years of the business’s existence, The LawnScapers advertised primarily through word-of-mouth and social-networking. This booked enough clients to keep the employees busy, but now that business is growing, Evan, who handles the marketing for the company, is looking for ways to expand the reach-advertising that makes good financial sense. Having turned down TV, radio, and even billboards because of budgetary

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Finding the Right Lawn Service and Landscaping Company

Posted on February 11, 2018 By

What are some of the things you should consider before hiring a lawn service company? Do you want to hire the cheapest company? What kind of experience does the company have? How long have they been in business? Are they licensed and insured? Are there employees professional and people you feel safe around? When hiring a lawn care company that has the cheapest bid there is usually a reason why they are the cheapest. Many times they do not carry the proper insurance and workers compensation to protect you if someone was to get hurt on a landscape job on your property. Also, they probably have not invested in the equipment to get the job done right.

What kind of experience do they have is also a concern. You do not want to be the first yard that someone practices laying sod on. Believe it or not, laying sod correctly is just as fine of art as laying tile. Anyone can throw sod and dig some holes for plants. But doing these correctly makes all the difference.

How long have they been in the lawn care business is also important. They are more likely to know

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Yard Signs, Save Money By Designing Your Own

Posted on January 31, 2018 By

Yard Signs are used for many different purposes in order to get a message out or for advertising a business. They are an effective way for you to be able to do this is. When made properly, these can help you to get your message across to anyone that happens to be passing by. Depending upon the purpose for which you need them, however, there may be some that are better suited for your particular purposes. Here are some of the main reasons why people would use yard signs and the different options that are available for you to choose from.

One of the primary reasons why people would use a sign in the yard is to advertise their business. It really doesn’t even need to be seen at the location of the physical business, as many of us are now working with small businesses that are operating out of our homes. All that is really necessary is for you to have an effective message on the sign itself, as well as information that will allow the person to take further action. This can be things such as a website, phone number or even just an email

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Landscaping Services

Posted on January 27, 2018 By

Good landscaping can dramatically improve your homes beauty and boost curb appeal. You can have the dream yard you always dreamed of or never even imagined with the right landscaping company. A professional landscaping company can have your yard looking great in no time. They will know how to select the right plants and come up with a new look that fits your budget and lifestyle. Your yard will be the talk of the town and a professional landscaping company can help you enjoy your home’s exterior. Whether you are curious about new plants, patios, walls, drainage issues, fences, fire pits or anything else that pertains to your yard, the right company can help you find what you are looking for in landscape design.

You have so many choices when it comes to landscaping your yard. There are bushes, plants, shrubs, flowers, trees and so much more all in a wide variety of styles. Whether you are looking for more color or something to make your yard really pop the right company has everything you need to make your yard look fabulous. The most professional company can recommend which foliage will work best in your yard for

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Lawn Care Service For the Average Homeowner

Posted on January 20, 2018 By

When it comes to lawn care service, you likely fall into one of two categories. You approve of hiring a company to take care of the ins and outs of manicuring your yard, or you feel like that’s the job of the homeowner and it’s a job you take pride in doing. If you fall into the latter category, you should avail yourself of all the information you can when it comes to taking care of your yard. That includes knowing when to mow and how that decision affects the health of your grass.

Most people don’t give much thought to the time of day they mow their grass. This is often true of even a professional lawn care service, as they have a schedule to maintain and that means one or two yards will be mowed at the inappropriate time. What is this inappropriate time? Well, fortunately it’s the hottest time of the day, a time when most people don’t care to be out doing yard work anyway. Mowing the yard in the early afternoon, when the sun is beating down at its hottest, can actually put undue stress on the grass. It’s also unwise to

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Small Yard Landscaping Tips To Make Your Small Space More Inviting

Posted on January 17, 2018 By

One issue you may run into as a landscaper or someone trying to landscape their own yard is if the yard is too small, you’ll run into problems trying to figure out how to fill it. Many times it’ll seem like everything you add makes it even smaller.

So here are some tips for landscaping a small yard.

When an area is very small, such as an atrium, the first decision is whether or not it’s only to look at or if it can be used for dining, entertaining, or lounging. If you have two small areas, one can be devoted entirely to planting and the other for outdoor activities. If designed right, the space can turn out to be very welcoming and comfortable.

Using container plants, espaliers, vines, and hanging baskets are good ways of getting the maximum of greenery out of a small space. Dwarf shrubs like Wheelers dwarf tobira, compact nandina, red elf pyrocantha are great for small beds. Narrow upright plants like horsetail, foxtail fern, and cannas look great up against a coutyard wall.

Plants that are miniature versions of larger plants help achieve spacious quality.

A large shrub

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Should You Get References Prior to Hiring a Lawn Service?

Posted on January 12, 2018 By

Did a friend, of a friend, tell you their uncle could do your lawn service for next to nothing? Somehow, I think that if you looked too close at that you’d find out he might have crashed his lawnmower into the last customers prized flower bed. If these things don’t concern you then, by all means, don’t worry about references. However, if you’d like to keep your envied iris in one piece, so that you’ve got a fighting chance in the next neighborhood garden contest, then it might just be in your best interest to look into just who is doing your yard service.

Protect yourself. Knowing that a company is willing to give you references is a comfort, and one that should be followed through. An honest lawn service company is going to give you valid and shining references, because, well, their happy customers are the ones that help their business grow. They’ll be relying on those same references to not only tell you how well they’ve done but to spread the word to their neighbors, family, and friends. You’ll know that they stand behind their work, and they aren’t going to be taking the job

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Free Front Yard Landscaping Tips

Posted on December 29, 2017 By

I have been trying for approximately a year now to sell my house, but owing to the market still being rather bad, it does not look like that is planning to happen. So I am considering pulling the home out of the listings, making some improvements, and giving it another go a couple years in the future. I was hoping to move into a smaller location having a lower mortgage and property tax burden, but I guess I will survive like this for a minimum of a little while longer. For the time getting, I require to have some painters, plumbers, and electricians in here, and seem through some yard landscaping suggestions to brighten things up a bit.

I was truly hoping to get some front yard landscaping ideas just from driving around the neighborhood, but that’s not about to take place. It appears that persons around here only pay attention to the backyard — which I guess makes sense since that’s where they invest most of their time. Everyone has a deck having a barbecue grill, and some folks even have swimming pools, so we have a lot of nice backyards in the area. But everyone,

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Beef Up Spring Revenue With This Often Forgotten Service

Posted on December 28, 2017 By

Over the past years landscape, cleaning and other service type companies have found hidden veins of income doing seasonal. Or location specific type jobs that people are willing to pay to have done rather than do themselves. Like me, many of my neighbors this past holiday season opted to pay a local landscape company to hang Christmas lights from my home. The $100 dollars I spent to have this done for me was well worth me not having to get out the ladder, fall off the roof, and I avoided freezing to death.

This is the third year I paid for this service. After the first year I started thinking about what other areas are available for service companies to make more money. I stumbled onto a huge one that has paid for my summer vacations now 2 years running…headstone cleaning on Memorial Day weekend!

This year I tried a different twist…

I made this “how to” guide and a website and marketed online this year hoping to add to my large profits in the headstone cleaning business. But what did I find? That people do not want to do this work themselves. It was

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Three Design Tips for a Dog-Friendly Garden

Posted on December 15, 2017 By

After more than thirty years I can say that it is possible to have a well appointed garden and a happy dog too. Through trial and error, advice from nurserymen and master gardeners, and sharing ideas with gardening friends, I have learned about gardening with dogs. It isn’t too complicated, really.

I simply keep three things in mind. First, I begin with the end in mind. The yard and garden have to suit the needs of everyone in the family, including Lizzie, our dog. After all, she spends more time outside that we do. She needs a little open space to romp (so do we), a comfortable place in the sun tempered with a bit of shade (so do we), and she enjoys a cool drink on those warm summer nights… there seems to be a pattern here. OK, our dog pretty much enjoys most all the same garden features we do. But wait, we’re not quite done.

I’ve noticed that dogs rarely appreciate the fragility of those specimen plants the nurseries charge so much for. Nor do they appreciate artfully winding paths. Every dog I have known has taken the most direct route to her

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