Your lawn care business might slow down during winter, but there’s still plenty you can do to keep things running smoothly and make sure you’re set up for success when things start to ramp up again. So what do lawn care companies do in the winter? These quieter months are a good time to play a bit of catch-up, focus on the future and put all the pieces in place for a great start in the spring.
1. Refresh Your Lawn Care Website
Even if not much has changed for your lawn care business, it’s important to update your website, especially if it’s been a while. Check out the design: Does it look outdated? Is it slow to load? Is it easy to find important information? Then go over your content. Make sure it’s search engine optimized, easy to navigate and includes helpful, useful information. Adding fresh content will also make it easier for potential customers to find you online, since search engines prioritize newer content in their results.
2. Improve Your Social Media Channels
Your customers will check out your social media profiles to find out more about you. You don’t have to become an influencer, but you should be ready to meet them — they’ll want to see photos of work you’ve done and information about the services you offer, and they’ll expect responses to questions and comments.
3. Keep Your Marketing Efforts Going Strong
It’s never too soon to start promoting your spring services. Let customers and potentials know if you are changing or expanding your services, offering special rates or moving into a new neighborhood. There are many different ways to get the word out!
4. Order Your Custom Printed Materials
Have you checked your supply of lawn posting signs? What about business forms – envelopes, invoices, etc. In need of more door hangers or leave-behind pieces? Don’t hesitate to order them as soon as possible to beat the rush and make sure you have everything ready when you need it.
5. Send Out Pre-Pay Letters For Next Year
Not only will this get customers locked in for next season, but it will provide crucial cash flow at a time when you’re likely to need it.
6. Promote Your Additional Offerings
Do you do snow removal, gutter cleaning, holiday light installation or other fall and winter services? Spread the word!
7. Refresh Your Uniforms
Make sure your team is ready to roll and represent your brand out in the field with freshened, seasonally appropriate apparel. They’re your brand ambassadors out in the community – make sure they’re looking their best.
RealGreen can help you with all of this and more. It might not feel like it right now, but spring is closer than you think. Get in touch today to get started!