Four humorous marketing tactics for lawn care pros
Look, if it’s one thing that lawn care pros are better at in marketing than any other industry it’s using humor. And as someone who spends too much time looking into lawn care and lawn care companies, I have found some great examples of humorous lawn care marketing tactics. The crazy part is that they are very effective at garnering attention, both in person and online!
Here’s the deal, using humor is a great way to get attention, and when it’s done correctly, it can really help your lawn care business gain clients quickly. Today, I wanted to cover four humorous marketing tactics that lawn care and landscaping professionals can use to get their business noticed. These marketing tips can even be used in the off-season
Tactic 1: Humorous company name
I know this one is not for everyone but there is no arguing the impact that humorous branding can have, and lawn care companies are great at humorous company names. When done right, these eye-catching company names can really help a lawn care company go viral.
One of the best examples of this is Lawn and Order out of southern Alabama. This company has several photos of their trailer regularly circulating the internet, but this one raked up nearly 25,000 votes on Reddit. Their trailer is constantly publicized and is seen by hundreds of thousands across the internet, all for free!
Tactic 2: A humorous slogan
Look, most people aren’t willing to dedicate their entire company name to a bit of comedy, but any lawn care company can use a funny slogan and still maintain a professional presence. And when it comes to humorous slogans, no one does it better than lawn care pros!
Photo: Lawn In Order
Some great slogans are:
- Always on the cutting edge.
- Mowing down the competition.
- Leave the dirty work to us.
- When the competition just doesn’t cut it.
There are countless others. The more creative you are, the better your chances are that more people will see what you do. My personal favorite is Lawn in Order’s slogan: “You get a-rest, while we lay down the lawn.”
For those who are concerned about maintaining a professional appearance, Lawn In Order is a perfect example through and through. They designed a humorous name and slogan, their brand went viral and then they came out the other side looking better than ever.
Tactic 3: Humorous social media posts
Whether it is part of your or Instagram marketing campaigns, humorous social media posts are loved by everyone. Memes are great, readily available pieces of content that anyone can enjoy! Lawn care and lawn mower memes are widely enjoyed by lawn care pros and homeowners. Almost everyone has used a weed whacker or had to cut a lawn before. So, memes and jokes about lawn care reach a wide audience. Most importantly, humor is universal, and we love to share what we love. So, naturally, humorous social media posts are more likely to be shared. Some of the most shared and favorited posts on social media are ones that use humor.
For the best results. you can combine a humorous meme with an advertisement for your lawn care services. When it comes to using humor on social media, I have not seen anyone more dedicated than Grantlanta Lawn Care. They are always coming up with unique social media posts that combine their company brand with a bit of humor.
Tactic 4: Humorous signage
By far, the most successful form of humorous advertising I have seen is catchy signs and slogans in real life. With the advent of the internet, it’s all too easy to overlook real-world marketing strategies like direct mail marketing and signage. And when it comes to signage, sometimes simple is better.
One of the most viral lawn care photos I have seen is for Mark’s Lawn Care, another company in Atlanta. One photo of his simple truck signage has earned Mark’s Lawn Care hundreds of thousands of views online, with one Reddit submission getting him 50,000 views !
What’s the bottom line?
Having effective advertising doesn’t always mean spending more. Using a bit of humor can garner your attention on the web, but it can also draw attention around town. If you use a bit of humor to draw attention to your company vehicles or lawn signage, more people will look, and you will likely attract more business. If you do it just right, your lawn care company can land tens of thousands of views or more for free, getting attention and earning new business for much less than other forms of advertising. Best of all, you can have fun while doing it!
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written by Douglas Dedrick. Douglas is a landscaper with over a decade of landscaping experience, and currently operates his lawn care business Natural Landscape Designs in Elizabeth City, North Carolina . You can follow him on @LawnOrganic. Or ThisAmericanLawn.com.
Funny Lawn Mower Jokes
I fought the lawn, and the lawn won!
A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: ‘Keep off the Grass.’
6 Funny Lawn Mower Jokes
- A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
- Why are husbands like lawn mowers? They are difficult to get started, and then they don’t work half the time.
- There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbour’s. Clyde Moore
- Will. Why do you water your lawn with whisky? Guy. So that it comes up half-cut.
- My neighbour Bill asked if he could use my lawnmower. I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden.
- What do you call someone who used to like tractors?An extractor fan.
- What do you call a cow who works for a gardener? A lawn moo-er.
Cutting It Fine
Simon’s motor mower had broken down. His wife, Maria, kept dropping hints about getting it fixed before the grass grew too tall, but the message wasn’t getting through, and Simon kept procrastinating and putting off doing the repairs.
Frustrated, Maria decided on what she thought was a clever way to make her point. When Simon arrived home from work, he found Maria sitting in the grass, clipping it by hand with a tiny pair of scissors.
Simon, totally amazed, watched silently for a few minutes, then went into the house only to appear again a few minutes later where he handed her a toothbrush.
‘When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the sidewalks,’ said Simon ungraciously.
Cutting the Grass
Michael O’Leary was waiting at the bus stop with his friend, Paddy Maguire, when a lorry went by loaded up with rolls of turf.
O’Leary opined, ‘I’m gonna do that when I win de lottery, Maguire.’
‘What’s that, Michael?’ responds his mate.
‘Send me lawn away to be cut,’ concludes O’Leary.
How Plants Warn Each Other of Danger
How plants warn each other of danger. Amazingly scientists at Exeter University have made a video showing that plants alert each other to possible dangers.
What happens is if a plant is under attack it releases a gas which warns neighbouring plants to protect themselves. Professor Stewart explains how the Earth’s development was driven by plants and how they have adapted for survival.
Blodwen’s Lawn Mower
Mrs Blodwen Roberts was looking out of her front window one Sunday when she saw her neighbour coming up the drive dressed in his gardening clothes.
‘He must be coming to borrow our lawn-mower,’ Blodwen remarked to Mr Roberts indignantly, ‘And on Sunday too. The very idea. Shameful. I won’t let him have it. I’ll tell him we haven’t got one.’
Man, Get an Electric Mower
Why do men buy electric lawn mowers?
So that they can navigate back to their house!
Come Hell or High Water
Overnight, a torrential rain storm soaked Southern England.
When morning dawned the resulting floodwaters came up about 5 feet into most of the homes in the south Portsmouth area, an area below sea level.
Doreen Bryant was sitting on top her roof with her next door neighbour, Molly Borden waiting for the emergency services to rescue them.
Doreen noticed a lone straw hat floating near the house. Then she saw it float far out into the front garden, then float all the way back to the house, it kept floating away from the house, then back in. Her curiosity got the best of her, so she asked Molly, ‘Do you see that straw hat floating away from the house, then back again?’
‘Oh yes, Doreen,’ grinned Molly, ‘that’s Bert, my husband, wearing his gardening hat; he told me yesterday that he was going to cut the grass today come Hell or high water.’
One afternoon a rich man was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.
He asked one man, ‘Why are you eating grass?’ ‘We don’t have any money for food,’ the poor man replied. ‘We have to eat grass.’
‘Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I’ll feed you,’ the rich man said. ‘But, sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree.’
‘Bring them along,’ the rich man replied. Turning to the other poor man he announced, ‘You come with us, also.’ The second man, in a pitiful voice then said, ‘But sir, I also have a wife and six children with me.’
‘Bring them all, as well,’ the rich fellow answered. They all climb in the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine. Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the rich gent and said, ‘Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you.’
The rich man replied, ‘Glad to do it. You’ll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high.’
Hilarious Irish Joke
At the Cheltenham jumps racing festival last March, Murphy leaned over and whispered to his fiend Seamus, ‘Now would you be wanting the winner of the next race?’
‘Oh, no thanks, Murphy,’ said Seamus, ‘I’ve only got a small garden.’
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God and St. Francis Discussing Lawns
GOD: St. Francis, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there in the USA? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistle and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect, no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honeybees and flocks of songbirds.
I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But all I see are these green rectangles.
ST. FRANCIS: It’s the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers weeds and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.
GOD: Grass? But it’s so boring. It’s not colorful. It doesn’t attract butterflies, birds and bees, only grubs and sod worms. It’s temperamental with temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?
ST. FRANCIS: Apparently so, Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.
GOD: The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy.
ST. FRANCIS: Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it, sometimes twice a week.
GOD: They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?
ST. FRANCIS: Not exactly Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.
GOD: They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?
ST. FRANCIS: No, sir.- just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.
GOD: Now, let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?
GOD: These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.
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ST. FRANCIS: You aren’t going to believe this, Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.
GOD: What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stoke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. Plus, as they rot, the leaves form compost to enhance the soil. It’s a natural circle of life.
ST. FRANCIS: You’d better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.
GOD: No. What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter and to keep the soil moist and loose?
ST. FRANCIS: After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.
GOD: And where do they get this mulch?
ST. FRANCIS: They cut down trees and grind them up to make the mulch.
GOD: Enough! I don’t want to think about this anymore. St. Catherine, you’re in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?
ST. CATHERINE: Dumb and Dumber, Lord. It’s a real stupid movie about.
GOD: Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from St. Francis
Sign of the Times?
A lawn mower race had to be cut back because recession hit owners couldn’t afford the petrol. Fewer than half of the teams who normally sign up for the 12 hour race at Brinsbury College, Pulborough, last weekend, were able to take part. Organisers have blamed the international financial crisis had meant competitors didn’t have the cash to maintain or fuel their grass cutting racers.
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Sky Cutter The Flying Lawn Mower
Update: As of September 2019, the domain www.flyingthingz.com is no longer associated with this product.
Look a bird, a plane, no it’s a flying lawn mower!
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, “What if lawnmowers could fly?” No? Well, someone else sure did, and it birthed the idea of Sky Cutter The Flying Lawn Mower, as seen in those viral videos which later became internet memes. This one-of-a-kind contraption ascends to the air at any speed while maintaining its flight path. It comes with nearly all the materials you’ll need for this incredibly simple build, including some plastic, plywood, high-quality laser cut balsa, and foam cores and parts cut from a CNC machine. Where else are you going to find a plane…I mean a lawnmower that’s as fun to build as it’s to fly.
It’s a remote controlled airplane with a lawn mower body kit
Sky Cutter The Flying Lawn Mower’s claim to fame was the weird footage of it flying, remixed with some random songs that turned it into a long-running internet joke that dates all the way back to 2004.
What’s great about this so-called flying lawnmower is that it’s actually just a remote-controlled model plane built to resemble a boring old lawnmower. And you can easily recreate the meme in your own backyard with this kit, which includes the plans for the build, a step-by-step illustrated manual to walk you through it, and most of the materials needed. If you’re an experienced modeler, building the whole thing should be a snap.
Now, you’re always going to think about soaring through the sky whenever you get bored mowing your lawn.
Who will appreciate this as a gift
Cutting grass is boring and tedious. But what if you could make it a lot more enjoyable by having your lawnmower fly?
Sky Cutter The Flying Lawn Mower is just the gift FAA-hating RC plane hobbyists might love. It not only flies, but it’s got a unique body that’s sure to wow anybody watching. It’s also perfect for people who love internet memes, allowing them to see the thing they laugh at in-person. Anyone who has this in their yard is going to have the neighbors staring for days.
Because you need to know
What materials and parts do I have to supply?
The materials and parts required to complete the Sky Cutter The Flying Lawn Mower that you have to supply on your own include modeling tools, a four channel radio controller, an engine, a fuel tank, some pushrods, wheels, prop, and covering material.
What are its dimensions?
After building the flying lawnmower, it’s going to weigh about 10 pounds and be 24 inches long, 36 inches wide, and 4 inches high.