How to Start Your Own Landscaping Business
If you love the outdoors, then lawn care is a great business to be in. It allows you to be outside and enjoy nature and make money at the same time. It will also allow you to meet other people who share your love of the outdoors. Working at a lawn care company may seem like a dead end job, but the sky is the limit when you own your own business. When you start working for a company, try to learn everything you can about everything. It’s also important to start saving money as soon as you can. You will need money to buy a lawn mower, weed eater, and leaf blower. Later on, you will need edgers, and many other pieces of equipment. Also, a pick up truck or a box truck can be very helpful.
Transitioning into landscaping from lawn care is rather easy. There is a lot to learn, so it’s good to get a few years of experience mowing lawns and pruning before you decide to expand. Cutting grass (lawn care) is a good place to start, but landscaping is far more profitable. Depending on your area, you can make twenty to thirty times more doing landscaping. You can learn almost everything you need to know from experience or low-priced ebooks online.
With every lawn care customer, you should begin dropping hints as soon as possible. Make suggestions about how things could be improved. Make suggestions about what plants can be planted and what other things can be installed. Also, search for what plants can be replaced.
This industry has a lot of job security. You have to understand that landscaping is a necessary evil. not be scared to charge high prices for your service. Many people have high paying jobs that only give them a little time off every week. Maybe they don’t want to cut the grass and prune the bushes every weekend. Their time is more valuable to them than the amount of money they would pay to have someone else do the work. And, many upper class neighborhoods have home owner’s associations that require every house to be landscaped properly. You don’t want to violate a city code by not upkeeping your yard. An unkempt property can lower the value of the properties around it, so this is understandable.
Believe in yourself and you can do it. With a little hard work, you can hire employees to do the mowing while you stay in the office and schedule more appointments.