Lawn Care or Landscaping Service Business Profile
If you have an interest in gardening and have the physical stamina to work at it, finding out how to start a lawn business is the first step towards working at this financially and personally rewarding service.
- Take stock of your physical skills and abilities. Lawn maintenance services usually include mowing, trimming and fertilizing lawns. While it doesn’t take specific training to do the job, you will be required to work outside for long periods, sometimes in extreme heat or other adverse weather conditions. Make sure you are in good physical shape. Sign up for health insurance in case you get injured or need treatment. Invest in the right type of clothing to protect you from harsh conditions. Budget for and hire people who can help with big jobs or overflow work.
- Find a target market and a specialized lawn service to help you stand out from the competition. In addition to regular mowing and lawn maintenance services, think about providing seasonal services like fertilizing and winterizing.
- Purchase necessary equipment. At the minimum this includes lawn mowers, trimmers, and manual tools. You may also need backhoes, riding mowers and other large equipment; this depends on the lawns you service and the services you offer. Consider renting some of the larger equipment as your business grows. Check the cost and availability of local rentals. When buying, look for equipment with good warranties that is easy to service and repair.
- Set prices. Charge lower prices in the beginning to build up referrals and portfolio work. Be sure you cover your expenses and time though; you’ll quickly burn out on working for free.
- Speak to a business adviser, or an attorney or accountant, to find out how to start a lawn business legally. You’ll need to find out how to set up your tax structure, get the necessary licenses and permits, and deal with accounting and taxes. Your local government can advise what licenses you need. Remember to register your business with the IRS.
- Insure your vehicles, equipment and employees. You’ll need regular collision, liability, and damage insurance on vehicles. Get liability insurance to cover damages that may occur during your gardening services.
- Learn how to handle business basics like accounting and marketing. Use office software and a printer to handle orders, correspondence and other business tasks. Consider hiring an assistant to take care of administrative tasks. You’ll need an office space with a computer and printer, as well as room for storing files and paperwork.
- Advertise your services. Put ads in local papers and Craigslist, and put flyers on doors. Look into vinyl decals or painters to put the name of your landscape business on your truck and vehicles. Ask permission for homeowners to put up signs with your company name and number on lawns where you’ve provided lawn services.
Realistically you can earn between $1500 and $1800 per week running your own lawn mowing and garden services business. There are so many opportunities in this industry from lawn mowing (bread and butter) to doing hedges (cream).
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