Starting a Lawncare Business - An Easy-To-Enter, Lucrative Market
Have you ever enjoyed mowing your lawn? Or taking care of flower beds and pruning shrubs around your property? Do you like working with people? If so, you are qualified to start a Lawncare Business.
As more and more people are busy with their jobs and families, they oftentimes don't find the time to care for their lawns. Sometimes some people just don't want to care for their lawns themselves and so they hire lawn care professionals to do the job for them. And for a great edge in the marketplace, start off right as a green lawn care franchise.
This particular field (pardon the pun!) is not very hard to get into: you don't need to finish a college course in order to learn how to mow a lawn or pull weeds. At one time or another you must have had taken care of your lawn at home. There are some very basic steps in starting a lawncare business and accomplishing them should be easy.
Starting a lawncare business doesn't need much preparation or equipment for that matter. If you decide to start small, a lawn mower will help you do the job. Then all you need is to put your mowing skills to work.
To advertise your services, you can ask assistance from family and friends to get some referrals from them and you can have lawncare business flyers made which you can post on bulletin boards. Lawn care marketing is critical to getting your business off the ground. We've got helpful tips to get you started on this lawn care marketing page.
Of course, your business looks more professional if you have a lawn care logo to put on your flyers, business cards, and truck or trailer. Get some advice on creating lawn care logos here.
If you're not naturally inclined to make flyers up on your computer, take advantage of our free marketing package that gives you business card templates, flyer templates, door hanger templates, a sales invoice template - just plug in your company's information, print, and go! It also includes a helpful marketing guide to help you grow your business. Download the free package here.
In determining the price of your services, you have to add up all your expenses like gas and oil and the rate per hour of your services. You also have to take into consideration the taxes and insurance that must be covered and then you will be able to come up with a price for your lawncare business. For help with pricing, visit this page.
Bonus Tip: This business is suitable if you live near a subdivision as there would be several homeowners that might need your services.
If you feel that you still are not very good at the job, all it takes is a little practice and you will become adept at it sooner than you might expect. This website has season-by-season instructions that will help you get up to speed quickly.
As your new business starts to grow, you will notice that it becomes easier to get customers and then you can start providing additional services to your customers like aeration and landscaping. We've got a package that will help you increase your bottom line by adding these services. Once you've got an established customer base, look at our Starting a Lawncare Business package. It includes:
- A trailer sprayer that attaches to the back of your riding lawn mower to help you fertilize and control weeds over large swaths of grass
- 5 Gallons of our Aerator Blend to help rejuvenate tired, compacted grass
- 30 Gallons of Soil Booster organic seaweed fertilizer, to nourish your lawn's roots
- 30 Gallons of Green Sustaining Blend to help your customers' lawns stay lush even in the dry days of summer.
- The free marketing package I told you about earlier.
Remember, our team of experts are always available to help you make decisions about the right products and services you need when starting a lawncare business. Call them today at 1-855-408-2488.
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