Starting a Yard Care Business

Are you thinking of starting your own yard care business? If you are, it is important that you first identify what specific type of lawn care service you will be providing to your clients. This is because running a lawn care business requires several tasks. To cut down on costs and save you from getting bankrupt, it is advised that you only offer the basic services until you get more experience.

Aside from thinking about what service you will be offering, there are still other things that you need to keep in mind. Here are some common questions which new business owners ask:

What should my business name be?

It is advised that your business name embodies the service that you offer to your customers. At the same time, it should be unique, catchy and easy to remember. Also, make sure that your name does not sound too similar with another company already doing business as this can cause some legal issues.

Do I need to hire employees right away?

If you are fairly knowledgeable about yard maintenance business, then it is alright for you to handle things on your own. But if you have never worked in the industry before, it may be a good idea for you to get a part time employee to help you out - obviously one with experience!

How will I get clients?

Always remember that getting clients is challenging, especially when you have a new business. This is because you will be going up against the other companies in your area. Also, you are trying to get the trust of your clients. Make sure that you do a lot of simple advertising techniques and promotions so you can win clients. The best way to do this is to offer your service to your friends and relatives.

We have put together free yard care business marketing package templatates. This helpful package contains:

  • business card templates
  • flyers
  • door hangers
  • sales invoices
  • and a free guide to increasing your sales and making your business grow

Take advantage of our help by using the package or calling our experts at 1-855-408-2488 to get helpful advice on starting your business.

How much will I charge?

When thinking about the prices you can charge with your yard care business, you can take a look at the prices of the services which your competitors have. This is so you can get an idea on what the usual rate is and how much is too much.

Also, mowing might not be enough to make the money you need to support yourself.  Consider adding services like aerating, fertilizing and greening, in order to increase the number of visits you make to a customer's property and therefore the amount you can charge.

Our Lawn Contractor's Package has the trailer and products you need to make this service work:

  • 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.

Take a look at the package here.

Thanks for visiting our yard care business page. We wish you all the best as you start your new business!

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