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How to Start a Lawn Care or Landscaping Business: Part 1 of 2

8. March 2013 11:15

As spring inches ever nearer, lawn care and landscaping business owners are tuning up their equipment and preparing for the rush season. If you’re among the many people who have dreamed of starting a lawn care or landscaping business, now’s the time to make sure you have all your ducks in a row to take advantage of the spring rush.

Here are business tips to help you start a lawn mowing, fertilizing, or landscaping operation in your area.

Step One: Understand the Landscaping and Lawn Care Industry

Before launching your career as a landscaping professional, it’s essential to understand the market and industry where you live. Take some time to research the following…

If you’re not immediately ready to start your own landscaping business, a great way to conduct this research is to work for someone else’s business for a while. You’ll get an in-depth idea of how such a business works without all the capital risk required to start a business of your own.

Step Two: Crunch the Landscaping and Lawn Care Numbers

Once you’ve figured out who you’ll serve and what work you’ll be doing, it’s time to get serious about the finance and business aspects of your venture. You’ll need to consider a number of factors, including…

Stay tuned for Part 2, in which we’ll discuss getting your landscaping or lawn care business off the ground (with advertising, marketing, and more) and keeping it strong for the long haul (by finding the right insurance, and hiring the right employees).

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