Landscaping Business Insurance

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Recommended insurance policies for landscaping professionals

Equipment theft, bodily injury, or a lawsuit could devastate your landscaping business. Insureon helps you find coverage that matches the unique risks faced by lawn care and landscape contractors.

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General liability insurance

This policy covers common landscaping risks, such as accidental damage to a client's yard. Bundle it with property insurance for savings in a business owner’s policy.

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged customer property
  • Libel / slander lawsuits
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Business owner's policy

A business owner's policy, or BOP, is a cost-effective way for landscaping businesses to buy general liability coverage and commercial property insurance together.

  • Customer injuries
  • Accidental damage to a client's property
  • Business property damage and theft
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Commercial auto insurance

This policy covers legal costs and property damage in an accident involving a landscaping business' vehicle. It also covers vehicle theft and vandalism.

  • Auto accidents
  • Vehicle theft
  • Vandalism and weather damage
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Most states require workers' comp for lawn care and landscaping companies that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Disability benefits
  • Lawsuits from employee injuries
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Contractor’s tools and equipment insurance

This policy helps pay for repair or replacement of lawn mowers, chainsaws, and other tools if they are lost, stolen, or damaged. The items typically must be less than five years old.

  • Items valued less than $10,000
  • Mobile equipment 
  • Small tools
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Cyber insurance

This policy helps landscaping businesses recover from cyberattacks and data breaches. It's recommended for small businesses that handle sensitive information.

  • Data breach notification expenses
  • Fraud monitoring services
  • Data breach lawsuits
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How to get business insurance today

Easily apply online, compare quotes from top carriers in seconds, and get your certificate of insurance the same day.
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We're on top of your small and medium-sized business insurance needs. We'll help you find policies that protect what you've worked so hard to build.

Start here. Tell us about yourself. Questions? We've got your back. The info you share is secure. We'll double-check it and a pro with experience in your field will be in touch.

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How much does insurance cost for landscaping businesses?

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A small landscaping business can expect to pay less for insurance than a larger business. Several factors determine the cost of insurance and license or permit bonds for landscapers:

  • The landscaping services you offer, such as pesticide and herbicide
  • Business property and equipment
  • Business income
  • Number of employees and payroll
  • Coverage limits and deductibles
  • Additional insured endorsements
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How do I get landscaping business insurance?

We make it easy for you to find insurance for your landscaping business, whether you work in irrigation, landscape design, tree services or have a lawn care business.

Our application will ask for some basic facts about your business, such as your annual revenue and how many employees you have. You can compare free quotes online, buy a policy and get a certificate of insurance with Insureon in three easy steps:

  1. Complete a free online application
  2. Compare landscaping insurance quotes and choose policies
  3. Pay for your policy and download a certificate for proof of insurance

Insureon's licensed insurance agents work with top-rated U.S. providers to find the right insurance coverage and policy limits for your landscaping company, whether you work by yourself, with a partner, or manage a large team.

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Frequently asked questions about landscaping insurance coverage

Do I need a license and bond for my landscaping business?

There are 16 states that require a landscaping license. Even if your state doesn’t require one, you’ll likely need a business license before you can perform landscaping work. You might also need an additional license to use pesticides.

Many states require a surety bond for landscaping businesses, which are a type of contract between your business, your clients, and an insurance company. It acts as a landscaping insurance policy that will reimburse a client if you fail to deliver your contracted services. In the landscaping industry, these bonds are also known as a license bond, because they’re often required to obtain a license.

What other types of insurance do I need for my landscaping business?

To fully protect your landscaping business, you should consider additional insurance coverage, including:

Commercial property insurance

Commercial property insurance pays to repair or replace your business property in case of fire, theft, vandalism, and other risks. It covers your business’s physical location and other assets like equipment. It’s often required to sign leases.

Hired and non-owned auto insurance

Hired and non-owned auto (HNOA) insurance provides liability coverage for accidents involving any personal, leased, or rented vehicles used by your business. Your personal auto insurance is unlikely to cover you for a work-related accident.

Inland marine insurance

Inland marine insurance provides business insurance coverage for your business property, such as tools and equipment, while it’s being transported to a job site or stored at an off-site location.

How fast can I get landscaping business coverage and obtain a certificate of insurance?

Most business owners can get covered and obtain a certificate of insurance (COI) within a matter of hours. Businesses that are difficult to insure can usually get their certificate within 48 hours. Once you’re covered, you can access and download your COI at any time.

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