How to Start a Lawn Care / Landscaping Service

Want to start a lawn care / landscaping service? Our startup guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to success. Available with or without our award-winning business plan software, the Lawn Care / Landscaping Services Startup Guide will put you on the fast track to small business success!

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About this startup guide

Like working outdoors? Love nature? Then a lawn care or landscaping business is your chance to rake in plenty of green, while doing something you enjoy. Whether it's just picking up a few residential yards to make some extra money, or contracting with commercial office parks or apartments for the big bucks, you can quickly be on your way to earning the income you desire.

Our guide is packed with practical, real-world instruction, tips and insider secrets for starting a lawn care or landscaping service. We’ll help you choose which business is best for you and walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to get started and start reaping the rewards, including:

  • How to target your market
  • What equipment you’ll need
  • How to hire and manage employees
  • Record-keeping and accounting
  • Where to find working capital
  • How to estimate jobs
  • And more

You'll also get pointers and words of wisdom from successful lawn care and landscaping business owners who’ve made their personal dreams of prospering in a business they love come true.

Startup costs are relatively low and there's practically no overhead. You can set up your office in your own home and make your own schedule—you devote as little or as much time to the business as you’d like. And once you invest in the necessary tools of the trade, you’re ready to go! Order your guide today, and start reaping the rewards.

Excerpt from this guide

Chapter 1

The Green, Green Grass Of Home

When you think back to the long, lazy summers of your youth, chances are your recollections are full of achingly nostalgic memories like an oversized tire swing under a big shady tree. Tall frosty glasses of lemonade wreathed in pearls of moisture. Crickets and tree frogs throatily singing their sweet night song. And the high-pitched whine of lawn mowers carrying on the warm summer breeze.

If you’re like a lot of people, you were trudging along behind one of those mowers back then, pushing with all your might and sweating profusely, just so you could make a few bucks to buy some baseball cards or a really cool bike. You may have occasionally mowed down a few pansies or zebra-striped a lawn, but you sure were proud when the homeowner came to the door, surveyed your handiwork, and forked over the agreed-upon fee.

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