Starting a business of landscaping is an easy business to get started with. Most likely you will first just cut peoples lawns. It’s a straight forward business. Someone needs their lawn cut and you do it. It doesn’t take much talent to cut lawns. The cost of a lawn mower is affordable. The hard part is the sweat, working long hours in the sun on hot summer days. It’s a good part time business if you have time during normal work hours to cut a lawn or two. You will need to be healthy enough but an average person has the physical ability to run a lawn mower.
A landscaping business can lead to more jobs. Your customers will want their property cleaned up. They will need fertilizing of their lawn and pruning branches as well as other yard work. It can lead to other jobs if you are handy enough to do and willing such as panting and fixing. The opportunities are limited to your ability. Many people are looking for someone to do all kinds of odd jobs and even small construction. Landscaping can also lead to more involved landscaping work including design, planting trees and making rock gardens. Some outdoor landscaping jobs are quite large that can run thousands of dollars. Even 10’s of thousands for more wealthy homeowners and businesses. These type of jobs usually take knowledge and years experience so unless you have learned how to design and have become an expert in landscaping design keep it simple to what you know. Reading on the subject of lawn care will result in more jobs you can take. As your experience and knowledge grows you can do well with a landscaping business. If you don’t mind doing the work it can be a good business for you.
There are many that need someone to cut their lawn. Often older people or those that have heart conditions are unable to cut their lawns like they did for many years. Some people are just too busy or do not like to work up a sweat cutting their lawn and will hire another to do it for them. There is no shortage of customers, however many want someone to do it cheaply You will need to set a price that is worth your time, sweat and energy. Tell a prospect what you will charge for their size lawn. They will either say yes or no but set a price that you feel you will need to get for the work.