View Full Version : Your biggest money maker.

05-25-2007, 09:33 PM
Just wondering what you guys consider your "biggest money maker?":cool2:

05-25-2007, 10:00 PM
My wife. She actually brings home a paycheck that pays some bills!

05-25-2007, 10:02 PM
My wife. She actually brings home a paycheck that pays some bills!

Same here. Without the surgar mamma, the bank would be knocking on the door.

Fairway Land & Lawn
05-25-2007, 11:23 PM
Agreed on the sugar momma......aside from that, Renovations and SOD!!!!

05-25-2007, 11:26 PM
Clean-ups, by far the most profitable for me when it comes to maintenance. I don't do much landscaping but seasonal color flowerbeds are very profitable for me too.

Drew Gemma
05-25-2007, 11:26 PM
mulching leaf clean ups mowing

KTO Enterprises
05-25-2007, 11:29 PM
Hands down is bush hogging

05-26-2007, 12:11 AM
aerations and dethatching.

05-26-2007, 12:13 AM
selling crack

05-26-2007, 12:19 AM
aeration and fert and pest applications

05-26-2007, 12:37 AM
bed renovations, clean-ups, sod

05-26-2007, 12:49 AM
selling crack

hahaha.... coke also

J&T Kiev
05-26-2007, 01:18 AM
Fertilize and pest applications, renovations and aeration.

05-26-2007, 03:46 AM
well im a full time pimp, part time landscaper. So my ho's bring in the big $$

05-26-2007, 03:51 AM
Christmas Lighting

05-26-2007, 03:55 AM
Grass cutting.

selling crack


05-26-2007, 06:07 AM
1 tree work
2 fall cleanups
3 mulch

05-26-2007, 10:24 AM
Wow, I am amazed that almost everybody on here has different answers. Mine would have to be landscaping but the jobs are sometimes hard to get. People see the price of stuff and think twice.

05-26-2007, 12:03 PM
Though I do very very little of it, cutting up and hauling away downed trees is my biggest $ maker.

Mulch is second. I also think aeration and dethatching are good $ makers but I did very little of those this year.

I wish I had my license and the know-how to apply pesticides and fertilizers, that's gotta be where a lot of money is at...

05-26-2007, 12:18 PM
My biggest money maker is my dashing good looks and my disarming smile... or mowing...

05-26-2007, 12:27 PM
Going door to door selling grass clippins, hands down.

05-26-2007, 12:29 PM
But really, mowing is 1st, then weeding/cleanups, then hedge trimming, gutter cleaning.

05-26-2007, 11:25 PM
Lawn Renovations,the least is brick/stone work

05-26-2007, 11:49 PM
mulch here

05-27-2007, 12:51 AM
Just wondering what you guys consider your "biggest money maker?":cool2:

Mowing a local cemetery. $200 and it takes two of us about 40 minutes, using two 60" ExMark mowers. It used to take 3-4 of us about 2 hours to do, mowing, weed-eating and all. Now, minimal weed-eating (herbicides sprayed around head-stones) and the right equipment.

05-27-2007, 01:14 AM
Ponds are hands down the most profitable job in the green industry.

05-27-2007, 02:33 AM
I think alot of money is to be made whenever a bobcat is needed. Other then that, everything else is petty cash.

05-27-2007, 08:11 AM
Sod, Clean-Ups, Mulching, Gutter Cleaning.. These make the most money for me... Plus my Other full-time job.

Garden Thyme
05-27-2007, 08:31 AM
Garden cleanups, hedge trimming and garden makeovers.

05-27-2007, 08:44 AM
By far its flower bed installations and clean outs that involve plenty of mulch. Right now mowing is simply paying for itself.

05-29-2007, 07:29 AM

05-29-2007, 02:33 PM
Just wondering, how much do you guys charge for sod and cleanout-mulch jobs. I haven't done any yet, but I do have a customer that wants an estimate. Thanks

05-29-2007, 02:58 PM
Mulching, edging, beds. and clean ups.
I get $95 a yard to mulch, and $1.50 ft. to edge. Clean ups go from $200 and up, depending on what needs to be done.

05-29-2007, 03:04 PM
Mulching, edging, beds. and clean ups.
I get $95 a yard to mulch, and $1.50 ft. to edge. Clean ups go from $200 and up, depending on what needs to be done.
Thanks for the info Budget.... what about sod jobs?

05-29-2007, 07:34 PM
kevinlane - Why dont you read other posts first before you start asking about how much to charge for what. You ruined this post

just my .02

05-29-2007, 07:57 PM
Selling Accounts and Equipment.

Matts lawn care
05-29-2007, 07:59 PM
mulching, cleanups, sod in that order

06-02-2007, 03:03 PM
lighting by far. doesnt even come close. A distant second is some 9 acre nursing homes I do that are a weekly all day stop. Low overhead and windshield time. Then sod and install work... then mowing then seasonal color work. I still have not found a way to be super profitable with seasonal color.

06-02-2007, 03:10 PM
New Landscape installs:
Especially trees/shrubs with bed edging and mulch/pine straw.

BushHogging does pays $80/hr. while sitting on my honkus.:laugh: