01-25-2011, 12:14 AM
I've been in the landscape industry for 8 years now. I started out like most landscapers with mowing yards and over the years I tried to venture out into other areas of work like installs, excavation, tree work, etc. I've grown in those areas as far as jobs per year but at the end of the day I feel like my major money maker is mowing yards. Also I'm a small operation and I've found myself skipping mowing accounts to do an install where my profit margins are just not worth the time it takes. When compared to just mowing. So I guess my question to my fellow landscapers is, How many of you just mow? Do you make a good living just mowing? I'm beginning to think that just mowing lawns and doing small landscape maintenance jobs is bigger business then doing installs especially if you can get commercial, industrial, and municipal accounts. Any advice would be appreciated.