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Hopper1124
12-19-2002, 07:05 AM
Hello
I am hoping someone can tell me how profitable the fertizing business is compared to mowing. I am considering going into the fertilizing business rather than mowing. I am educated and use to have a mowing and landscape business about 10 years ago.
Thank you

Tony Harrell
12-19-2002, 07:37 AM
I'm assuming you're going to offer more than just fert? If so, you'll need to get certified/licensed for your state first. After that, you'll need some spray equipment and some spreaders. Compared to mowing, I think it's more profitable. Compare the costs and needs of equipment compared to each other. Also, there aren't as many startups driving the price down. Lawn CARE is a year round business, lawn MOWING is seasonal unless you do it all, ie;leaves, snow etc... You can be successful just doing apps.

fblandscape
12-19-2002, 03:13 PM
Fertilization is MUCH more profitable than lawn mowing. One person should be able to bring in just as much revenue in a day of doing applications, as a 3 man mowing crew. If not more.