I used to just do landscaping and Landscape maintenance without mowing. Though I find the work more rewarding, the income was too up and down.
This year I ventured into full grounds maintenance. The income stream is definitively better and only pulls me out 1.5 days a week. The rest of the week I dedicate to landscaping.
So, in a nutshell, landscaping pays better per hour over full commercial grounds work, but the ground work is steady income. A conundrum to say the least, but as long as I keep balance, I'll be OK.