Originally Posted by Roger
Mowing grass requires no skill, no training, no special education, and the startup costs are very low. Or, stated differently, nearly ANYBODY can do the work, and your business offers nothing unique to the marketplace. You are just one of many doing the same thing. A high failure rate is almost certain with these factors.
Providing professional lawn care is certainly a skilled position and not just anyone can do it. Lot's of people think they can do it. His business can offer a higher level of service than it's competitors.
There is lot's of training, you can be pesticide licensed, have a turf grass management degree. I take pride in my business work and consider it a craft.