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Old 08-15-2012, 04:25 PM
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Lawn maintenance or landscaping?

Do you think that it would be wise to only offer maintenance services such as lawn cutting, sprinklers, chemicals, pruning, etc? I'm tired of the headaches associated with landscaping work.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:30 PM
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i consider maintenance just mowing. Irrigation/mulching/pruning/planting= landscaping

i offer both for a few reasons. i dont want another lawn/landscape company working on my customers yard. your letting money that can go in your packet go to your competitor.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:48 PM
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I don't want anybody else on my property so I offer year round full service lawn maintenance and landscaping. What headaches are you refering to?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:06 PM
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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.

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:42 AM
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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.

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I'm in the same boat, we have offered specialty services only such as irrigation, lighting and construction. But nest year we will be adding maintenance, not only for the regular source of revenue, but also to keep us as the only people on the property.
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