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Old 02-28-2014, 11:53 PM
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What services offer the most profit in lawn care?

Hi im starting up my own business and im wondering what services should i offer? Any response is cool with me as long as you know what your talking about. I should probably mention that at the time being its just me which i hope not to take too long before i can hire another hand but for now i need services that I can do by myself and generate the most profit. Thanks to whoever replies
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:06 AM
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I also do landscaping
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:45 AM
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most people agree fertilizer/pest applications make the most dough.

but you need a license and money to buy the product upfront.
so its usually not for someone just starting out.

it's easier to screw up and get the hang of for a new guy as well
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:54 AM
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The landscaping projects have make up a good bit of my overall profit .
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:01 AM
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For the basic services for me it was:
1. Fall Clean ups to include cutting down and servicing garden beds.
2. Sod repair or install if your able to pick up the sod from the facility yourself.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:03 AM
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Mulch/bed maintenance
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:22 PM
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good stuff i like the ideas im going to start looking into sod anymore suggestions??
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:55 PM
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It depends on what you're legally able to do based on state requirements.

I can't legally plant a flower without my states Landscape Contractor license. I can only mow.
Of course, I can apply pesticide, but I need a sate license for that (different that the contractors license).

So, depending on what you're actually able to do within your states requirements, mowing may be the best option. For me, I've made the most money with gravel installations. Removing mulch, installing gravel. But, again, my state requires a contractors license to do that.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:35 PM
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Mulching is great money, high mark ups and you can bang them out quickly.

Fertilizer and pesticides are the best money maker, but again, licenses are required. Don't mess around with chemicals you know nothing about. There are a lot of dipsh*ts that just burn the hell out of lawns with round up and high nitrogen apps on the hottest days of summer and come here asking how to fix it. The easiest fix is don't do something you don't know how to do in the first place.

Clean ups can be really profitable, and so can stonework. If you know nothing about stonework, take some votech or adult education masonry classes. Don't just watch YouTube videos. Most of those people have no idea what they're talking about.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:45 PM
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It depends on what you're legally able to do based on state requirements.

I can't legally plant a flower without my states Landscape Contractor license. I can only mow.
Of course, I can apply pesticide, but I need a sate license for that (different that the contractors license).

So, depending on what you're actually able to do within your states requirements, mowing may be the best option. For me, I've made the most money with gravel installations. Removing mulch, installing gravel. But, again, my state requires a contractors license to do that.
I think I remember it being relatively simple to get a Utah State contractors license… it was Nevada where it was a bear, or was it the other way around?
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