Additional Services

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chris W, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Chris W

    Chris W LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 26

    What additional services does everyone offer such as... Aeration,Rolling etc...

    Which ones have proven most profitable with the least investment?
     
  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    We do many, but some of the most profitable besides mowing are
    Snow plowing
    Salting (ice management)
    Bushhogging
    Mulch apps
    Lawn installations
    Fertilizing
    Spring/Fall clean-ups
    Lanscape installs
     
  3. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    Oops, least invests bottom 5
     
  4. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 952

    Most profitable, least invest ment would be. rent equipment for the service y ou want to provide. for example, if you want to offer aeration. rent for 65.oo day make that back on the average residental lawn do five or six a day you can add some numbers to your bottom line. This worked out so well for us we purchased our own areator and seeder.
     
  5. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,933

    Aeration is a big money maker because most people who cut their own lawn won't tackle this job. Like someone posted , rent one for $65 for the day and book multiple jobs for the day. I charge $65 for each 1/4 acre lawn in my area so the first job pays the rent. Combine this with seeding, starter fert., and lime and I can get $200 to $250 .
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Turf Inspection
    Soil Testing
    Fert
    Weed Control
    Aerating
    Power Raking
    Overseeding
    Clean-ups (Spring & Fall)
    Tree Prunning (small)
    Hedge Trimming
    Flowerbed Maintenance
    York Raking
    Snow Plowing
    Ice Control

    and...

    Tarrot Card Reading
    Brain Surgery
    NASA Shuttle Pilot
     
  7. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    Just about everything we can:

    pavers
    Landscape installs
    Pond intsalls
    mulch
    spring/fall clean-ups
    fert/pesticide
    over seeding
    sod
    aerating
    etc.......
     
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

  9. just Cuts

    just Cuts LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 130

    We provide: Clean-ups,Bed maintenance,landscapes,Lawn maintenance,mulching,Sprinkler systems/ blow out/ start up,thatching and aeration.
     
  10. Yard Perfect

    Yard Perfect LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    .......................adding to the above with minimal investment ($600 - $1200) I do a lot of power washing of driveways, sidewalks, patios - I don't do roofs because of potential for damage.

    Dave
     

Share This Page