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suggestions on services

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by G&Plawn, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. G&Plawn

    G&Plawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Im new to the business
    I offer all the basic services such as mowing, mulching, rakeing, trimming, hedges ( as a sideline ) gutter clean up, spring, fall clean up, and granular fertilization seeding. my question is are there any other services that i should offer as a startup. I m hopeing to catc some side business and maybe some people that want to switch services for what ever reason. I plan on offering a very professional services from aperance of the workers to the care i give the lawn. If there are any suggestions please let me know.
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    How much experience do you have working in lawn care and related jobs?
    It's best to start small and expand as you learn about the industry.
    If you try to do too much all at once, without having enough knowledge and skill, your work will only be mediocre.

    We started with mowing, then continued to build on that.

    As for fertilizing, does your state require licensing? This is not something you just jump into without having done some studying.
    At least we didn't anyway. We became licensed last year, and in fact we are still learning.
    Specialize in what you know best, and as you learn, then you can continue to add additional services.
  3. G&Plawn

    G&Plawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    thank you for the reply
    as far as i know there are no laws prohibateing the use of over the counter fertilizes with out a license in my state

    i have been reading as much as i can get my hands on about care nd up keep of different lawns relivant to my region and have been makeing contacts with all of the local green houses and lawn specialist to get advice on different grasses and fertilizers.
    again many thanks for all of the info

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