Thinking about adding another service???

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by southtx, May 10, 2006.

  1. southtx

    southtx LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    Ok Im sure that alot of you guys and girls out there already do this so yall can fill me in on weather it is worth it or not.. I was mowing some lawns the other day and I would notice at every home there were empty beds. Alot of the clients I have are to busy or to old to plant any type of flowers. So I was thinking about trying to sell flats of flowers. I would charge by the flat with a min. number of flats....I would also come in and plant certain plants with the season in mind (WINTER, SPRING,SUMMER ETC..) I would offer more then one type,color,and sizes I already have a couple of nurserys in mind on where to buy them at and I have space at my house where to store them. I just need to know if it would be worth it or not. I mean it cant hurt to try right. Let me know what yall think any information will help thanks!!!!
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,207

    That will only work if they have irrigation and they pay you to maintain the flowers. I do all our flowers at commericial properties in Austin and there is a lot more to it than just dropping them into the ground. There are bugs, disease, water(not enough/too much), clipping off the dead buds, and more. We don't make a dine off flowers and we charge $25/flat so charge more if you are going to get into the business. I did a few for residential that we didn't mow and weeds come up in the beds so that is another consideration, you need to use pre-m. Good luck just charge enough!!
  3. southtx

    southtx LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    Thank I didnt really think about the weeds and bugs but the other items did croos my mind. Ill keep thinking about it...thanks

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