Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by KenFred, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. KenFred

    KenFred LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2

    I am thinking of getting back into landscaping. I had my own company, which paid for my college. Now that I have worked in an office for about 6 years I am getting the itch again.

    I just want to get some small paver or reterntion walls jobs for the weekends.

    How would you suggest I advertise for these jobs?:confused:
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Can't beat word of mouth. It's as cheap as it gets.:D

    If you just want an "on the side" job, I'd probably start out by knocking on doors or using door hangers initially. Target the neighborhoods you want to get into. No sense taking out an ad in the paper that may or may not get you a return. If possible, take along pictures of work that you have done, so if anyone is interested you can show them what you have done.

    One piece of advice- if you are only wanting to do this as a "side" job, and not wanting to get into it full time, PLEASE, for our sake (and really for yours too), price it like you were in it for real. Get yourself insurance too. If you start out lowballing, you will have that reputation for a long time. Lowballers that have no overhead because they are not in it for real really deserve to be shot! Don't take that the wrong way though!:)

    Good luck with it, and don't be afraid to come back here and ask ???'s.

  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi KenFred,

    Maybe you can contact some local companies that could use you as a sub-contractor?

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