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Landscape Services or Lawn Care

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Martee, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Martee

    Martee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    starting this spring as new business owner and trying to decide which ending to use Landscape Services or Lawn care.
    I will be doing mowing, edging, trimming, blowing,weeding beds and light pruning . Will contract out fertilizing as I wont have a license for this.
    I want to know what you think of when you see each of them as what this person does. I feel that Landscape services tell them I do any services for your landscape and Lawn care only does mowing?????
    what are your thoughts
     
  2. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    This is a personal pet peeve for me. I consider landscaping, planting trees shrubs, building retaining walls, landscaping. I don't understand how mowing can be landscaping, you are not installing anything? I would saw that Lawn Care fits better than landscaping. But I think Lawn Maintenance would fit the best for what you are going to do.
     
  3. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Nothing pisses me off more when someone asks what I do and I tell them that I am a landscaper, and they say "oh, so you mow yards."
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    How about "Lawn & Land Care"? That is what we use btw...
     
  5. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    How about Property Maintenance or Outdoor Services?
     
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    How about Landscape Maintenance, Mowing is part of Ladscape maintenance just as much as mulching and pruning are. I personally use Lawn Care, but I've had the same name since I was 15, if I had to re do it I'd probably use Landcare or Lawnservice. I like the term lawn servise b/c it's cut and dry
     
  7. Landscape25

    Landscape25 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 199

    I would not limit it to lawns. I list landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance. I don't offer every landscaping service but I don't offer lawn service either. The worst you have to do is tell them you don't offer that service. Also you may want to expand later. Actually I don't have anything saying what I do in my business name, although I should have added landscaping. I figured when I advertised I would list the services. If I get a real website though, my business name is taken without the landscaping and I don't know how the domain names work legally as far as using your exact business name.
     
  8. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    My business name includes "lawn care" but every advertising piece I put out lists the other services I offer. If someone asks what I do, I tell them I'm a lawn jockey...j/k. I tell them I do lawn maintenance, this makes them realize I do more then just mowing.
     
  9. Martee

    Martee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I understand how this is a pet peeve for some thats why I am asking because I see lawn care as doing fertilizing and such and dont want to limit myself I like the Landscape maintenance but honestly have a hard time saying the word maintenance its a tongue thing for me. LOL
    I will do installs also if they want as long as they are small.
    I am getting a landscape contractors license. So I can do more, will also do irrigation stuff just need to find out what I have to do without a specific license.
     
  10. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Well when I was deciding my name, I was looking at doing most lawn maintenance....then I switched completely to landscaping. I picked the name ......Lawn and Landscape. It still works for me since I do 70% sodding.
     

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