Moving from lawn care to landscaper

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TropicalBreeze, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. TropicalBreeze

    TropicalBreeze LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Although new to the business and staying with lawn care/maintenance to keep the money flowing in. I want to move to more of a landscaping mode. I'm interested in getting to a point where I can sub contract work out, for example; walls, ponds, sodding, lighting etc.
    Is this an easy transition? What's the best way to find sub contractors?
    Any info would greatly help.
  2. jalawn

    jalawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    DON'T!!!! Do it yourself. There is no one as competent as yourself! Take classes or read books, but learn everything yourself, or temporarily partner with someone else. I was going to do the exact same thing this year, but my sub-contractor blew royally. I found that I could make so much more doing it myself, and everything looked so much better. It was hard trying to explain to unsatisfied clients, that I picked a bad contractor. If you don't have the man power, hire. I think others will second me.

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