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what else to add to a lawn business

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeff_0, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Messages: 401

    other then mowing, fertilizing, aerating, dethatching, overseeding, seeding. What else should be added to make a good profit. I was thinking of hydroseeding or irrigation
  2. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Don't forget irrigation repairs. Holiday lighting is one I'm looking into.
  3. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Escort service. Just kidding. How about snow removal?
  4. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    what is topdressing?
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    topdressing is adding soil on top of the grass. e.g. we do it here for low level spots.

    also add tree trimming, hedge trimming. green steel edging at atleast $2 linear foot.

    irrigation rain sensors and freeze sensors.
  6. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Messages: 313

    How about pruning and mulch, what about planting?
  7. moneyman

    moneyman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    rototilling , I like the holiday lighting idea
  8. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    here is what I offer:
    mowing edging weed eating, blowing - basic
    shrub trimming and removal deluxe
    weed pulling and spraying premium

    yard clean up
    irrigation repair
    sodding including grading and roto tilling for prep

    I find that sodding is the hardest work but also the most profitable. The soil prep and amendments certainly add up. And people are happy to pay when they see how much work it is.

    After that my fall and spring clean ups are the most profitable. I give them a price for the job which includes a $75 dump fee. So I get paid to take it away too. Some people complain about that and just want it left at the curb, but I explain that it has to be in 2 foot sections or no pick up and the time to do that is way more than $75. No problems after that.
  9. EZTarget

    EZTarget LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    hate to change topic but how deep can you do this down here on st augustine? i have a low spot in my yard that in some places would probably be 4inches deep to level it out right. dont want to kill it cause it is starting to really grow now.
  10. Firstclasslawn

    Firstclasslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    Ok here it goes-----Holiday Lights, aquascapes, Hardscapes, Landscaping, Thompsons fence preservation, Winter Grass, sprinkler repair, oh and also driveway sealing, its easy and inexpensive

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