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What kind of extra sercives do you offer?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Herrick, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Herrick

    Herrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    What kind of extra services do you offer for your customers other than mowing and trimming? I'm just getting started and don't really have the money to go out and buy hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of equipment. I am set up for firewood, something I've done for years. What else should I look at getting into for some extra $$$?
  2. dewos

    dewos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    Painting... You could get into painting exterier of houses or fences. Maybe power washing driveways or the such. Painting you just need a ladder and some extra insurance.
  3. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

    1)mulch is a great source of income and best of all you don't need any equipment. (cost of mulch)
    Leaf removal has been very profitable for me but you need at least a good backpack blower or a bagger. $500
    Hedge trimming is also a good add on service need a hedge trimmer $300
    Aeration (rent)
    Overseeding (rent)
    Detaching (rent)
    And the list goes on... add anything i missed.
  4. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Here's a list of some of the services we offer:
    - Tree Triming / Shrub Pruning
    - Spring / Fall Cleanups
    - Weed Control
    - Fertilization
    - Spider / Foundation Spraying
    - Aerating
    - Garden Tiling
    - Sprinkling System Repairs
    - Christmas Lighting Installs
    - Residential Snow Removal
  5. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    Power Washing
    Aerating (I'm getting into this this year, i'll let you know how it goes)
    Landscaping Installs
    Bush & Hedge Trimming (Big $$)
    Over Seeding
    Building Fences
    Light Construction
    Brush Cutting
    Small Tree Trimming
    Snow Removal (This is my first year offering this service and i have already made triple what i estimated, i get a lot of calls from my weekly lawn maintenance customers, also i'm right now just using a shovel i may get a snow blower next year)

  6. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    We do the usualls,
    Pine Straw
    Fert & Squirt
    Hedge Trimming
    General (Light) Landscaping
    Leaf Removal

    we are now adding Pressure Washing (see post http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=175249)

    Our plan for the company is to eventually be a one stop shop of most all of your property needs on the outside of your home. As we grow, we will get bigger into landscaping, hardscaping, fences, landscape lighting adn anything else that we can feasibly ad as we grow.
  7. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Let's see ........... hmmmmmm

    Commercial lawn maintnance
    Shrub & Hedge trimming & removal
    Retaining walls
    Water falls
    Tree pruning & Removal
    Lawn rolling,edging, thatching,core aerating
    Computer landscape design
    Spring & Fall cleanups
    Lawn installation & Renovation
    Fertilizer program
  8. Mowgli

    Mowgli LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    Here are some of the the services beside mowing:

    sod installation
    shrub trimming
    Spring/Fall leaves cleanup
    core aeration
    pressure washing
    interior /exterior painting
    ceramic tile installation (kitchen, bath, hallway...)
    linoleum/ hardwood floor refinish
    kitchen counter top/sink installation

    I'm thinking about adding Bikini Waxing onto my services :D :D
    What do you think i should charge? Per hour or maybe per visit. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  9. Herrick

    Herrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    I think that would depend on how good looking and how attached she was....
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  10. Dunlaps LawnCare

    Dunlaps LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Lawn Maintenance
    Power Washing
    Snow Removal

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