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Whats more profitable irrigation or weed control?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kswiney, Jan 31, 2014.


whats more profitable irrigation or weed control?

  1. Weed control/pre-emergents

    5 vote(s)
  2. Irrigation/Sprinklers new construction

    0 vote(s)
  3. Irrigation/Sprinklers repair

    4 vote(s)
  4. Your Choice of add on.

    0 vote(s)
  1. kswiney

    kswiney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    We are currently looking at taking the next step in the direction of add on business. I was wondering what is more profitable irrigation or weed control. We want to add both services soon however as you all know time is limited. At a glance it appears both are similar in terms of startup costs. Thank you for your thoughts and opinions.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2014
  2. Chamber143

    Chamber143 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    I personally hate irrigation. There is some good money in it, but in our area with the economy the way it is they don't sell well. But people looking for weed control and fertilization are everywhere.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,465

    In Texas irrigation repair rules. In our city all big properties will have to be inspected for water loss. Third party will do the inspection.
  4. kswiney

    kswiney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    Thank you both for your replies. It is a bit easier to get a license for weed control as well. Chamber can you recommend spray equipment. Also Ed do you have to have a license for irrigation repair?
  5. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    weed control, customer doesn't know you're spraying water
  6. One Cut Away

    One Cut Away LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    LOL That's funny!

    In Florida with all the heat, hands down for us it's irrigation repairs. Control the water and you control the job. Most of the time anyway. And with turf spraying - we have the heat to contend with as well. Some tech decides to put down some Image in 90 degree heat - and uh oh.
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,360

    In FL you have to consider the cost and effort in attaining those licenses or in my case what percentage and volume I can get with referrals and subs.
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