How to Start Your Own Landscaping Business

If you want to augment your income one option is starting your own landscaping business. This type of work is labor intensive but if you are willing to roll up your sleeves you can make a decent amount of money.

Purchasing Landscaping Equipment

You don’t need to purchase brand new equipment when just starting out. One of the most common mistakes people make when they are trying to get their landscaping business off the ground is buying brand new equipment. This equipment can put a serious dent in your savings and in some cases put you into debt! Go to pawn shops and 2nd hand hardware resellers to find bargains. These second-hand resellers typically have just about everything you need for your landscaping business you just need to shop around.

Get Licensed and Insured

If you are not licensed and insured to provide landscaping services you are opening yourself up to some pretty serious legal liabilities. After purchasing the landscaping equipment the next thing you have to do is make sure you have the necessary license and insurance.

Offering a Full Range of Landscaping Services

Cutting grass is one of the primary services a landscaping company provides but the amount of money you make from those services is somewhat limited. Something that you might consider doing is offering a full range of landscaping services. These services can include removal of leaves during autumn and cutting down of unwanted trees. Tree removal is one of the most lucrative services a landscaping company can offer and it is relatively simple to do when you have the right tools for the job.

You will need to familiarize yourself with landscaping best practices including the right types of products to use when trying to remove weeds etc. But if you are willing to do the work, you can make a good living offering these landscaping services.