Well its the season to make money getting those yards in shape and looking good. The home is a temple and keeping that curb appeal up has opportunities on every corner!
Yard maintenance ideas to make money
- Mow grass
- Trim trees/plants
- Lay mulch
- Brush cleanup
- Grass edge trimming
- Sprinkler install/maintenance
- Weed / pest control
Lawn care tools
The cost for the proper lawn care tools can add up, but you do not have to have the most expensive to start out. A simple mower, trimmer and edger to get going can go a long way. Sure having a truck and trailer is nice, but even a van would work ok. Here is a nice article on the basic lawn care equipment for any great green thumb!
My yard care business opinion to make the most money
As with most work opportunities none is turned down, but concentrating on upper scale housing developments works best. The work is in one general area and the home owners can afford to pay someone else to do the work.
I once worked for a high end home builder and made more money doing side landscape jobs for the new house owners. The builder was happy we took up the task and even let us use their truck when needed.
Getting the word out on what you do
Having a website is ok, but probably not going to get you steady customers. Having business cards and flyers to pass out in these home subdivisions can be the key to make money in the future! Also just getting into a neighborhood and being noticed by the other home owners can help you make future sales.
Putting a snazzy name on your vehicle is also good, but please make the contact info big enough to read. Have seen this mistake make too many times!
Franchise Lawn care
Also here is an example of the many lawn care franchise opportunities if you would like to go that route! Getting started with a well known name and company structure will cost more, but might be the right choice for you. It’s all about doing your happy lawn homework right!
Good luck with your summer ideas to make money….