Landscaping business or lawn care is one of the most lucrative
businesses. This green business also allows you to operate
from home with a small startup capital.
Proficient knowledge with a good communication skill is must in this
business. The demand for landscape is rapidly increasing. Residential
house owners and business houses can be your potential clients. You
will find 5 different types of landscaping business services. You can
initiate a full-fledged landscaping company with services accumulated.
Skill Required For Landscaping Business: You must have some basic
skills in starting this business. Knowledge of machines and tools,
including their designs, repair, and maintenance is important.
Business and management principles involved in planning, resource
allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique,
production methods, and coordination of people and resources
are the basic requirement.
Giving full attention to your customers, taking the time to
understand the points being made, asking questions as
appropriate, basic communication skills needed in this business.
Tools & Equipment For Landscaping Business: Basic landscaping
tools to the specific service you are offering, select tools
and equipment carefully.
Lawn Mowers: Manual, electric, battery, or gas-powered lawn
cutters are pushed or ridden, self-propelled, or hand-propelled.
Most can bag clippings. Get a 21-inch gas-powered mower for the
average yard. Yards bigger than ¼-acre may need a riding mower,
to save time. A push-type reel mower is a good green choice.
Trimmers & Edgers: Have trimmers and edgers including gas and
electric trimmers, hedge trimmers, and weed eaters. Includes versatile
power heads for use with a trimmer attachments, brush cutters for
clearing rough grass, thickets, shrubs, and thick undergrowth.
Pressure Washers: Pressure washer makes short work of
tough cleaning jobs and solves other problems such as removing
flaking. It comes in different sizes. Select the right machine.
Chainsaws & Pole Saws: These gas or electric saws have sharp teeth
that revolve on a chain. For cutting wood, downed tree limbs, trees and
branches. It takes practice to use safely, get pointers before revving
up. You can try a 40 cc saw with a 16-inch blade for most yard work.
Leaf Blowers & Vacs: Leaf blowers are essential, time and labor-saving
cleanup tool for landscape maintenance. Leaf blowers are efficient for
cleaning leaves, grass clippings and debris from driveways, parking
lots, sidewalks, sports arenas, parks and construction sites.
Tillers & Cultivators: A cultivator is good for loosening
the soil in an existing planting area, weeding the area
during the growing season and mixing compost into the soil.
A tiller is an option for heavier jobs. A tiller is a gasoline-powered
machine with a greater working width than that of a cultivator.
Snow Removal: If you are initiating the business in a cold climatic zone,
then you must have snow removal equipment. Select a specific
snow removal tool for your landscaping business.