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What You'll Need For Starting Your Own Landscaping Business

What You
Posted By: Dixie Somers on August 17, 2021

One of the businesses that you can start if you enjoy working outdoors is landscaping. If you are someone who likes activities such as trimming bushes, picking up debris, and serving your local community, then landscaping can provide you with a great opportunity to start a business. When it comes to starting a landscaping business, there are some things that you will need to keep in mind so that you can put yourself in position to succeed. As an aspiring landscaping business owner, you will need to consider the capital required to get started, the equipment necessary to run your business, and how to get customers. Once you evaluate these things, you will then be able to take the necessary steps to build a successful landscaping business.

Capital Requirements



When you are looking to start up a landscaping business, you will first need to know the amount of capital required to get the business up and running. You will need to factor in the cost of business licenses, insurance, bonds, equipment, and vehicles. In most cases, you can start up a landscaping business for under $10,000. As a result, this is one of the least expensive businesses that you can start.

Getting Bonded and Insured



Since you are working with people and property owners as a professional, it is important to get licensed, bonded, and insured. While landscaping may not be as risky as plumbing or electrical contracting, you are still responsible for maintaining someone else’s property.



As a result, getting the necessary licenses, bonds, and insurance will protect you from any liability in case something goes wrong while you are working with a customer.

Equipment Required



Whenever you start up a landscaping business, you will need certain equipment to operate. Some of this equipment will include lawnmowers, leaf blowers, rakes, scissors, weed cutters, and a chainsaw. You may also need an equipment trailer in order to store all of these items at the back of your truck. This trailer gives you the extra space you need in order to carry all of the essential equipment for your landscaping business.

What Fees to Charge



Once you begin your landscaping business, you will need to decide on how much to charge for the services you provide. The fees for your landscaping business will usually depend on the kind of job you are asked to complete. In some cases you will charge between $50 and $150 per week for simple yard work. For larger projects such as installing concrete fixtures and planting trees, you will likely charge up to $5,000. What you charge is not what you make. You charge fees that cover your overhead expenses and what you plan on making as a profit after all expenses are paid.

Starting a landscaping business can be one of the most satisfying endeavors that you can take as a business owner. However, like many other types of businesses, you will need to devote a lot of time and effort to make your business successful. It is important to provide excellent service at all times, ask for referrals, and come up with a solid marketing plan that gets you customers both online and offline. It also takes a team effort to succeed as a landscaper as well. Working with professionals such as marketing consultants, accountants, bookkeepers, financial planners, vendors, and laborers will all help you build a successful landscaping business.
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