Start a Lawn Care Business

A successful self-employed landscaper offers advice on how to start a lawn care business, including suggestions for equipment, getting and keeping customers, and managing financial records.



man doing yardwork
The jobs tackled by a lawn service crew can be many and varied. The work that you'll be able to undertake will be determined both by your experience and by the amount of equipment that you can afford to purchase.
JIM CAMERON AND JEANNE MALMGREN
082-118-01
Lawn maintenance is a great home-based business: you can start small to earn a side income, and gradually move to full-time.
PHOTO: JIM CAMERON AND JEANNE MALMGREN
Man with Lawnmower
Be sure to wear protective clothing, even in the summer months: glasses to protect your eyes, insulated headphones to protect your ears, and wool socks and boots.
JIM CAMERON AND JEANNE MALMGREN
man trimming tree branches
If you decide to tackle tree work, be sure you have the proper equipment: extension ladders, long-handled loppers, a polesaw, a chain saw, and a safety harness.
JIM CAMERON AND JEANNE MALMGREN











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