I have been in this business for more than seven years. I saw it when I was little and have seen it grow exponentially! According to various sources, the landscaping industry has seen an incredible 1000% increase in its growth over the last 10 years. Additionally, residential homeowners, as well as commercial and professional business owners, spend more than $ 1 billion each season on this service and its associated products. And since the landscaping industry is so versatile, this may very well be the perfect “add-on” service for your current business. It is also the perfect business that can generate you enough in 8 months so that you can take the rest of the year off or run another seasonal business during the other 4 months of the year.
As a general rule of thumb, the gardening season begins in the spring with a primary focus on commercial properties. This is when you will start looking for potential clients and begin your work. The season ends in mid to late fall when the grass stops growing in your customers’ homes and businesses.
Landscaping companies can earn more than $ 500 per day for work equipment during the season. Well-organized installation teams can earn more than $ 1000 per day. It’s also not uncommon for landscapers to earn more than $ 1,500 in a single day when doing work on larger residential and commercial jobs. I recently managed to get a landscaping contract with a local church. The quote I gave was for $ 1,300. My equipment costs were minimal and I paid my 2 employees $ 120 each. Do the math. By the end of the job, I had over $ 1000 of cash profit in my back pocket and a big smile on my face!
A smaller landscaping business can easily expect to make more than $ 20,000 in its first year, as long as it has a solid business plan. Try to start with the end in mind. I know of many mid-sized landscaping companies that make $ 100 to $ 150,000 each year between spring and fall! There is a lot of money to be made in this industry. You are providing an essential service that people will use month after month and year after year.
The landscaping industry is the perfect match for seasonal businesses such as holiday light installers, construction workers, window cleaners, scrap removal services, painters, roofers, and framing. The main thing that attracted me to this industry is the fact that this business is extremely low risk. I have been able to use my current customer database to create leads and obtain contracts. In the winter, I run a Christmas lights installation business and have been able to retain my employees for this season, while in recent years I had to fire them and often they never came back because they found another job! This business changed that!
The landscaping industry is one of the fastest growing service industries in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom! Every year the demand for this service increases. For whatever reason, everyone wants to have a more attractive lawn than their neighbors. In a recent study, it was shown that what people despise most about owning a home is the pain of lawn care. People want a beautiful property without the hassle of mowing their own lawn. This is where money comes in and withdraws!
This wonderful business opportunity is now more popular than ever and you are part of it! The biggest benefit you have is that you are starting now. It’s here and you went into the ground floor at the beginning. That means there is a lot of room to grow. There is also room for small business owners, like you, to make big money in a short amount of time. It’s going to be some work, but once you start rolling, you’ll look back and think that taking the first step was the best decision you could have made.