Whether your planning on mowing a few yards on the side as a means to earn extra income, or your planning on becoming the next authority in your areas Green Industry, understanding the basics on how to get started is very important. Though not rocket science, there are several things that are important to consider and practice when just starting a commercial lawn care business.

EvergreenLawns.com understands what’s it’s like to be a lawn maintenance company just starting out in the green industry. Having gone from a single employee working out of a personal truck and pulling a trailer, to multiple crews and 6 figure sales in just 4 short years. When we started out we serviced only residential accounts but quickly learned that if you want to keep employees on the payroll year round we would need commercial accounts. By the end of year four we were 98% commercial with year round annual contracts.

Below are some tips and tricks we learned the hard way. Though not meant to be a lesson on how to run a lawn care business, it may offer some information that you might not have thought about prior to starting a small lawn care and landscaping company.

As this website is basically a hobby, please be patient as we add additional content to the website. If you come across a link that is not yet active, try again in a few days as we may have been able to get that page uploaded.

Please Note: The following information is relavent to lawn care and landscaping companies operating within the State of Texas only as license requirements, plant and grass types, equipment distributors, and fees differ from state to state. Being from Texas and operating a commercial lawn maintenance business within the State of Texas, this is the area of the country that we are the most familiar with. Although the lawn care tips and tricks provided on this website can be useful in other areas of the country as well.

 

 For those of you who may be thinking about getting into the Green Industry, we have several tips on starting a lawn care business.  Although we learned the hard way, that doesn’t mean you have to as well.  Our Lawn Care Business Tips include:

Includes a ten thousand foot view of the first things you need to do to consider yourself officially open for business.  Things such as Assumed Name Certificates, Banking Accounts and much more.

We all hate to pay sales tax, but regrettably it is a fact of life.  I will show you the actual state law regarding sales tax and lawn care business, as well as where to register your business online.  It’s fast, convient and it’s  the law.

From door hangers to the yellow pages, there are endless possibilites to getting your name out there.  And that is what lawn care advertising is basically about.  Just getting your name stuck in the heads of the people who need your services.

Whether your a new startup company, or you’ve been in business for years.  There are some opportunities out there to be able to offer financing options for your customers.  Though you could go the long route and try to get something worked out with your local bank, I’ll pass along a trick to being able to offer your landscape customers financing options without ever passing through a banks doors.

Here you will perhaps find some useful information on pricing your lawn care, landscaping and irrigation jobs. There are several factors that go into estimating your jobs that you may not have thought about.

 

These are just a few of the subject we will be discussing here.  As time permits, I will be uploading additional information and tools to help make your lawn care business startup a little smoother.  Things such as sample Lawn Care Contracts, spread sheets for determining what you should be bidding on jobs and some detailed descriptions on commercial lawn care bids.

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