How to Start a Gardening Business

Are you tired of being stuck inside four walls and do you have green fingers? If the answer to these questions is yes then perhaps being a running a garden service is just the business for you. Hardly any experience is necessary though it does help if you have a passion for growing plants and spending time outside.

Gardeners perform many tasks, including watering, trimming, raking, digging, planting and leaf-blowing, to keep their customers’ homes and yards looking beautiful.

In a field with such high turnover, reliable performance at a fair rate will put you ahead of most of your competition. Your customer base will take root with word of mouth. Monthly maintenance schedules with clients keeps the bookkeeping relatively simple in a home-based gardening business.

Benefits of a Home-Based Gardener Business
With a mix of regular clients and the occasional one-time cleanup of unkempt properties, you can earn a steady and sustainable income

What You Need to Get Started
When you’re ready to launch your new business, you’ll need the following:
•Good physical health: You’ll need to be in excellent shape to handle the work. Prepare for the job by engaging in cardiovascular exercise and strength training.
•Marketing Materials: To get the word out about your business and attract your first customers, you’ll need some marketing materials, from a basic website to business cards.

•Basic lawn and garden equipment: You will often be expected to supply your own tools, including a shovel, rake, lawn mower, weed eater and trowel.