If you are starting a lawn care business in the near future, you are probably already thinking about how much commercial lawn equipment to buy and how much money it will cost. After you buy the equipment, you have to consider maintenance, a truck and a lawn care equipment trailer to haul it around, and insurance on your commercial grass cutting rig.
While I normally write about traditional methods of financing landscaping equipment, today I am advancing an idea that won’t be suited to many lawn care companies. If you are looking to start a zero-cost lawn care business, this idea might be suited for your business.
A few years after becoming established in the green industry, I was servicing my lawn clients in a subdivision. I had several clients on one street. Stops with several houses are always good because you only have to unload your equipment once and drive time is minimized.
On my way into this subdivision one day, I noticed a teenager walking the street with a red gasoline container. Several minutes later, as I finised my first my first lawn, the teen was mowing a small yard across the street with a small push, residential lawn mower. Since he hadn’t had a lawn mower with him before, I assumed he was mowing his own lawn.
Later that morning, as I was exiting the subdivision I saw the same kid on a different yard. This time, he was cutting the grass with a riding lawn mower. Intrigued, I turned my truck and trailer around and visited the house where I first saw him mowing.
The homeowner told me that the kid did not have his own equipment. He carries his own gasoline and uses the homeowner’s lawn mowers. The homeowner told me that they didn’t have a string trimmer and hired my landscaping company to stop by while I was doing the other lawns to trim and blow grass off the driveway and sidewalk with my backpack leaf blower.
If you don’t have money to start your own lawn care business and you don’t have any equipment of your own, there is always the potential of using homeowners’ lawn and garden equipment to start your business, earn money, and eventually purchase your own commercial lawn care equipment.
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