Make Money With a Lawn Care Business
Lawn Care Business Owners are often faced with the problem of making money during the winter months. As lawn grasses enter dormancy during the cold months, steady income has a tendency to thin until warmer weather spurs spring greening.
Although “steady” income might subside, potential income remains as high as ever during December.
In fact, lawn care companies that aggressively market their off-season services often find themselves making more money in December than they make during some of the warmer grass cutting months. Though leaf raking and gutter cleaning are standard late season lawn care money makers, December is RIPE with other non-traditional jobs that lawn care companies are primed for.
We are seeing ever increasing numbers of customers willing to pay to have their outdoor Christmas decorations professionally installed. Lawn care companies with the ability to hang lights & wreaths, install outdoor spot lights, right Christmas trees, and then remove all these decorations after the holidays are finding themselves with tremendous potential income during December.
Christmas decoration installation is not the only off-season money making job that lawn care businesses can perform to make additional income during the winter months. The “Start A Lawn Care Business” guidebook and computer estimating software details many other lawn care jobs that a lawn care company can offer their customers.
To learn more about how to make money during the winter months, visit the website below and consider purchasing their low-priced lawn care business guidebook.
As we move into the end of summer and the autumn months begin, leaf raking will push grass mowing aside as the leading money maker for many lawn care businesses.
While leaf raking can make you a tremendous amount of money during September, October, and November, you need to know how to properly price your leaf raking jobs. Under-estimating is a common problem with new lawn care companies. Under-estimation costs you money. It’s smart to learn proper leaf raking estimation techniques.
Size of the lawn to be raked:
It should go without saying that the size of the lawn to be raked is of primary importance. Given similar working conditions, a smaller yard will take less time to rake than a large sprawling estate. Know the size of the lawn and estimate your price projection based on a “per square foot” cost calculation.
Depth of the leaves to be raked:
The volume of leaves often overwhelm new lawn care business owners. A small yard with deep leaves can take hours to properly clean. If you don’t properly calculate the depth of the leaves you can find yourself losing money as you are knee deep in a yard full of fallen leaves.
Moisture content of the leaves in a yard:
Wet leaves are MUCH harder to clear than dry leaves. Dry leaves can be blown with a backpack leaf blower or “wind-rowed” with a lawn mower. Wet leaves, on the other hand, must be raked and gathered almost entirely by hand. A lawn full of wet compacted leaves can easily take twice as long to clean as a yard full of dry leaves.
If you want to make money this year raking leaves, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the “Start A Lawn Care Business” training course. Within the content of the program there is a GREAT guide to making money raking leaves. This includes a pricing guide as well as a “what to look out for” guide of the common problems associated with raking customers leaves.
The entire business course is less than $50 and can be purchased from the following website: