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StartALawnCareBusiness
11-15-2007, 12:21 PM
Drought causes nursery bankruptcy. (http://www.cbs46.com/news/14594338/detail.html?rss=lnta&psp=news)

Anyone near Atlanta knows the severe drought Georgia has suffered through this year. In addition to a tremendous lack of rain, water restrictions have kept homeowners from watering their lawns. I bet a lot of smaller lawn care businesses have packed it in and quit. Diversification is the key in a year like this.

I was thinking though, bad news for weaker lawn care companies is great news for stronger lawn care companies. If a lot of guys packed it in this year, there will be less competition and a surplus of customers next year.

If you're in one of those drought areas, think seriously about gearing up this winter. I predict 2008 will be a boom year for lawn care in many areas around the country.

Keith

Steve
11-15-2007, 12:40 PM
Keith, great story.

Now wouldn't this be a time to start thinking about xeriscapes?

http://xeriscape.org/images/zeroscaperocks.jpg

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