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I'm starting to get my plans together for my new venture. Wifey and I are packing up and moving. I plan to go full time, since cost of living is MUCH cheaper. I know the area pretty well and know lawn services are needed. Lawn care and landscaping can only go so far though. There is not a lot of profits in just mowing, but the side jobs are never consistent. I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket, I want to branch out and offer other services.

What do you guys do? What other services do you offer? I know SECT does a bunch, but do some of you have a crew that mow's and a crew that does powerwashing? I want to get some idea's so I can figure out what I want to do and how to advertise. I'm looking for input for consistent jobs...not ones where "once a year I haul my neighbors trash to the dump".


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I was once told "find some thing your good at and do alot of it" I have stuck to this advice and I plan to only off 3 services general lawn care (spring clean ups mowing, fall clean ups) Hardscapes, and tree work.
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I was once told "find some thing your good at and do alot of it" I have stuck to this advice and I plan to only off 3 services general lawn care (spring clean ups mowing, fall clean ups) Hardscapes, and tree work.
For tree work, you cut and haul away?
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Yep I will drop trees, chip the brush, take any pine to the dump and any hardwood I cut and split and then sell that.
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lawn care (mowing,clean ups,mulch,shrubs,plantings,)
Pressure washing
Gutter Cleaning and Installation
Roof Cleaning
Sealcoating
Chimney sweeping
Snow Removal
Junk Removal
Skid Steer Service
Custom Fences
Decks, Patios, Walkways, Gravel Driveways, Retaining walls
Some tree work
For the right price ill beat up your neighbor. I would actually sub this out to teenagers. They dont go to jail.
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I was once told "find some thing your good at and do alot of it" I have stuck to this advice and I plan to only off 3 services general lawn care (spring clean ups mowing, fall clean ups) Hardscapes, and tree work.
I second that. Branching out too much can hurt you sometimes. Additional services that go together or are somewhat linked is ok, but some things just don't go together. One service I offered in Alaska was pet waste removal. Very lucrative in the spring but smelly.
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I second that. Branching out too much can hurt you sometimes. Additional services that go together or are somewhat linked is ok, but some things just don't go together. One service I offered in Alaska was pet waste removal. Very lucrative in the spring but smelly.
I agree with you, there are some things that are out of the question. No home improvements or anthing else I have to pull a permit for. Fences would be a no go.

I was thinking power washing or something to spruce up the house.


Any others have input???
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Gutter cleaning, annual planting, mulching, landscape debris removal are a few I can think of.
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We added window washing for this year...Seems like it's getting some attention already...
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