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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
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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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