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Starting Your Lawn Care Franchise

Starting Your Lawn Care Franchise

By on May 19, 2015 in Franchising | 0 comments

Many young pre-teens have earned money during summers off by mowing lawns. Even more of the earn an allowance by mowing the family lawn. It is only the most enterprising that build this pocket money enterprise into an actual profession. There are probably local lawn care companies in your area, but what you may not know is that there are also lawn care franchises in the UK. Whether you wish to start your own lawn care franchise or purchase into an existing one, here are some pointers that will help to make your business run more smoothly and create more profit. Depth of Service If you are considering starting your own lawn care franchise, you’ll need to decide the depth of service you wish to provide. Generally, if you want people to call you instead of the neighbor’s kid to mow the lawn, edge, and run the weed eater, you’ll have to offer service a little more specialized. For example, you may need to study treatment options for various lawn diseases and pests. As a lawn care professional, you will need to be able to troubleshoot and determine why a particular lawn is not doing well. It could be because of pests, disease, or traffic. You will then need to propose a solution to the problem. The neighborhood kids usually are not certified to apply pesticide to kill grub worms, but, are you? As a professional, you’ll need to get the training necessary to apply whatever chemicals the lawn needs. Another facet of your service may be tree pruning. Don’t undertake this dimension without proper training, because you don’t want to pay for ruining someone’s specimen tree. This may be a service you should consider, though because most people who hire lawn services want someone who can take care of the entire landscape. Business Sense Some people are born entrepreneurs. They have a way with people and have no trouble building up a customer base, and they have the mechanical sills to do the job right the first time. They also are good with time and money management Unfortunately, most people are good at one or the other of those skills, but not all three. They can either do...

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