Lawn/Landscaping / Lawn Biz Landscaping
A new owner has to be organized and should have enough money or working capital for three to five months.
To be successful in this industry, owners need basic industry knowledge and strong business skills. They need to be prepared for vigorous competition. Because the industry utilizes low-paid, relatively unskilled workers, access to labor is a serious issue. Many business owners participate in the H2B guest worker program. Immigration reform is a key issue for the industry.
Business owners can benefit greatly by participating in industry trade associations, especially the Professional Landcare Network, which offers extensive training and certification through its Landscape Industry Certified program.
Types of grass and seasons can impact labor and equipment costs as well as maintenance.
At the core, the business is a logistics business trucks and fuel...control those costs and you can really impact the bottom line. Certain regions have seasonal dynamics that drive stronger profits.
Important for the seller to stay on to properly transition the accounts. Customers typically will stay on unless services are impacted.