The term “commercial lawn service” is somewhat of a misnomer in today’s world. Generally-speaking, most lawn services are more likely to be landscaping/yard care companies which do a number of jobs on your property including lawn mowing, edging, fertilizing, trimming, and planting. If you seek commercial mowers, our first suggestion to you is to determine, in your own mind, exactly what it is you want accomplished. Once you have done that, you can decide what your budget is, and then get referrals and hire the right commercial lawn service for your situation.
If you are considering starting a commercial lawn service, you will need to determine your specialty. Are you going to be an “all or nothing” type of company, or are you going to specialize in, say, acreage mowning?
Let’s look at a number of these factors.
What exactly are you looking for?
If you have a residential home and you are simply looking for someone to cut your lawn every other week, your search will be an easy one. If you are looking for professional yard care, your search will be more difficult. Bob’s teenage son can cut your lawn, so scenario #1 is taken care of. Scenario #2 will require you to do a little research.
What is your budget?
Bob’s teenage son will probably mow your lawn from $20. ABC Lawn Maintenance will charge you buy the square foot plus difficulty plus other related jobs, and it could easily cost you $100 every single time ABC pulls up to your curb. If you are looking for commercial tractor mowing services, you are looking at one price spectrum. If you are looking for field mowing services or lot clearing, you will be looking at another price range. You need to sit down and decide what it is you can afford. As stated earlier, the price range can be from $20 to $250 or more, dependent upon what is needed.
Find the best company for your needs and your budget
Ask around! Ask HOAs who does the commercial lawn service for their HOA services. Ask other businesses for referrals. For big jobs, ask the Chamber of Commerce members for suggestions. Good news travels quickly, as does bad news. It will not take you long to gather a list of qualified names for your job.
And if you are looking to start a commercial lawn service?
Understand that equipment will be your #1 expense, and it is a considerable expense. A quality commercial lawn mower will cost you several hundred dollars. A tractor mower can cost you several thousands of dollars. You will need liability insurance on top of the expense for equipment. Toss in other start-up costs and you can easily sink ten-thousand dollars into your business before you ever cut a lawn, and since this is a highly-competitive business, it may take some time before you find your first customer.
Without a doubt you will have other questions we did not handle in this article. If so you can give us a call at Keith’s Tractor Mowing in Fort Worth, Texas. Our reputation around the Fort Worth area is spotless, and our experience is just what you need to answer any questions you might have. One of the few tractor mowing companies that carries $1,000,000 liability insurance. Call us at (817) 991-4318.