Where to find the best Equipment for your Lawn Care Business?

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Whether you’re already in the lawn care business or just thinking about starting your own venture, the first and foremost thing you need to consider is the equipment you need to do an array of jobs related to the lawn care and garden maintenance business. In this article, I will cover some of the best manufacturers and products to help you choose the right options for your job.

 

Advice for beginners is to be careful with the initial investment and buy second-hand equipment to offset the risk of failure and bankruptcy. Make realistic predictions about your annual profits and plan your equipment budget accordingly. Start small with only the basic tools and machines. Once you get into the nuts and bolts of the business, you will know what to buy next and the experience will teach you how much you can afford to spend in relation to your earnings.

 

The first item on your list is a LAWN MOWER. This is the machine that you use the most and it needs to serve you properly, so plan to spend the biggest amount of money on it. Depending on the size and type of the lawns you maintain (residential or commercial), there are 2 basic types of lawn mowers: walk-behind and riding mowers.

 

Walk-behind mowers are convenient if you maintain smaller lawns, up to one acre in size and if the surface of the lawn is pretty uneven. You can easily reach some less accessible parts and use it in cases when there are many different plants scattered around the lawn. Some of the best products in this category are:

 

 

Riding mowers are more professional and useful when maintaining large parcels, more than one acre in size. They are indispensable when mowing steep terrains and dealing with strong, more resilient weeds. This machine is very important in the lawn care industry and here are some of the best manufacturers for you to consider:

 

 

In order to make the right judgement about which product would be the best for your business – you need to take into consideration the size of the parcels you maintain, their shape and surface (flat or uneven/bumpy), the condition of weeds/grass, steepness of the terrain and whether they belong to a residential or commercial property.

 

In addition to lawn movers, you’d need a TRIMMER and an EDGER for strong weeds and finer touches. However, if you intend on saving some money, I suggest you buy a tool that combines these two functions in one powerful tool and some of the options are: 20V WORX GT 2.0 Grass Trimmer / Edger / Mini-Mower and a stronger version RYOBI 40V String Trimmer / Edger.

 

The costlier and better quality LEAF BLOWER/VACUUM machines are those produced by Sthil or RedMax, while you’d probably also be very satisfied with their cheaper relatives like Makita or Husqvarna.

When choosing a CHAINSAW, HEDGE TRIMMER or similar equipment, check all of the above mentioned producers as most of them offer an array of products for lawn & garden care.

Additionally, you’d need a TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE, as truck or pick-up truck and/or a TRAILER, as well as some HAND TOOLS including: shovel, rake, broom, trowels, pruner, etc.

If all goes well with your lawn care business, you will be adding more services as you go along. This usually means more equipment and more staff to cover multiple jobs. When this happens, you might also need a lawn care and landscaping management software to help you organise and track your work and payments.

 

Now that you have your equipment ready for the season, make sure you don’t miss it out as spring arrived just 3 days ago and those lawns and gardens are waiting for you!

 

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