One of the issues that you may have with your lawn care business is keeping it running throughout the slower seasons of the year. If this is an issue for you, you may have looked into ways that will keep the income coming in during slower times. If you are stumped on what to do, then consider the following ways to expand your lawn care business for year round income.
Lawn Mower Maintenance
One of the easiest ways to expand your lawn care business is to offer lawn mower maintenance and care services. You can offer repairs, cleaning, blade replacement, and other options to help keep people's lawnmowers working at their top efficiency. This is an expansion that will help you reach out to the customers that don't need your landscaping and lawn care services, but can use your lawn mower services. You can also reach out to other lawn businesses to help them maintain their lawn mowers throughout the year.
Fertilization and Seeding Services
You can reach out to new clients by offering a lawn seeding and fertilization service. This is usually done during the off season and winter months. It will help you reach out to new clients that may not have needed your lawn care services because they didn't have a flourishing lawn. With seeding and fertilization services, they can have that flourishing lawn, and you can bring them on as a lawn care and landscaping client as well.
Pest and Weed Control
Something you may not have thought about is offering a pest and weed control service. Though this does go more into a landscaping service than a lawn mower service, it can expand your lawn care business. This service can reach the customers who may be looking for a less expensive alternative to pest and weed control than they would find with a commercial pest control company. You can also take this option and expand it to cover any kind of landscaping and upkeep during the off season. You can then bring the client over to your lawn care service to have a client throughout the year.
These are just a few of the ways you can expand your lawn care business for year round income. If you are serious about expanding, you should also consider discussing your clients' year round needs with them. This can give you an insight into what they need and what services you may be able to offer them.
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