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Spring Lawn Care Tips That Will Set Your Grass Up for Success

Heed our experts’ advice, and the grass will finally be greener on your side of the fence this season.

Lauren is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.

As winter finally takes its leave and the first signs of spring crop up in our yards, many of us find ourselves getting ready to push up our sleeves and get to work outside. Not only is this a welcome change of pace after huddling indoors during colder weather, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to set our lawns up for a perfect growing season while the temperatures are still cool. Here’s how to tackle spring lawn care this year—and guarantee success for your turf all season long.

Tidy Your Landscape

First things first: Remove any debris that has accumulated on your lawn over the winter. Blustery winds cause dead, forgotten leaves to pile up, and your turf needs to be cleared before you can properly care for it, says Craig Elworthy, the founder of Lawnbright. “Branches, rocks, and other debris will quickly dull your mower blade and cause it to tear your grass,” he says. After you tidy up, gently rake your lawn to open “the canopy,” which promotes air flow over the soil. “This will also allow sunlight through and send the signal to your lawn that it’s time to wake up from dormancy and start growing,” he says.

Perform Maintenance on Lawn Equipment

Your lawn equipment hasn’t been touched in several months, which is why some basic lawn mower maintenance is officially in order come the start of spring, says Elworthy. “Consider changing the oil, sharpening the blade, and cleaning the cutting deck,” he says. Make sure to disconnect the fuel source before you get started to avoid accidentally starting the mower while you’re working on it. “Better yet, take it to a small engine repair shop, and they can perform all of these tasks for you,” Elworthy says.

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Wait to Mow

Just because you’re experiencing slightly warmer weather doesn’t mean your grass is quite ready for its first trim of the season.

Grass Height

You should generally wait until your grass hits the 3-inch mark before breaking out the mower, says Eddie Pundys, a yard work and removal Taskrabbit professional. “Make sure the grass is dry when mowing,” he says, hinting at those April showers that spring is known for.

If you aren’t sure whether you have 3 inches of growth yet, you can also assess your lawn’s readiness via your lawnmower deck (the protective blade lip at the bottom of the machine that grazes over the grass), adds Elworthy. As long as the grass is a good 1/2 to 1 inch higher than that, you’re ready to go. Just don’t get too overzealous with that first mow: “You never want to cut more than a third of the grass while mowing,” he says. “If you do, you’ll weaken your lawn and invite disease. Wait until it’s about 1 inch taller.”


You should always wait until temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees, adds Pundys. This way, you can avoid shocking your freshly trimmed lawn when temperatures plumet.

Get Ready to Feed Your Lawn

While people who live in warmer climates normally feed and seed their lawns in the fall, those who live in the North can give their grass a boost before the mercury starts to climb, says Elworthy. “If you’re in a cold-weather climate (so, if you own a snow shovel) you have two Windows to use fertilizer—April through June and late August through October,” he says. You should be done fertilizing before the weather gets too hot, or you’ll run the risk of weakening your grass.

Aerate and Dethatch

Homeowners should use the start of spring to aerate their lawns to relieve compaction. You should only need to do this every other year, depending on the condition of your lawn. “To check for soil compaction, stick a screwdriver into the soil up to 6 inches,” says Elworthy. “If you need significant effort to do it, your soil is likely compacted and would benefit from an aeration.”

Dethatching, on the other hand, is a twice-a-year task. “I usually recommend a de-thatch at the beginning of each spring and going into the fall, especially if you’re planning on adding seed,” Elworthy says.

(Realistically) Plan for the Season Ahead

While you might have plans to make your grass lawn greener than ever this year, it’s important to remain realistic about the maintenance you can actually handle, says Pundys. “It’s human to dream big, and we all want our yard to be beautiful, spacious, and diversified,” he says. If your vision points toward a “complex yard,” ask yourself how much time (or money) you are willing to invest on lawn upkeep, he explains. If your desired project is too big a lift, consider some low-maintenance turf alternatives—like clover lawns or xeriscaping—this spring instead.

Call in the Pros

If you’re planning on using a lawn service for routine maintenance—or just want a little help getting started—early spring is the perfect time to do your research and get some quotes. “I do get booked for major yard clean-up projects that can take up to a whole day or even multiple days resulting in significant expense. Regular maintenance takes less time and keeps the yard in good shape at all times,” says Pundys. So, if you’re planning to hire someone, get them scheduled before everyone else in your neighborhood has the same idea.

How To Make Your Lawn Care Business Legal

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and open a lawn care business. You’ve done your homework on things like how to start a lawn care business and how to set lawn care pricing and quotes, and you’re ready to get started. But before you begin to purchase equipment, there’s one crucial element you need to examine—and that’s how to start a lawn care business legally.

There are several things you must do to make your lawn care business legal. Let’s take a look at the steps you need to take before you open your doors for business.

Decide on the Perfect Name for Your Business

The first thing you have to do is choose the right name for your lawn care enterprise. It may sound like the easiest step on this list, but it can be deceptively tricky. You want to make sure the name is the perfect fit for you, and you also want to pick something easy to market.

Once you think you have the right fit, be sure to check both your state’s business name database and the web domain you plan to use to make sure it’s available.

Obtain an Employee Identification Number

The next question to ask yourself is whether or not your lawn care business will have employees. If the answer to this question is yes, you need to apply for an Employee Identification Number or EIN. The IRS uses this number to identify employer tax accounts, and banks also require an EIN to open a business bank account.

You can apply for one online with the IRS. The process is simple, free, and takes just a few minutes. Print out the confirmation page and make a note of your number, as you will not be able to access it later.

Open a Business Bank Account

Opening a business bank account is an essential part of making your business legal, as doing so keeps your assets separate from your company. Having a dedicated business account makes accounting and filing taxes more manageable, but more importantly, it keeps things like your home and vehicle safe in case you are sued.

It’s also a good idea to obtain a credit card, too. Getting a credit card allows you to start building credit, which is helpful when you apply for financing.

Register Your Business

Next, you should register your business as a legal business entity. Registering your business as a legal entity means that it’s separate from your assets, which protects you in case the company is sued. It also protects your assets from business debts.

There are a few different business structures you can choose from, including sole proprietorships, limited liability corporations(LLCs), and S-corporations. Most lawn care companies are LLCs, which provide a higher level of protection than sole proprietorships.

Some business owners decide to set up their lawn care company as an S-corp, which may help them save on taxes. Whether or not to go this route depends on your business structure and tax needs, however. Make sure you understand the difference before registering your business and consider speaking with an accountant to aid you in making the right decision.

Obtain the Proper Licenses

If you’re wondering, “Do I need a business license for lawn care?” or “do I need a business license to mow lawns?” the answer in most states is yes. The Small Business Administration has plenty of information on state licensing requirements, so be sure to consult those landscape business license requisites before starting your business.

And aside from a state lawn care business license, there may also be local licensing requirements in your area. We recommend checking with your county clerk and the state department of business regulation. You may also want to consider consulting a lawyer as well to make sure you have the proper business license for landscaping.

Other Licenses You May Need

When researching how to get a license for landscaping or answering “what type of business license do I need for landscaping?”, be aware that besides business licenses, some states require you to obtain permits for other practices standard in lawn care. For example, if you plan to use pesticides or apply fertilizer, check with your state to see if a lawn care license is necessary. Some states also require you to have a contractor’s number, and if you live in the Southwest, licensing may be needed if you plan to irrigate.

Certifications to Consider

While not strictly necessary to make your lawn care business legal, obtaining certifications is an excellent idea for new businesses. Certifications are a tangible way to demonstrate your skills to your clients and give you credibility. They also help your employees develop a solid foundation from which to build upon.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers several certifications that can help your enterprise stand out. While many of them are helpful, we recommend starting with relevant lawn care certifications, like Lawn Care Manager and Lawn Care Technician.


Having the proper lawn care business insurance policies is highly recommended. There are several policies that you should have:

General liability insurance protects you in case something goes wrong on the job, and you’re at fault.

Worker’s compensation insurance is a requirement in some states, and it protects you if one of your employees gets injured on the job.

Don’t forget property insurance, which covers all the (often expensive) equipment that’s fundamental to the successful operation of your business, as well as things like computers in your office.

Finally, you should have commercial auto insurance. Your employees will drive trucks to transport the equipment they need to customer homes, and these trucks require coverage, as well.

Though these are the most common policies, it’s never a bad idea to speak with your insurance agent and get their recommendation.


Lastly, you have to register for all state and federal taxes required before opening your business. You’ll need to use your EIN to do so.

Taking The Next Steps

Congratulations! You now know what boxes you need to tick to make your lawn care business legal. Once you’ve completed those tasks, it’s time to start learning some basics of networking and thinking about the best software to transform your office. Your enterprise will be up and running before you know it.

Start Using Lawn Care Software!

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The ultimate guide for choosing lawn care pricing estimates for your business.

How to Start a Lawn Mowing Business

This article was co-authored by Grant Wallace. Grant Wallace is a Landscaper and Owner of Grantlanta Lawn in Atlanta, Georgia. With over seven years of experience, he specializes in lawn maintenance and landscape installation. In 2012, he earned his BA from the University of West Georgia. Grant has been profiled in Shoutout Atlanta, Canvas Rebel, and Voyage ATL.

There are 12 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

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Practically any able-bodied person can earn money by moving lawns. But lawn care is actually an extremely competitive business. But with a desire to provide great service, a small investment and solid marketing plan, you can not only start a lawn-mowing business, but also make it successful.

Purchasing Equipment

Determine your needs. If you don’t already own lawn-care equipment, you need to decide what you’ll need for your business. What services do you plan to offer? Will you only need a lawnmower, or do you also plan to cut weeds, trim hedges and remove leaves? [1] X Expert Source

Grant Wallace Landscaper Expert Interview. 23 November 2022. [2] X Research source

  • If you find you don’t have enough capital to purchase it, you can also lease equipment with fewer start-up funds, although that will cost more in the long run. Leasing equipment does have its perks, however, since you generally get the most modern equipment that requires minimal maintenance, and the costs can be tax deductible. You might decide to lease in the short term while you raise capital to purchase at a later date.

Purchase your equipment. With about 500, you can purchase a basic push mower, a trimmer and a leaf blower. If you plan to provide additional lawn services but lack the extra capital, you can always start off with basic tools and expand once you gain capital. [4] X Expert Source

  • If you don’t have enough money to start with new equipment, you can even purchase a used lawn mower to use as you start earning money to reinvest into your business. Check online and local classified ads and yard sales.

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Licensing and Accounting

Obtain necessary business licenses. Visit your local city government or chamber of commerce offices to learn about applicable laws and needed licenses. Every city and state has different requirements. [5] X Research source

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  • If possible, insure yourself, your equipment and your customers. Collision, liability, and damage insurance will protect your vehicles and equipment. Business liability insurance will cover damages that may occur to your customers’ properties during your gardening services.

Consult an expert. It’s a good idea to speak with a business adviser, attorney or accountant to set up your tax structure and accounting processes. Don’t forget to register your business with the IRS.

Learn basic accounting. Use office software and a printer to handle orders, correspondence and other business tasks. You can also set up accounting processes with basic office software programs, which will help you when it comes time to file taxes. [7] X Research source

Setting Rates

Know your market. When setting for your services, research what other businesses charge for similar services in similar communities. Remember that a working-class neighborhood will not be able to pay the same as customers in a more affluent neighborhood. [8] X Expert Source

Grant Wallace Landscaper Expert Interview. 23 November 2022. [9] X Research source

Know your costs. You’re not in business to work for free, so it’s important to know the cost of doing business when determining your rates. Take into account money needed to pay for insurance, equipment and advertising, then determine how many yards you can mow each month. How much will you need to charge each potential customer to pay your costs and still make a profit? [10] X Research source

Start low. If you don’t have an established clientele, you might offer lower, more competitive as you obtain your first few customers. Once you build a referral network and portfolio of references, you can price you services at more profitable rates. [11] X Research source

Skillfully Mowing Lawns

  • Be sure to cut the grass around flower beds, trees, and any areas the mower is unable to reach at approximately the same height as you set the mower. Be careful not to damage the bark at the base of the trees, don’t cut the grass too low, and definitely don’t chop anyone’s prized petunias.

Mow in rows or columns. Be sure and mow from one edge all the way to the other before turning around. Creating zig-zags or missing spots of grass will look unprofessional. [13] X Research source

Set your mower height. Different types of grass require different heights of cut for a professional appearance. Identify the type of grass before you set your mower height. [14] X Research source

Make two passes across the lawn to catch any missed areas. Remember to alternate the mowing direction each time. If you don’t alternate the direction you can cause excessive wear or even damage the lawn. [15] X Research source

Marketing Your Business

  • Common methods of advertising a local lawn-mowing business include pages, classified ads, mailers, phone calls, door-to-door sales, referrals from existing customers and appearances at local or community events.

Make your business visible. Print your company’s name on your vehicle, equipment and work clothes. Order pens, paper and calendars with your company name and make them readily visible and available to the public. Purchase business cards and pass them out wherever you go.

Create and post fliers. Make sure to include your business name and contact information, the services your provide and your rates. Post the fliers on public bulletin boards and any other public place allowed in your city.

Expert QA

Grant Wallace is a Landscaper and Owner of Grantlanta Lawn in Atlanta, Georgia. With over seven years of experience, he specializes in lawn maintenance and landscape installation. In 2012, he earned his BA from the University of West Georgia. Grant has been profiled in Shoutout Atlanta, Canvas Rebel, and Voyage ATL.

For a basic lawn mowing service, all you need is a mower, a weed eater, and a blower. If you’re offering more services (like landscaping), you’ll need tools like hedge trimmers, pruning shears, a pump sprayer, loppers, and a chainsaw.

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Jeremy Yamaguchi is a Lawn Care Specialist and the Founder/CEO of Lawn Love, a digital marketplace for lawn care and gardening services. Jeremy provides instant satellite quotes and can coordinate service from a smartphone or web browser. The company has raised funding from notable investors like Y Combinator, Joe Montana, Alexis Ohanian, Barbara Corcoran and others.

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Remember that it’s all about the customer. If you are not passionate about your work, it will show and you will not thrive.

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It might require some help from your parents or another adult, along with a lot of planning, but it’s possible! Start out by having an adult help you develop a budget, a list of necessary items for your business, and a general business plan.

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Landscaping tools and equipment: 12 essentials for your business

Lawn care and landscaping can be a lucrative business. However, it takes more than a lawn mower to get your business off the ground. You’ll need to make a sizable investment in lawn care equipment and tools to grow and effectively market your landscaping company.

Fortunately, investing in high-quality equipment when you start a landscaping business will help you deliver first-rate service for years to come. Review this lawn care equipment list to discover what you’ll need and how much you can expect to pay for it.

Lawn mower

The lawn mower is an essential piece of landscaping equipment for any lawn care business. It’s also likely to be the most expensive tool you’ll buy. The number of commercial lawn mowers on the market may surprise you, and many have numerous attachments from aerators and spreaders to mulchers and dump carts.

A commercial walk-behind push mower can cost 3,000 to 6,000 or more, while a zero-turn riding mower runs between 3,000 and 16,000.

Odds are you’ll spend countless hours in the blazing sun mowing lawns, so you won’t want to skimp on this purchase.


A string trimmer can reach grass in places a mower can’t, like along a fence line, under decks, or around flower beds and mailbox posts. Also called a weed whacker, it gives lawns the finishing touch to look manicured.

Husqvarna offers an excellent selection of gas or electric string trimmers, ranging from 300 to over 500.

Hedge trimmer

Hedge trimmers can trim and shape hedges and shrubs quickly and easily. Like string trimmers, hedge trimmers come in cordless electric or gas-powered varieties. At a cost of around 500, it’s an investment that can save you considerable time.

When shopping for a hedge trimmer, remember you’ll be holding it in your hands for long periods. Therefore, it’s best to FOCUS on comfort and portability.


You might think a string trimmer can do the job of an edger, and you’d be partially correct. A string trimmer can help maintain an edge. But to create a distinct border or break through thick grass and roots, an edger is more efficient and will do a better job.

Handheld edgers range from 300 to 600. For more robust projects, a walk-behind model could cost up to 1,000.


So-called “leaf blowers” are for more than cleaning up leaves. They’re also a quick way to clean up sidewalks and entrances for high-end homeowners and commercial businesses.

You can pick up a commercial handheld blower for about 300 or 400, while a backpack-style blower is around 700.

Which is right for your landscaping business? Handhelds can be more efficient for smaller, residential jobs or if you’ll be starting and stopping frequently. Otherwise, invest in a more powerful backpack blower.


Fertilizer and weed and insect controls are crucial to providing excellent lawn care services. A spreader can help business owners save money by not wasting product during application.

This lawn care tool comes in a walk-behind or tow behind option that can attach to your lawn tractor. Both types cost about the same price, depending on the features you’re looking for. You can expect to pay between 100 and 400.


A sprayer can help you apply fertilizer, insecticides, and pesticides. Sprayers are best for large areas around a home or in a yard. However, it can also offer a more precise application compared to a spreader.

You can choose between handheld, backpack, wheeled, or tow-behind sprayers. How much you pay depends on the type. For instance, a handheld sprayer might only cost 15. But a tow-behind trailer sprayer could cost between 200 and 1,200.


You don’t need a fleet of trucks to launch your lawn care business. If you’re just starting, you may get by with a single truck. You could spend a lot (60,000) or a little (10,000) on a vehicle for your company.

Remember that getting equipment in and out of the truck will cause dings and dents, often in the first week. So, it might not make sense to invest tens of thousands of dollars initially.

Equipment trailer

You could probably run your lawn care business without a trailer. However, an equipment trailer can give you more space and is ideal if you do tree work or run a 2-person crew.

How much you spend depends on the services you offer. For example, you could buy a smaller trailer for around 1,000. But to haul more equipment and supplies, a larger trailer could cost 4,000 or more.

Buckets and lawn bags

Buckets and lawn bags might be some of the least expensive items on this landscaping equipment list, but they’re essential. You might only pay 4 for a bucket or 25 for a pack of 50 lawn and leaf bags.

Choose heavy-duty plastic buckets over metal buckets since plastic won’t rust or corrode from long-term exposure to water or moisture. And lawn bags are vital for hauling off grass clippings after lawn mowing.

Hand tools

The lawn care equipment list wouldn’t be complete without hand tools. Shovels, rakes, pruners, and other low-tech garden tools are a simple but necessary part of a lawn care business. You might choose those with wooden handles, although steel and fiberglass handles are also an option.

A shovel is around 25, garden and leaf rakes range from 10 to 40, and a pair of hedge shears or pruners can cost about 30. And don’t forget a wheelbarrow—the convenience of having one is worth the 60 to 150 you’ll spend.

Safety equipment

Business owners must think beyond power tools for landscaping equipment. Eye and ear protection, gloves, long-sleeved shirts, steel-toed work boots, and other safety equipment are also essential.

You could spend as little or as much as you wanted—from 10 to a few hundred or more—on gear to protect you and your landscapers.

How much will my landscaping tools and equipment cost me in total?

You might pay less up front if you buy residential or lower-quality commercial versions of the items on this lawn care equipment list. But it could cost more in the long run. Investing in high-quality lawn mowing and landscaping tools helps you deliver quick and efficient services that your clients will love.

Depending on the services you want to offer right out of the gate, you could fork over a significant amount of cash. Somewhere in the ballpark of 25,000 to 40,000 is a reasonable start-up estimate.

But remember: Lawn care is an excellent investment in your clients’ home improvement projects, whether you mow, mulch, prune, or offer complete lawn care or landscaping packages.

And once you get your landscaping business license, don’t forget landscaping business insurance to protect you, your lawn care business employees, and your customers.

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Professional Lawn Care: Making the Switch to Battery Power

As new regulations and customer interest continue to help battery-powered lawn mowers and other lawn care equipment gain traction, we decided to take a look at what it takes for a professional lawn care crew to kick the (gas) can. “Professional lawn care” can mean several things. For the purposes of this case study, we’re sticking with residential lawn care and a little consideration for facilities and campuses that use traditional equipment.

Battery vs Gas Lawn Care Equipment

When we first started reviewing battery-powered OPE, there was a clear difference between the power you could expect compared to gas engines. That gap has largely been erased.

Entry-level products are still low on power for sure. However, trimmers and edgers often have 25cc gas equivalent power and Makita even has models that hit 30cc gas power.

Chainsaws are another success story. It’s now common to find 30cc and 40cc power equivalents.

There are legitimate commercial-level battery-powered lawn mowers available and several high-profile lithium-ion zero-turn mowers as well.

Even blowers are jumping the gap. We’ve tested models that can hit a little more than 20 Newtons of blowing force—the same as entry-level commercial backpack blowers.

Of course, high-end gas equipment still greatly exceeds what battery power currently offers. And it’s a heck of a lot faster to refill a gas tank than it is to wait for batteries to recharge. We’ll go down that road in a moment.

Trailer Load Out

Take a look at your typical residential lawn care crew’s trailer. You can replace every piece of equipment with a battery-powered option.

Equipment Loadout Options

  • Zero Turn Mower
  • Walk-Behind Mower
  • String Trimmer
  • Edger
  • Brush Cutter
  • Hedge Trimmer
  • Chainsaw
  • Pole Saw
  • Backpack Blower

Heck, you can even get a fully electric truck to tow the trailer with now.

How Many Batteries Get You Through a Day

The big question is how many batteries do you need to get through the day? See, the issue of using battery power isn’t one of recharging throughout the day, it’s leaving with enough packs so you don’t have to recharge until you get back to the shop.

It’s primarily a question of trigger time. How many minutes or hours of actual use does each tool get? To get started on that, we need to make a few assumptions. Just know that your actual needs will vary based on the customers you serve and the sizes of their properties. Here’s what we’re going with:

Looking at this scenario, you’d need 34 batteries. For the sake of the argument, let’s assume an even 40 to make sure you have spares if your day runs long or you run into unexpected additional work on one or more of your properties.

Behavior Change Requirements

Relearning Equipment Use

In our area of Central Florida, lawn crews tend to be a little…aggressive. We see them take string trimmer guards off and run 24 inches of line, and they like to run everything at full power.

If you can train your crew to use only the power the tool needs, it can drastically change things. For example, the string trimmer in our scenario above is Makita’s XRU18. We like it because it can run up to a 0.105-inch line and has 30cc gas power. Running at full speed with a 0.080-inch line, it only gets about 16 minutes of runtime. But managing the power as we come across varying grass species and densities, we’re able to get 30 minutes on a charge consistently, and often more.

The same goes for blowers. Our Makita XBU02 runs for about 12 minutes at wide-open throttle (WOT). But if you’re just blowing grass off of hard surfaces, adjusting the power level makes it pretty easy to get 20 minutes out of it.

By making those adjustments, you do spend a little more time on site. We’re talking no more than 5 minutes total on the size properties we’re dealing with and still getting it done in a 30-minute window.

The Upside

There’s an upside to this as well—no stops at the gas station. How much time do you spend each morning filling up cans and waiting for your helper to finish hitting the restroom, grabbing breakfast, and chatting with the attendant?

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Makita tells us that some crews they’ve worked with can lose up to an hour every single morning! That more than makes up for the extra time you’re spending managing battery power and may even leave enough time to take on another lawn per day. You spend less money paying your guys when they’re not working and may even increase your profit margin.

Cost of Switching to Battery Power

There’s no doubt the initial cost of switching to battery-powered lawn care equipment can be intimidating. Let’s break it down and see what we’re dealing with. The gas and battery options we’re choosing are all professional-level.

There’s another major advantage as well—higher-paying clients. Depending on what part of the country you live in, local ordinances or HOA guidelines can prevent you from using gas lawn equipment. For some clients, they may just prefer that you take care of their lawns with less noise and emissions.

Regardless, that’s a premium service they won’t get from a traditional gas-powered lawn care business. Meeting those extra demands can and should come with a higher price tag. Not only does your cost of ownership drop, but your profitability goes up. Whether your goal is to expand your business or ensure you have the time and money for that 2-week vacation to Portugal, battery power has the potential to help you get there.

What are your thoughts on switching away from gas power to professional lawn care service using battery-powered equipment? Let us know in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев below!

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