Starting Your Own Lawn Mowing and Gardening Business – What Are The Risks Involved?

Starting Your Own Lawn Mowing and Gardening Business – What Are The Risks Involved?


A quick note that you can get access to some Profit Making Reports as follows:

  1. “Starting A Profitable Lawn Mowing Business – From Scratch”
  2. “Ready-To-Use Templates of Real Quotes and Proposals for Residential, Commercial and Industrial Sites”
  3. “How To Prepare Winning Quotes For Your Lawn Mowing and Gardening Business”

Quite often I get asked “Gerry, what are the risks involved in setting up business in Lawn Mowing and Gardening?”

The list of the Very Basic Gear required to start work include:

  • Motor Vehicle Utility (or as the Americans say, a Pick Up)
  • Tow Behind Trailer (if you have a Motor Vehicle Sedan)
  • Lawn Mower, catcher & mulching attachment
  • Brush Cutter (whipper snipper) and 3mm trimmer cord
  • Vacuum Blower
  • Two (2) Petrol (Gas) Cans – 5 litre volume (2 & 4 Stroke Fuels)
  • Wool Bags or similar to collect of grass clippings
  • Spray Bottle / Roundup non-selective herbicide
  • Rake, Shovel , Spade, Garden shears, Plastic garbage bin
  • Security chain
  • Timber Ramps
  • First Aid Kit
  • Information Folder containing OHS documents, MSDS, References
  • Optional – Hedge Trimmer

The above list is pretty much all you need to start mowing lawns and gardening.

Most of what is on the above list is what you would need to mow your own lawn at home. The only thing on the above list that would not be necessary is the Motor Vehicle Utility.

Used (that is, second-hand) Motor Vehicle Utilities can be purchased and sold with fairly stable prices being the norm. So even with a relatively large outlay for something like the Ute (Utility) you can be fairly sure you won’t be out of pocket if your business goes belly up.

So the up-shot of all this is that You can Start a Great LawnMowing & Gardening  Business without any real risks.

If things were to go the way you didn’t plan, then you can sell all the above equipment and be reimbursed nearly 100% of what you paid.

Sounds like a great Business to be in! – especially if someone were to tell you How You Can Grow a Successful Lawnmowing & Gardening Business for a Low-To-No Risk investment.

Now, that someone is Us!

We will contribute to this Blog /Website every week with Excellent Ideas that will help You Start, Grow and Prosper in Your Own LawnMowing, Gardening and Landscaping Business.


  1. Good post. Don't forget safety equipment too – boots and possibly protective eye wear depending on the job.

  2. Dustin - Vegetable Gardening says

    Interesting post. I have my own garden, and I was looking for this. Thank you!

  3. Hey guys, me and my best mate are two young enthusiastic honest blokes who are planning on starting a lawn maintenance business.
    we have all of the above equipment and are ready to go!
    we are just a bit unsure on how pricing of jobs should be handled. If you could give me an insight on to how this should be handled, we would much appreciate it.

  4. hi im to young to start a lawn mowing buisness but i really want to. what should i do.

    thanks matthew

  5. Keith Bachand says

    Great information on whats needed to start! I'm in the starting stages and have been staying busy off of craigslist postings but I want to steer away from the lawns that just need the "weeds cut" if you catch my drift. I'd love to actually get a route going so I can stop wasting so much gas driving from one end of town to the other. Right now I'm also staying contract free because a lot of people don't like being stuck in a contract.

    Any advice?

  6. Thank you so much for all the info on gardening that you share on your site. I am a young man who wants to invest in a gardening business but am doing research first. I will need your help.

  7. I would like to know on how much labour i should start with (hw many ppl)…

    • Ben, that is the great thing about this business…you can start anytime with just 1 person (ie yourself) or with extra casual labour if the new garden makeover is too big to handle on your own. Hope that helps, Ben.

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