When you’re starting a gardening business, be it gardening, selling products or offering landscape design services, you’ll need various forms of equipment to get you started. Here we offer a look at some of the items of equipment you may need to consider.
There’s a lot to think about when you’re starting to run a business, but one key element is getting yourself equipped with all the items you need to successfully run a business. If you’re starting a gardening business from scratch, you’re likely to need a number of essential items to get you started.
If you’re selling your services as a gardener, handyman or landscape designer, then there are several key essentials that you’ll need to have at hand. For example:
- Gardening tools, such as a trowel, spade, shears, fork, kneeler, watering can, wheelbarrow and secateurs.
- Garden products, such as compost, lawn care items, paving and soil.
- Plants, such as flowers, trees, shrubs and seeds.
- Large pieces of equipment, such as a lawnmower or hedge cutter.
- Gardening wear, such as gloves and other safety items.
- Garden design tools, such as a drawing board and laptop to create designs on.
These are just a few examples and you may well think of many more – when you start thinking them through or writing them down, it’s amazing how they add up, both in number and in terms of cost. If you’ve written a proper business plan, these essentials should have been included within it and ideally budgeted for, so you know how much you can buy at the outset and what you need to save for.
Next week’s blog will be about the gardening tools. Please come back to see what you will need.