Landscapers know that spring is when their business kicks into overdrive. The weather is warming up which means yards, bushes, trees, and everything else is starting to wake up. And as the landscaper industry continues to grow, this time of year is more impactful for more people.
The landscaping services market has seen a lot of growth—up to $114.6 billion dollars in revenue and money spent. And beyond that, the market is projected to grow by more than 5% this year.
This growth means there is going to be more competition. It’s essential to start the year out right.
Here’s what you need to do to prepare for one of the busiest times of the year and set yourself up for success in 2022.
Get the Tools You Need
It might be tempting to try to get by without purchasing all of your tools upfront. However, these specialized tools will pay for themselves in time saved and by providing a better result.
Find a reputable supplier of materials like tool racks, backpack sprayers, and trimmer line accessories.
Any money saved by not purchasing essential tools will end up costing you over time. There is going to be a lot of competition out there that likely has the materials you are skipping. Don’t start the year behind. Make a list of what you need to get it today.
Ensure Everything’s in Top Shape
There’s a good chance you already have tools that you are planning to use again. Storing these items over the winter means there is going to be some upkeep that needs to take place in order to ensure they provide reliable service through another year.
Check fluids on machines such as leaf blowers and lawnmowers, test all batteries, and verify your storage racks didn’t sustain any damage throughout the winter.
Taking care of your equipment saves you the hassle of replacing items when you need them the most.
Get Your Name Out There
As we said, the landscaper industry is quickly expanding. Those in need of your services are going to have a lot of options for who can address their needs. You need to do everything you can to make sure your name comes up when someone is looking for a landscaper in your area.
The most important thing you can do is exceed your customers’ expectations. This will encourage great word-of-mouth that can drum up repeated business.
Create a website and update it frequently. Make use of Google Ads and stay active on social media. Make signs to place in the front yards of happy customers after a job is completed. Ask your best customers to leave you a good review. Nobody is going to request your services if they don’t know you exist.
Visit The Ramp Rack
We here at The Ramp Rack want to make sure that your equipment is secured and safe. Our product line of lockable organizing racks for trucks offers the most secure and fastest options for doing just that.
We used to be landscapers, and now we are building racks for landscapers. We have been in business for years and are extremely knowledgeable in the industry.
Check out what we have to offer, and if you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to reach out to us!