They say that gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get vegetables as a bonus. It is certainly true that the British love being outdoors, exercising their green thumbs and fingers. It's estimated that a huge proportion of the UK population loves gardening, around 24 million people in fact.
In times of austerity, edible gardening projects are on the rise. The British are also making more of outdoor living spaces, preferring to improve, not move. In fact, one survey found that 59% homeowners put creating outdoor living as the biggest influences in their gardening projects.
The survey also found that the main priority of 67% of homeowners was an easy-to-maintain garden. Which is where the nation’s army of gardening and lawn care services come in.
There are many reasons why people prefer to call in garden maintenance companies, but convenience is high on the list, especially for people working long hours or who dislike gardening. Helping local homeowners can also run alongside commercial contracts to keep on top of gardens around public buildings and commercial properties.
This can be a relatively low-cost sector to enter as a franchisee. That way you can win client business carrying the branding and livery of an established provider of gardening and lawn care services. The franchiser will also provide business management support and help with indemnity and compliance issues, the sort of things new start-ups can find a headache.
The extent of well-known companies willing to share their business model with new entrepreneurs is huge and includes Greensleeves Lawn Care and Eds Garden Maintenance.
There are also niche gardening companies to choose from such as Jim’s Mowing, Colour Fence and The New Driveway Company. Two other companies seeking new partners are Lawn Weed Expert and Lawn Keeper.
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