If you find satisfaction in cultivating enduring connections with clients, excel in seasonal tasks, and are dedicated to delivering top-notch services, a lawn care enterprise could be the perfect fit for you. A lawn care franchise is not only a potentially lucrative venture, but it also comes with groomed support, making it less of a risk than starting a business from scratch on your own.

If you’re considering launching your own lawn care business, there are some steps you need to take in order to make sure that you have everything laid out and ready to go. This will include any licenses you may need. Let’s take a closer look at the steps involved.

What Type of Lawn Care Franchise do Your Prefer?

Not all lawn care businesses are created equal. It’s worth taking some time to consider what type of services you prefer to provide. Your options are:

  • Traditional lawn care: If you provide a traditional lawn care service, you will be using synthetic herbicides and fertilizers. These types of applications are less expensive for home and business owners.
  • Organic lawn care: If you provide an organic service, you will be providing lawn care maintenance using products that are free of synthetic chemicals. This makes them safer for children and pets.
  • Hybrid lawn care: If you offer hybrid lawn care services, you are giving your customers the option to choose a service that best suits their needs. This option allows you to build a bigger client base with a customized service.

Investing in a Lawn Care Business

One of the first questions you’re probably asking is, how much does it cost to start a lawn care business? Let’s take a look at EcoGreen Lawn Care – a company that offers its customers traditional, organic, and hybrid services lawn care services. It is an owner-centric franchise that offers all its franchisees full training and support. When you join the EcoGreen Lawn Care family, you become part of the future of safe and healthy lawn care.

To become an EcoGreen Lawn Care franchise owner, you will be investing between $162,148 and $191,798. You will also need a minimum liquid capital of $100,000. These franchise costs are significantly lower in comparison to similar brands. This makes EcoGreen Lawn Care a low-cost investment, with potentially high returns.

How Much Does A Lawn Care Business License Cost

As with any business, you will need to get a Basic Business License (BBL) before you begin operations. The cost of obtaining one will depend on several factors including:

  • Location: BBLs vary in price from state to state and sometimes from city to city. For example,  in Georgia, a small business license costs $75, whereas in California it costs between $50 and $100, and in Pennsylvania, the cost is around $125 depending on the city or county.
  • Industry: Some businesses, and lawn care is sometimes one of them, require special industry-related licenses. For example, if you are using chemicals in the services you provide – such as certain herbicides or pesticides – you will need a license to show that you are certified to use them.

Special Lawn Care Business Licenses

As well as your BBL, if you are going to be using commercial pesticides in your lawncare business, you will also need a Commercial Applicators License and a Pesticide Contractors  License. These are required for anyone who is applying pesticide to a home or business property for a fee.

  • Commercial Applicators License: To obtain this license you must take an online two-part exam. The first part covers general application standards and the second covers a specific area. The fee is usually around $45-50. You can find the application form and all the research materials you will need at your State Department of Agriculture.
  • Pesticide Contractors License: The fee for this license is around $55. It must be renewed annually. You can find out more information from your State Department of Agriculture.

If you would like more information on how to start your own lawn care business or the cost of starting a lawn care franchise, contact EcoGreen Lawn Care today. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and send you an information packet if you’re considering a franchise.