Ever fancied a landscape business?
Gardens are a joy and a privilege, and if you don’t get any pleasure or enjoyment out of your plot of land, irrespective of it's size and shape, then it's time to call in a landscape business because you're loosing out on one of life's great pleasures.
They say in England that you can tell what a person's home is like by their garden, and this is oh so true in the majority of cases. Folks that don't clean their outsides usually have the same slothful approach to the chores indoors too. If you're too old, too weak, or just can't be bothered, then I urge you to use the services of a landscape business to clean up your Gardens. It really is a waste of a precious space if you don't.
Here's a short piece on how our 2 lads got into the Landscape Business!
Let's face it, there are times that you have to step back and marvel at how things work out. As our sons were growing up they seemed to hate each other. They were very competitive with each other and did not like spending time in each other’s company. Our daughter was often stuck in the middle because she had a good relationship with both of her brothers. Our children had the choice of two different high schools to attend because our home sat on the school district lines. One son went to one school and the other went to the other school. We thought this was a good thing so that they did not carry their rivalry into the classroom. Gee, it's tough being a parent referee sometimes.
Thankfully, both of the boys are good students and are quite creative and hard working. They both also love the outdoors. One weekend my husband told them that the three of them were going to go camping together. They were resistant to having to spend time with each other, but they did not want to disappoint their dad. As it happened, this trip was a turning point in their relationship.
We are not sure exactly what went on but, now they are friends. That summer they started a landscape business together. They approached neighbors about doing their yard work for them. They made enough money halfway through the summer to purchase their own lawn mower. They took turns mowing, trimming, planting, whatever the people wanted done. Soon they had a good reputation for being hard workers and reasonably priced. They started making plans to expand their landscape business the next year.
Who would have thought it! Our boys who grew up despising each other's existence, not only ended up as firm friends but, are living in each other's pockets too as they really get enthusiastic and passionate about their new landscape business. And by the heck can they transform a patch of weeds into a Garden of Eden in no time at all. Landscape gardening certainly seems to agree with them both and they are never short of landscaping ideas.
That fall they provided a simple service of raking leaves, putting up storm windows and cleaning gutters. Soon their landscape business had more work than they could handle. Neighbors began calling in the winter to see if the boys would shovel snow. They had not considered this as a way to make money, but they added this service to the growing list of items as part of their landscape business. Gee, from odd-jobber to landscaper almost over night.
It has been three years since the boys first started mowing neighbors’ lawns. The youngest is now done with high school. The landscape business grows each year. Our oldest son has found that it is better paying than any other part time job he could find.
The two boys are still the best of friends. Their landscape business has been incorporated and they have several employees. They have a building to store their equipment and have hired a secretary to take work orders. Their landscape business will put them both through college and furnishes them both with a comfortable living. My husband and I are very thankful that the three of them went of that camping trip together.
So, if you're no master gardener, fear not as I'm sure they'll be a couple of hard working brothers or friends in you area that will do you proud for just a few bucks. Make the most of your gardens while you can. Sine the lads landscaped our back area with a small veranda, wood decking, big potted plants and neatly trimmed lawns framed with flower beds, I gotta tell you, it's a job to find me indoors during the summer months as I bask and potter in our very own Garden of Eden.