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How to Grow Your Lawn Care Business

Published on February 13, 2018

A popular question among lawn care owners is, “How do I grow my lawn care business?”

One of the best ways to start and grow a successful lawn care business is to become a human sponge.

Soak up as much information as possible. No matter how successful your lawn care business has become, you can always improve and learn something new.

Almost every lawn care business can improve on things like:

  • Time on jobs
  • Marketing strategies
  • Everyday operational efficiency

The key is to seek advice from other lawn care owners who are already doing what you want to do.

In this article, we’ll talk about the best resources to grow your lawn care business. Now, let’s start.

Watch Growth-Focused Lawn and Landscaping YouTube Channels

Lawn Care Millionaire

From pushing mowers solo to building a multi-million dollar lawn care business, this YouTube channel has you covered.

The Lawn Care Millionaire channel offers advice for any lawn and landscape business at any stage of growth.

Get million dollar advice on things like:

  • Effective marketing strategies
  • Achieving your business goals
  • Finding and hiring the best employees
  • Properly pricing your services for the most profit
  • Finding and fixing your profit holes to increase your profit

In this channel, you’ll get million-dollar advice that can help your business get to the next level and push past your biggest bottlenecks ASAP.

Lawn Care Rookie

No matter what size of lawn care business you have, this YouTube channel has your back.

The Lawn Care Rookie channel gives you advice to help your lawn care business to successfully grow.

Get videos on things like:

  • Product reviews
  • Efficiency booster tips
  • Pro secrets to growing your business
  • Advice on everyday operations and procedures
  • Conversations about solutions to everyday business problems

In this channel, you’ll gain access to pro tips that can help you to consistently grow your lawn care business.

Listen to a Lawn Care Entrepreneur Podcast While You Work

Profit Roadmap

This podcast takes the guesswork out of growing your business, and it can help you grow at every stage of your success.

Every episode has a huge dose of advice from entrepreneurial experts, million-dollar business owners, and even business owners just starting out.

Profit Roadmap is rich in content and is filled with great interviews about things like:

  • Selling your services
  • Marketing your business
  • Increasing your yearly revenue
  • Improving your operational efficiency
  • Taking your business to the next level

Use the Profit Roadmap to level-up and streamline your everyday business operations.

Read a Lawn Care and Landscaping Blog to Bypass Your Bottlenecks

The Service Autopilot Lawn Care Blog

If you’re looking to surpass your goals and grow a wildly successful business, then the Service Autopilot Lawn Care Blog is essential for you at every stage of growth.

Every week, we post blogs that are geared to help your business to consistently grow to reach your goals.

We talk about things like:

Use this blog to gain access to the best business tools, free downloads, professional advice, and more.

Read the Best Books to Grow Your Lawn Care Business


Profit First

In any business, money can get complicated very quickly, and this is especially true if your business is based on recurring services (like lawn care).

Mike Michalowic’s Profit First teaches you how to navigate through the process of generating sustainable profit.

Mike presents a new, revolutionary way of viewing your accounting process with step-by-step guidance to help you implement a profit first strategy into your business.

After reading this book, you’ll have the tools you need to begin sustainably increasing your profit to reach your revenue goals.

And if you like this book, you’ll also like these from Mike:

The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working

If you’re facing problems in personal life or business that “just can’t be solved,” then this is your next read.

This book challenges the way we’re working so that you and your team can become more productive and engaged in your business.

Tony Schwartz argues that we’re not paying attention to the stuff that matters, and he talks about how you can begin to fix this problem.

In this book, Tony teaches you how to become a better leader to foster a more efficient and engaged team for your business.

And if you like this book, you’ll also like this one from Tony:

The Dip

Every business owner should read this book because it’s unlike many others you’ve probably read… 

Seth Godin teaches you how to quit.

He’ll show you how to know when it’s time to quit something versus when you should keep pushing forward.

Seth teaches you how quitting can actually be a good thing and that the most successful business owners know when it’s time to throw in the towel on a project.

Through his unique take on successful entrepreneurship, Seth shows you how to be the best business owner possible.

And if you like this book, you’ll also like these from Seth:

The Goal

Bottlenecks are the end of many lawn care companies, because when you stop growing you start to lose steam and get stuck in a rut. This is why The Goal is an important book every business owner should read.

In this book, Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox talk about the importance of setting goals and how you can create goals that launch your business forward.

Eliyahu and Jeff talk about business development as an ongoing process of improvement that never stops. Use this book to push past your business’ bottlenecks so you can continue growing your lawn care business.

Interested in reading more profit-building books?

Attend a Conference With Amazing Networking and Learning Opportunities

The Annual Service Autopilot Conference

Hungry for growth? So are we.

Everyone who attends the Service Autopilot Conference is starving to get ahead.

This annual event is the perfect place to meet other business owners who are working to get to the next level.

The SA Conference is a place where you can:

  • Meet other like-minded business owners
  • Get inside access to upcoming features in Service Autopilot
  • Listen to talks about entrepreneurship from leading industry experts

Plus, did you know that well-known authors like Mike Michalowicz and Ari Meisel spoke at our 2019 SA6 Conference?

And here’s the best part: You don’t have to be a Member to attend!

While there are Service Autopilot training opportunities at this annual conference, it’s primarily geared towards helping YOU grow.

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Growing a Lawn Care Business You Can Be Proud Of

Many lawn care business owners brag about their experience. You’ll hear them saying things like, “I’ve been working in the lawn care industry for 40+ years.”

… And yet, they’re stuck in a rut. They can’t grow as much as they need to, and they certainly can’t get out of the truck to stop mowing lawns with their team (if they have one).

But there’s a way out.

When you work smart and focus your energy on improving your business, you CAN reach your goals - and even shoot right past them!

If you follow the resources in this article, you can start achieving unstoppable growth in your business right now.

Related: The Top 7 Lawn Care YouTube Channels

Originally published Feb 13, 2018 7:15 PM, updated August 18, 2020 1:38 PM

Lisa Marino

Lisa Marino is the Sr. Marketing Director for Service Autopilot. She uses her 17+ years in direct marketing, sales, and product development to push entrepreneurs beyond their limits. She's passionate about helping others grow their businesses through time-tested marketing techniques. When not writing, you can find her belting out a mean Stevie Nicks at a local karaoke night.


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