If you are someone who takes pride in your own garden and can tackle all of those tasks that are required to make a garden look its best, then why not turn it into your job? As well as being able to do something that you are good at and passionate about all day (and earn money for doing it) by setting up on your own you also have the freedom of being your own boss and escaping the daily grind.
First of all, you need to plan what you will need to do in order to set up on your own. You will need to register as self-employed, register your business and create a business name. You should plan how you will market your business. Identify who your target audience are and engage with them. There are many ways of doing this, from using the internet and social media to get word out there, to delivering leaflets to houses and putting up posters around the area.
Another thing that you will need is the right equipment. Equipment is required to help you do the job properly and safely. Make sure that you have covered all of the health and safety requirements, and also that you have what you need to ensure that you can get the job done. You should also think about transport, as you will potentially need to get a lot of equipment to your client’s gardens, so you will likely need a larger vehicle, like a van. This is an expensive outgoing when you are just starting up, so look into hiring a van from somewhere like this van rental Bristol based company Autolyne.
You are also going to need insurance when you are doing this type of work. Public liability insurance will keep you covered in case of an accident whilst you are working, and you will also need insurance to cover your vehicle and tools that you use.
Once you have all that you need and have started to spread the word around, you can start building up your client base. Many people look for a regular gardener and this also guarantees you a source of income, so these are great jobs to have, as well as large one off garden projects.