Business Plan for Gardening Services
The gardening services industry continues to grow at approximately 3.4% per year with 15,900 businesses employing over 64,000 people.
Plan your new garden business utilising the Teneric Gardening business plan. All aspects of this industry are covered whether you want to provide basic lawn care provision (such as a Green Thumb franchise) or hard landscape gardening services.
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Gardening Business Plan Summary
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Hillingborough Gardening Services Overview
Hillingborough Limited is a new company formed to provide professional hard landscaping design and implementation services with lawn cutting and general garden maintenance. The company is managed by Daniel Sanders with his partner Graeme Warwick who have 17 years combined experience in this industry.
The services are targeted at single professionals, couples and families between the ages of 25 to 65 who require a reliable hard and soft gardening solution. We are also targeting business contracts within a radius of 10 miles who require weekly care of their flower beds and lawns.
The local town has a mixture of housing in a semi affluent area. There is one other landscape gardening business that targets the higher end of the market with low to mid priced housing dealt with in the main town landscaper some 15 miles away.
Hillingborough will concentrate on this gap in the market that is not served well at all for housing in the price range of £125,000 to £300,000.
Garden Services Offered
The business has three main areas of expertise for residential and business premises:
- Hard landscaping including new patios, retaining walls, rockeries, decking, driveways & fencing
- Tree surgery for large trees requiring containment and general pruning of smaller hedges
- Lawn care, grass cutting, weeding and general maintenance
Maintenance services are generally not required through the winter months. Some hard landscaping services will also be reduced during this period although design, planning, driveway cleaning, tree pruning, lawn scarifying and aerating are still in high demand.
Forecast Sales and Margins
The first year revenues are predicted to £224,000 increasing by 13% for years two and three. Gross margins are forecast at 32%. Initial start-up costs to equip the business are £3,000 with a van being purchased via a three year lease. The majority of the costs are labour with materials purchased from a wholesaler and marked up by 50%.
The company is managed by Daniel Sanders and Graeme Warwick with three general labourers being employed in the peak season.