hedge cuttingBusiness Plan for Gardening Services

This industry continues to grow at approximately 3.4% per year with 15,900 businesses employing over 64,000 people throughout the UK.

Plan your new 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 landscaping services.

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Gardening Business Plan Summary

The executive summary shown below is taken directly from the downloadable plan. See the example link above to download in Word now.

Hillingborough Maintenance Services Overview

Hillingborough Limited is a new company formed to provide professional design and implementation services including lawn cutting, fencing, shrub planting and general maintenance. The company is managed by Daniel Sanders with his partner Graeme Warwick who have 17 years combined experience in this industry.

Target Customers

The services are targeted at single professionals, couples and families between the ages of 25 to 65 who require a reliable hard and soft out door 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 local business that targets the higher end of the market with low to mid priced housing dealt with in the main town competitor 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.

Key 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 building 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%.

Staffing Requirements

The company is managed by Daniel Sanders and Graeme Warwick with three general labourers being employed in the peak season.