Enjoying life and doing my best to make to most of the opportunities coming my way. I like being outside, decided to start a lawn mowing business in Melbourne region; servicing Darebin and Banyule areas. Launched on the 18th of December 2017.
Our business name is Good Mowing & Gardening; I have a younger brother that goes out and perform mowing tasks together. I love the time we spent together and learning as we go about quoting, dealing with customer service and marketing to grow the brand. Probably one of the best thing to come out as a family.
Our services at Good Mowing - goodmowing.com.au
We are currently only taking on mowing jobs, a bit of garden tidy up and small hedge trimming and tree pruning. We are looking to gain experience and increase our knowledge before expanding to other services.
Our challenge in lawn mowing - lawnmowingmelbournemetro.com.au
One of the most challenging and tedious tasks is figuring the right quote for overgrown grass, and increasing our route density to save us travelling and operation costs.
We have made a few mistakes already, like performing a lawn mowing task without quoting the client, their cost expectation doesn't fit within your budget in mind. We are keeping everything in mind for future reference and not to make the same mistakes.
A lot of lawn care and gardening competition
Because anyone can do the job makes the competition a lot more difficult with people underquoting and cheap, but we are continuing to stick to our rates.
We found that there are three types of people;
Just want it to mow - keep it the grass short - cheap clients
Mow but make it tidy, like to have their front lawn neat
Lawn maintenance, the ones that care about their outdoor space and willing to pay to keep their gardens maintain on a regular basis.
Loving our lawn care and gardening business
Despite the hiccups, nothing is like starting and taking control of your life and work towards your future. Working for yourself is more rewarding, and the payoff is huge. As we pick up more mowing clients and work, we want to expand with subcontracts or hire a part-time gardener to join the team, but that is something that wouldn't happen that hasty.