When running your own gardening business or thinking of starting one up, there are some things that you may need to think about.
It can be difficult to drop knowledge and see things from the uneducated point of view of someone who does not have expertise in your particular field.
However, the gardeners with the most clients can often do this and can therefore connect with their clients, which in turn creates more clients.
With this in mind, be careful not to talk down to your clients, but give them as much education as you can.
You will soon have recommendations flying in, as you will be seen as the go-to person who knows what they are talking about.
Helping Your Client With Landscape Planning
It is really important that you share your landscaping knowledge with your client.
Although you cannot actually make the decisions for your client, you can guide them to what will essentially be something that will last for decades if it is kept carefully, and the last thing anyone wants is to have to redo any hard landscaping because it just does not work. This is why deer fencing is so critical, protecting the garden from wildlife keeps it looking great for years to come.
There are very few people in this world who, even when they do not know what they are talking about, will not take advice from an expert, and in planning a landscaped garden, this should be no exception.
If you can get involved as early on in the process as possible, this will save your client from making any costly mistakes, and it will also make it easier for you to add in any suggestions.
Be sure to carry with you a tablet or laptop so that you can show your client what you are talking about, especially when it comes to plants, as most people only know what looks nice and not necessarily what any particular plant is called.
It will also help your client visualize any suggestions that you make.
Perfectly Shaped Trees
When tree trimming, it is best to get the services of a professional trimmer unless, of course, you are one.
Make sure that there is the proper tree trimmer insurance in place, whether it is you who will be trimming the trees or another professional.
Tree trimmer insurance is very important as it will not only protect the person doing the trimming but their business and their client too.
Should your client suffer any bodily damage, medical bills, or property damage due to you trimming the trees, you will be glad of your insurance.
However, with this, it is important that the trees are trimmed to a flattering shape for the garden which they are in and that they are not left to go wild and bushy – unless, of course, the client wants it so.
Having well-trimmed trees can really give a wow factor, especially if they are the main focus on a well-maintained lawn or flower bed.
The Perfect Splash of Color
Adding the perfect splash of color can really finish the garden off and give a real pazazz.
Choosing the perfect colors can be a big job for your client, but make sure that they are aware of the colors that will complement their garden and any furniture or decking they may have, or what colors will contrast to make other items pop out into the foreground of the vision.
They may also need guidance on the colors, which will just clash and fight with one another.
Make sure to explain the visual importance of having a variety of different plants and when in the year they will bloom.
And always leave your clients with details on how to look after their new garden to get the best out of it if they are not looking to employ a gardener or you to look after it and upkeep it in its perfect condition.