15 Landscaping Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

15 Landscaping Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a landscaping business in 2021?

We put together 15 of the best landscaping businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other landscaping businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a seeds business ($4.8M/year)

Parker Garlitz from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA started True Leaf Market over 47 years ago, a seeds business.

  • Revenue: $400,000/ month
  • Founders: 4
  • Employees: 95
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Our history is a little complicated because True Leaf Market as a business is the culmination of several businesses that all came together. There are various threads that weave together. I’ll start with my thread first.

In 2000, my sister Kaitlin had graduated from High School and was preparing for college. At the time I ran a small business repairing laser printers and selling printer supplies. I had started that business in 1990 serving my local area but soon discovered the Internet as a way to reach a wider market. I listed a refurbished NeXT Laser Printer on the UseNet in 1995 and ended up selling it to someone in Portugal. In 1995, that was just completely crazy to me. I was hooked and got obsessed with marketing online and by 2000 was doing much more revenue online than I was doing with the original local business. Bottom line is, I spent years in front of a computer learning how to market online by simple trial and error.

Kaitlin approached me about helping her start an online business in order to pay her way through college. We brainstormed and decided to focus on something she was passionate about. Kaitlin is a vegan and was getting into growing and juicing wheatgrass. We decided to partner up and sell wheatgrass growing kits and juicers online. We started in my garage. She would run the business day-to-day, and I would handle the online presence and marketing. We founded Living Whole Foods, Inc., and launched our first website.

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2. Start a backyard plant nursery ($60K/year)

Debbie Odom from Georgia started CamelliaShop over 14 years ago, a backyard plant nursery.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Georgia

In 1991, I had the life-changing opportunity to become a part of Gene’s Nursery, one of the oldest nurseries in Savannah Georgia.

When I had the opportunity to leave my office job and get my hands into soil, I was happy and I was hooked.

Gene’s Nursery has its roots firmly planted in our quaint historic coastal city and it’s passion was the Camellia. Camellias are ornamental shrubs that produce brilliant blossoms during the fall and winter. They are the most unique flowering shrub species found today and are considered the Queen of Ornamental shrubs.

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3. Start a landscaping business ($13.2M/year)

Terry Morrill from SUN VALLEY started Pacific Outdoor Living over 22 years ago, a landscaping business.

  • Revenue: $1,100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 82
  • Location: SUN VALLEY

It hasn't always been easy. I've had many different businesses over my life. I first started purchasing, renovating, and reselling apartment buildings. I started with a 5-unit building in Los Angeles and after selling it successfully, I purchased a completely dilapidated 66-unit building that scared me to death! But I made it through and over those first years made over one million dollars.

I rolled the dice and continued to buy, renovate, and sell until the bottom dropped out of the market. On January 17, 1994, the Northridge Earthquake devastated Southern California. During this period there was a negative migration in Los Angeles and our vacancy rates hit 40%. Being unable to support the mortgages, I lost all of my properties - over 250 units.

From 1994 to 1999, I started a company from scratch that built homes in Mexico. I sold insurance, ran an automatic door company, was the general manager for a bicycle specialty company, and sold copper pipe.

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4. Start a hydroseeding business

Examples of a successful hydroseeding business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a hydroseeding business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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5. Start a lawn care service

Examples of a successful lawn care service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a lawn care service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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6. Start a weeding service business ($600K/year)

Examples of a successful weeding service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a weeding service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Rasmus Clarck Sørensen's story on creating Getting Married in Denmark a read:

Hello! Thank you so much for speaking to us today!

The Complete Service is the opposite of The Essential Service, it costs more but we handle the entire process for the couple!

We have gone from doing 5 to 10 weddings a month to 80 to 100 weddings a month in 4 years.

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Rasmus Clarck Sørensen, on starting Getting Married in Denmark ($50,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a gardening business

Examples of a successful gardening business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gardening business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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8. Start an interior landscaping business

Examples of a successful interior landscaping business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a interior landscaping business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start a pest control business

Examples of a successful pest control business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pest control business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a landscaping supply rental

Examples of a successful landscaping supply rental:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a landscaping supply rental:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start a herb gardening business

Examples of a successful herb gardening business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a herb gardening business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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12. Become a florist

Examples of a successful florist:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a florist:

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13. Start a party rental business

Examples of a successful party rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a party rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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14. Start a landscape designing business

Examples of a successful landscape designing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a landscape designing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start a christmas tree farm

Examples of a successful christmas tree farm:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a christmas tree farm:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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