Have you noticed several houses that are newly constructed don't have grass, and you assume that the new home builders don't have the money for sod? If so, and you're looking to make a profit, starting a hydro seeding company is a great option.
You can go around and put down hydro seed in these lawns, and in the lawns of people who have poor quality grass, and turn a profit. Here are a few things you'll need to have to get your business going.
Used Hydro Seeder
A hydro seeding machine that can be purchased used and at a low cost can be a great investment, especially if you plan on doing a lot of jobs on new construction properties. The used unit will be easier to pay off, or to have it pay for itself because the price will be lower, and you won't be as worried about damaging it. Look through classifieds, at local landscaping machinery shops, like Bark Blowers & Hydroseeding Inc, and at local tractor part and supply stores for this item.
Once you have the machine for the seed you'll want to make sure that you have access to great grass seed to offer the clients that you'll have. The clients will want something that is going to thrive and grow quickly in your area, so find out what the best seeds are for your climate. Find out what the most popular and affordable options are to offer.
To ensure that the grass you plan comes up green and lush, look into getting fertilizer at a discount price that you can spread with your other tools. The fertilizer is going to help speed up the growth of the grass, and help to make it thick and soft like the homeowner wants around their home. These can also be purchased in bulk.
Marketing your new business venture can be easy, and you can call around to your competitors to find out how much you should charge, and what the average cost is in your area for hydro seeding. You can use online classified sites and forums, along with fliers in the doors or around the houses where there is a lot of new construction going on. You may even want to reach out to the local builders to let them know that you'll be offering the hydro seeding business services and what the costs will be.