Hi, my name is Matt and first I would like to tell you a
little bit about myself. I`m 18 years old and just graduated high school
this year. I have always dreamed of starting my own business one day, I don`t
know why but I have had this dream as long as I can remember. I plan on going
to collage in the fall.
To tell you what this post is mainly about, I would have to say that I would like to start some kind of small project landscaping business and have a few friends help me. Doing small project that would help make people lawns more enjoyable while gaining experience to take on medium size projects. I would eventually love to be able to do water gardens. It would make me extremely happy to see people be able to enjoy their yards more and spend more time outside experiencing nature in their own yard in an environment where they could relax from a busy day at work and escape from the stresses. One of my dreams is that people would spend more time outside like they did before my generation and just talk, but I don`t think there is much appeal in that now day because a lot of yards just don`t seem that inviting, even to the people that live there.
I have recently discovered in the last year that I really enjoy landscaping and have a passion for it while doing a project for a relative of mine. I was raised around gardening my whole life and have always enjoyed beautiful landscaping, but until this last year all the stuff I have taken part in has been fairly small scale; planting flowers, growing flowers, setting up flowerbeds and the like. The project I did for one of my relatives last summer was tiring 1/3 of her backyard (garden home size), planting some flowers, setting up some flower beds, removing unwanted plants and bushes. I also plan to fix a drainage pipe improperly installed (done at construction of the house) in her backyard that has been damaged and no longer works and replacing it with a French drain to also help with her yard retaining water after it rains, sometimes for a day or two.
I really enjoy this type of work and I would love to do more of it for other people. While I`m driving around town (I live around
I have talked to people about their landscaping around their homes and about gardens and landscaping in general and the majority of them would really love to have their homes improved but for different reasons have not taken the steps. I have found that they either think it cost to much money, don`t know where to begin, don`t know any landscapers, or think they do not have time to take care of it after its done. I`m sure there are other reasons and if you know any please let me know.
Anyways back to my main point of why I started this new topic. I would like to do more landscaping and maybe start my own business but I`m not sure where I need to start at all. I don`t know weather I should start a small informal landscaping business (kind of like when your in high school and you cut peoples yards for extra money) or if I should start s small formal business, taking on small jobs while building up experience until I can handle medium size jobs and so on.
I guess I`m looking for suggestions about where I should go form here, weather I should go any where at all or put it off till I get a year or so in collage done first. (I plan on taking a few landscaping courses in collage as a minor or second major)