This blog post discusses how to price and estimate commercial landscape services, taking into account factors such as size of the property, type of services, location, seasonality, labor costs, material costs, equipment costs, and overhead costs. It provides guidance for landscapers on how to gather information about a project and factor it into an estimate.
Creating a budget is a crucial yet intimidating task for landscaping business owners. This document should be updated regularly to account for industry trends, customer buying habits, and cost increases. Start by looking at the previous year's income statement, and then make projections for each category: revenue, cost of goods sold, expenses, and taxes. Departmentalized budgeting can help create separate budgets for each profit center. Finally, divide the numbers out monthly to ensure accuracy.