Like any other art, ideal landscaping is something that takes a lot of creativity, a lot of skill and a lot of patience to perfect but once you have perfected the art, the final outcome of your effort makes it all worthwhile. In addition to being a very satisfying and relaxing job to have, landscaping can also earn you a lot of money if you are good enough and if you market yourself well enough. If you are someone that is currently working a regular boring nine to five job but you just happen to enjoy working with plants and gardens, you might want to consider starting up a small hobby based landscaping business.
Starting up your business
When you are first starting up your business, you will need to build up a portfolio. You can either work on your own garden by planting a few nice plants and placing a number of turfs in your garden to let your garden and lawn grow. This will take some time to become a master piece and therefore you will need to start fairly early. You may even offer to work on a few friends gardens free of charge in exchange for being able to get some pictures for your portfolio.
Make sure that you have before and after pictures of everything you do. You will need to do this at each stage of the process as well as have pictures of each area of your garden. For example, you will want to have a picture of your bare ground, then pictures of after you have placed the turfs in Bendigo and then the finished product so that your potential customer will be impressed with the amount of work that actually goes in bringing a garden to life.
Marketing your business
Once you have gotten your portfolio together, you can begin by creating a Facebook page for yourself and start uploading pictures of your work on the page. In addition to this, you can post some interesting tips and facts of interest to garden lovers on your page. You will need to do a lot of research on the subject before you have begun marketing yourself as a business in order to know all the processes and the techniques of the work you are about to undertake. You will need to have a range of different services that you offer at different rates such as simply beautifying a garden over a certain period of time to helping a client grow a vegetable garden in order to obtain organic food.