Thanks in advance as always for taking the time to provide your thoughts. Hope you're all surviving this lovely weather.
I'm about the enter my second season self employed. I do mainly weeding, mowing, pruning, general tidying, some planting.
I get asked a lot about lawn care. I wouldn't be touching the larger lawns I do, but was thinking of basically using a rake to scarify,then on the helpful advice of Jonny from Green Spaces I would overseed, fertilise and top dress on some of the smaller moss/thatch/weedy lawns.
My questions/concerns are this:
- I know this looks awful at first, do lawns generally recover well?
- I don't like to do things I have no experience of and charge so would it make sense to just charge for materials and offer time for free on a few regular clients until I see I haven't ruined their lawns forever?
- Is it crazy to attempt this with a rake, if doing it is a proper scrarifer the way to go?
- And finally is this actually worth it in terms of making profit. I do a fair bit of lawn mowing only clients so thought it could be a nice extra.
thank you! :)