How the Landscaping Industry is Changing
For the better!
The landscaping industry is changing every day. We started Jamison in December of 2015 and have seen many of changes ever since. When we were in our first year I would say the competition was not as rampant. You would see a good amount of landscaping companies on the road but not near as many as today. Today you see a landscaping truck everywhere you drive. I see this as a good thing. The competition is booming and competitive. However, only good companies will last. Companies that start up in this industry start off thinking this is an easy entry-level business to start. I will say they are absolutely wrong. There are so many considerations that need to be taken into account when starting a lawn care company. I will not dive into the details as that is top-secret information on how we have become successful in our 8th season of Jamison. I will give away one important piece of information: You need to take care of your people. Take care of your employees and take care of your clients. If you do those two things you will set yourself up for success.
In 2023, we are seeing a drastic increase in hourly wages that landscaping employees are requesting. I do not blame them, with inflation they really do deserve to be paid well and treated well. Our employees work hard mentally and physically in the hot sun, rainy downpours, flurries you name it. One of the reasons we have prices that tend to be on the higher end is because our employees are well compensated and thus enjoy doing the work and coming to work and enjoy caring for your lawn and garden. It’s simple. Treat your team well, and pay your team well and they will perform well for you. A landscaper is not an entry-level position. It takes years to become well-trained in all things lawn and garden. Our team does this for a living. While I am getting a bit off-topic. I want to say one important thing: It’s all about the people. At the end of the day, it comes down to your team and your clients. Love your team and love your clients. The landscaping just happens to come along with it.