Many modern homeowners don’t have spare time to dedicate to yard maintenance. A well-groomed landscape is still important to many homeowners, but they choose to outsource maintenance tasks to a professional landscaper rather than attempt to care for their yards alone.
Landscaping companies can significantly increase profitability and attract more customers by diversifying the services they are able to offer.
Purchasing a skid steer can give your landscaping company a competitive edge over other landscapers in your area by allowing you to better meet the needs of homeowners entrusting your company with the appearance of their yards.
Clear Brush and Debris
An existing plot of land must often be cleared of overgrowth and other debris before it is suitable for landscaping. Without a skid steer, you will have to call upon a construction company to complete the clearing of the land before your company can begin designing a landscape for your client.
A skid steer can be equipped with a specialized attachment known as a root grapple to help clear land with ease. A root grapple streamlines the clearing of a plot of land by performing multiple jobs in a single pass. The grapple attachment can easily rake away debris, keep this debris in a compact pile for easy relocation, and smooth out the surface left behind.
Your employees will be able to handle any major landscaping job with the help of a root grapple. The attachment lets you see a project through all phases of development- from the clearing of the land to completion.
Sculpt the Land
Once all debris has been removed from an empty plot, you will need to sculpt the surface of the land to create a base for your landscape design. A skid steer can come in handy when sculpting a client’s landscape.
Attachments can be used to help smooth out rough spots, sift rocks and dirt clods from the topsoil, and spread quality fill dirt into depressions to create a level surface. The diversity of a skid steer allows you to reduce the amount of time it takes to prepare a piece of property for the installation of a new lawn or retaining wall structure.
The land will be easier to seed, develop, and maintain after landscaping is complete when your company relies on a skid steer equipped with the right attachments to sculpt the land to suit the unique needs of your clients.
Install New Fencing
The addition of a fence is something that interests many homeowners. A fence can add to the security and privacy of a residential property, making the property more valuable over time. Many landscapers rely on hand tools and manpower to install fencing. While this approach can work for a small property, fencing in a large yard by hand can take much too long.
You can add fence installation services to your landscape company’s service menu when you make the choice to invest in a skid steer. The skid steer can be equipped with a hydraulic auger attachment to drill out post holes with ease.
A concrete bucket attachment lets a skid steer operator place fence posts with ease. The amount of time and labor required to construct a residential fence with the help of a skid steer is minimal, allowing you to generate a profit by providing fence installation to your customers.
Skid steers, and the attachments that go along with them, can be valuable tools in helping you expand and diversify your landscaping company.
If you are looking to add skid steer attachments to your inventory, contact Steve’s Equipment Attachments. We can help you find the right attachments and provide secure shipping so that you can immediately begin to expand your landscaping business.