Earn some extra money with your greenhouse
Are you looking for a way to use your greenhouse to make money by starting a side greenhouse business? There are many ideas for starting a greenhouse business, but I just heard a great idea from an industry newsletter (Grower Talks) that I want to pass on to you. They were suggesting this idea to nurseries to make some extra money, but it would be easy for hobby greenhouse owners to put it into action as well.
We are in a housing slump right now with many homes on the market for long time periods. You may have noticed that several of these homes have not keep up with their yards or have not put much energy into planting new flowers since they plan to move soon. As a home buyer, our first impressions are important. When we drive up to a house that has a beautiful yard, it gets our attention. The opposite is true if the yard is not well-maintained. Curb appeal is critical!
So how does this relate to the hobby greenhouse grower? There are a couple ways you can supply a valuable service for people selling their homes. First, you could use flowers you have grown to landscape the homeowner’s yard for a one time service fee. Another great suggestion is to rent out your container plants and hanging baskets on a weekly or monthly basis while the home is for sale. Part of your service fee could be to maintain and water the plants.
It will be easy to find your clients by just driving through nearby neighborhoods and leaving flyers on the doors of homes with for sale signs. Also, you can network with realtors and educate them about your service. A realtor understands the importance of curb appeal.
There are so many great ways to use your greenhouse to make money. If you have any other greenhouse business ventures to share – please send us an email!
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