Whether you are a new start-up or have been in the landscaping business for many years, landscaping tools are often one of your most costly expenditures.
Although the price of landscaping tools and equipment does not look like it will go down anytime soon, there are still ways that you can save money on these essential purchases for your business.
Read on to find out exactly how and where you can find all the best bargains.
Purchase used tools
If you are a new business with very little budget left to purchase tools, then you may want to consider buying used landscaping tools until you can afford to buy brand-new ones.
Although you may be worried about using used landscaping tools and concerned that it might make your business look unprofessional, as long as you make sure that the tools in question are safe and in good working order, it is highly unlikely that your first customers will notice the difference.
Rent rather than buy
You may think that it works out a lot more expensive to hire garden landscaping tools rather than purchase them outright, but this is not always the case.
If there are certain garden landscaping jobs that you do not carry out on a regular basis or specific tools that you rarely use, it is much more cost-effective to hire these landscaping tools as and when you need them rather than buy them and then store them somewhere when they are not in use.
Share with another landscaper
Although this may not be possible for all landscaping businesses, if you are a one-person operation, it may be worth seeing if there is another local landscaper who is willing to share tools with you.
Of course, you cannot expect to be able to use someone else’s tools without returning the favor, so the best option is to buy certain tools or see which tools you already own and then lend them to each other as and when needed.
Shop in the sales
There are certain times of the year when landscaping and gardening tools tend to go on sale. Most commonly, outdoor sales take place at the end of the summer when homeowners have put away their tools in time for the colder months of the year.
That being said, don’t miss the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in November, where you can grab some amazing bargains across all gardening and landscaping categories.
Look for lesser-known brands
If you can’t afford the big brand names in gardening and landscaping, then there are lots of smaller, lesser-known brands that you can shop with. Although these may not offer the prestige that the bigger brands do, they still provide high-quality, long-lasting tools that promise to do the job.
If you are not sure which smaller named brands to choose, it can be helpful to read online reviews and customer testimonials. Also, ask friends, family members, and previous colleagues for recommendations.