Greensleeves Lawn Care

  • Membership: Full
  • Sector: Building & Garden Maintenance
  • Contact: Mr David Truby
  • Email: franchise@greensleeves-uk.com
  • Tel: 01484866566
  • Location: Unit 6 Technology park, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, HD8 9GA

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Company Overview

Greensleeves Lawn Care offers high-quality, affordable lawn care services that are tailor made to suit each individual customer’s lawn. Greensleeves has been operating nationally since 1998 and is one of the UK’s most established lawn treatment businesses. 

The franchise pilot model was established in 2000 and has been treating lawns nationally ever since. Last year Greensleeves had its most successful year to date with a healthy growth in turnover and an increase to over 60,000 customers.

Franchise Overview

The Greensleeves network has grown to over 88 franchises and is operating across the UK. Even in uncertain economic times, the potential within the lawn care market has proven to be enormous. Whilst the industry is showing healthy growth, it is still barely scratching the surface. With an estimated 18,000,000 lawns in the UK at present, there is more than enough opportunity to establish a successful franchise in this sector.

There are also a number of resale opportunities available for those wishing to purchase a lawn care business which is already established. 

Key Information

  • Network Size: 51-100 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £24,950
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £8,000
  • Franchise Location: Office/Van-based
  • Market: B2C

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Training

Greensleeves franchisees receive full initial training and ongoing support from a highly committed franchise support team of 7 people dedicated to helping each to achieve their own aspirations. Each new Greensleeves franchisee will partake in an initial 14-day start-up training programme followed by ongoing support from management.

The course content includes:

  • Lawn culture and nutrition
  • Weed/disease identification
  • Machinery and equipment handling NPTC qualification (legally required to handle pesticides in a commercial situation)
  • Health and safety
  • Marketing and business development
  • Administration
  • Business support

Daily Life of a Franchisee

The typical job of a Greensleeves franchisee is to analyse, offer advice and treat their customer’s lawns, visiting at least five times a year to ensure the lawns are lush, green and healthy. Services range from seasonal treatment programmes through to specialist applications such as scarification and hollow tine aeration, depending on each individual lawn.

To begin with franchisees will divide their time between treating lawns and completing the marketing and administrative elements of the business from home.

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