How to Start Grass Cultivation Business
Maybe you have a racetrack in close proximity to your home, or you have noticed the demand for cultured grass and realized its business potential.
Our article will guide you through the steps you need to undertake in starting a grass cultivation business that can make you money in no time.
Grass cultivation is a good business, especially for those that have the green thumb for growing things successfully. What’s good about it is that you can just set up the business right at your backyard if the land is right! With this article, find out how you can use your backyard as a source of income while you do what you love most: maintaining your grass.
Choosing Your Land for Grass Cultivation
To start a grass cultivation business, the first thing you need to know is what type of lawn or soil you would be growing your grass in. The soil should have the ideal pH balance that will be healthy for your grass. You would also have to ensure that the area you’re using does not have trees with branches wide enough that can block sunlight out from your grass.
The next important factor in grass cultivation is the climate and weather of the area that you will be growing. If you are growing grass for your lawn, this will not matter because there are grasses that are suited for specific areas. However, since you are growing grass for business, you need a land in an area with a climate that is ideal for growing different types of grass that are in demand in the grass business.
Choosing and Growing Your Grass
There are many different kinds of grass that you can grow, but not all of them can grow money for you. The ideal grasses that you can grow would include the famous Bermuda grass that is used for decoration, and the clover grass that are fed to race horses. The clover grass is especially in demand now that standard breeds of horses are become famous in the racing tracks.
You would also invest a considerable amount of time in taking care of your grass, which includes picking out pests and parasites from damaging them. An investment in insecticide would be required.
Obviously, every business needs customers. Growing grass is similar to every farming business like fruits and vegetables, and that you need to establish contracts and agreements with specific customers in order to ensure the income of your business.
One way is to establish an agreement with race track owners that will permit you to deliver fresh clover grass of the horses. For a slight charge, you gain the ability to come and go from the stables everyday to conduct your business. Delivering grass to horse owners can give a profit of up to US$3000 for just under 400 hours in the summer.