Careers Business Ownership The Pros and Cons of Starting a Gardening Business Share PINTEREST Email Print Douglas Waters / DigitalVision / Getty Images Business Ownership Becoming an Owner Small Business Online Business Home Business Entrepreneurship Operations & Success Industries By Alyssa Gregory Alyssa Gregory Alyssa Gregory is an entrepreneur, writer, and marketer with 20 years of experience in the business world. She is the founder of the Small Business Bonfire, a community for entrepreneurs, and has authored more than 2,500 articles for popular small business websites. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 02/19/19 Gardening is a fast-growing business idea that can save customers' money and beautify the landscape while also helping the environment. Gardens can be traditional outdoor plots or created on a smaller scale with containers. Whether you are starting a vegetable garden, and herb garden or a flower garden, if you have a passion for gardening and a desire to help others' get their gardens started, a small business as a gardener may be the perfect business idea for you. The Pros of Starting a Gardening Business There are a number of reasons to start a gardening business, including: Professional gardeners are in demand among people who want to maximize the use of their land but don't know how to do it.The profit potential is high.You can partner with landscapers, garden shops and teaching facilities.You can specialize in several areas, such as organic gardening, natural pesticides, native plants, edible plants, etc.You can offer garden setup services, teach gardening and even provide maintenance services. The Cons of Starting a Gardening Business Some of the of the potential challenges of starting a gardening business include: You will have some big competitors, including stores like Home Depot and other large gardening companies.You may need to find a niche to compete in a crowded market.You will need exceptional knowledge of gardening.You will need extensive knowledge of organic materials, products, pesticides, etc.You may need business and tax licenses, as well as certifications.Your business may slow down if you live in a seasonal climate.