Know Your Resources
There are going to be various businesses of this nature on offer and the first thing that you need to do is understand what resources you have at hand. This will give you an idea of how much you can spend on the business.
Comparing Buying vs Setting Up
Once you know the resources at hand, consider whether buying the business is a better option or if you should opt for starting one from scratch. This is a very important question and one you need to carefully answer.
Look for Businesses
Once you decide that buying an existing business is the thing for you, look for landscape businesses that are available for sale in your area. You should be able to spot a few in your locality with the help of newspaper ads and internet. See what they are offering and how much money each business is asking for.
See what infrastructure is in place and what is its condition? You do not want to purchase a business that does not have the basic tools that are needed to run it.
Human resources are critical and be sure that the business you are considering has plenty of well trained personnel on board. Without them, no matter how good the infrastructure is, the business will never do good.
Do make sure that you select a business that has a good reputation and is well liked. It will help you as you will own a name already preferred by people and will not need to establish yourself from scratch.
Also look at what kind of clientele the business already has. If you can inherit some clients, there is nothing better.