When starting out in the lawn care industry, you may be considering whether or not to bond your lawn care business. It's a matter of personal discretion that a business owner bases on how many clients they intend to take on while in operation. If you are only maintaining a few lawns a year the need for bonding isn’t as prevalent. If you have a larger company with many employees, it's best to invest in the added protection for liability reasons.
The idea that being licensed and bonded makes a business more credible does hold some truth. Some customers believe that it's a requirement for the company that they work with to be both. That isn't necessarily the case because each state dictates the types of licenses, if any, that are needed to be in the lawn care business. Bonding is more for the company than it is for the customer in many cases because of the protection it provides.