Competition in the land-care industry has quickly grown in the Bay Area, with cheap services from new businesses making it harder for established businesses to keep up.
The simplicity of starting a land-care service has made it easy for unemployed people to jump into the profession.
Landscape maintenance is one of the few trades not currently regulated by the state. That means anyone with a lawn mower and shears can easily set up a business, as long as they stick to mowing, trimming and general upkeep. Not even insurance is required.
There are now dozens of land-care providers in the Bay Area.
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