Former bartender turns misfortune into ‘Laid Off Lawn Care’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 16, 2020 10:46 AM CT | Published: April 14, 2020 11:11 AM CT
<strong>Scott Briggs shovels mulch out of the back of his borrowed truck while planting hydrangeas at a client's home in East Memphis on April 11, 2020. Briggs is a laid-off bartender who, rather than pulling unemployment, decided to start a lawn-care business called Laid Off Lawn Care, which has exploded with business over the first two weeks.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Scott Briggs shovels mulch out of the back of his borrowed truck while planting hydrangeas at a client's home in East Memphis on April 11, 2020. Briggs is a laid-off bartender who, rather than pulling unemployment, decided to start a lawn-care business called Laid Off Lawn Care, which has exploded with business over the first two weeks. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Scott Briggs, a laid off bartender in Memphis, borrowed a truck and turned his misfortune into a lawn care business that can pay the bills. 

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Drew Hill

Drew Hill

Drew Hill covers the Memphis Grizzlies and is a top-10 APSE winner. He has worked throughout the South writing about college athletics before landing in Memphis.


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