Fierce Warrior Talent of The Month - Peter Sussman

Each month we are going to promote one of our Fierce Warriors so that you can support them in their passion and talent.


For the month of June, we’d like to introduce you to Peter Sussman who run’s Happy Pete;s Gardens. We sat down with Peter to find out a little more about his small business.

When did you start your business?


I started my business in January of 2023 after working part-time for a landscaper.


Why did you start your business?


I started it after doing a horticulture course at Centrelink, where I met a guy who had his own business, and I thought that I could do that with my Disability Support Pension. I thought about it for that night and then did a Centrelink business course and went from there. I have always like gardening because it’s therapeutic for me.


What Services Does Happy Pete’s Gardening provide?


We provide garden care, garden design, and pool cleaning. I like to use Australian bush natives, bush food and critically endangered natives. At this stage I’m a bit limited in what I can do as I don’ have a lawnmower, whipper snipper or hedge cutter yet, but if I get a client that needs their lawns cut, or hedges done, I’ll buy the equipment to do the job.


Do you have an ideal client or a type of client you like working for?


Not really, except that I want to make people’s gardens a happy place for them. I want them to be able to walk into their gardens and smile. Gardens are meant to be a happy place.


Do you feel having this business helps you with your disability?


Definitely…Gardening is like a therapy for me, I also like to make people feel happy in their gardens. Starting this business and getting booked for my services helps me build my confidence; it helps me improve my mental health as well as my physical health.


Where can people find you if they’d like to hire you?

They can ring me on 0425 289 998 or email me at

So, if you need some work done cleaning the pool or tidying up your gardens, please consider giving Happy Pete’s Garden’s a try. 


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