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Old 06-09-2015, 05:48 PM
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Started a new lawn care business and I am considering getting the landscape and horticulturist license. All I am wanting it for is to trim hedges and bushes for some of my clients. Is this the correct license for that? Also, does anyone have the study material that I could get from them instead of ordering a 70$ study guide book that I am guessing is going to be broad information? Any info will help. Thanks guys
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:58 AM
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Yes that is the correct license for trimming hedges, the study guide is well worth the $70, it is a good source for future reference. The test has a variety of general landscaping questions and come specific to Louisiana plants and trees.
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:20 PM
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Bump for thread.....Just received The Louisiana Manual For the Environmental Horticulture Industry... Time to study for the next month or so......(any advise is appreciated)😉
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:02 PM
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I don't really have any useful advice. I'm gearing up to take the test again myself. I have my LNLA certification, but like someone else said, it's a prestigious/resume thing, not a license. I didn't study for the LNLA or my previous state license, because I worked in the nursery business for 6 years as a manager, and I was neck deep in it every day. Passed the LNLA exam with all scores over 94%...my state exam I passed with just 80%. It was tough, but the format was simpler. Took me about 15 minutes.

The LNLA exam was hundreds of questions, essays, plant ID, true/false, all fill in the blank, no multiple choice. It truly pushes you to absorb the info. But again, if this isn't something you're immersed in EVERY DAY, it will be difficult. Dan Gill is an amazing teacher and I recommend taking his review class for the exam. The book I received for the state exam was the same one we used for the LNLA review. I was lucky enough that Louisiana Nursery paid for my LNLA review and exam since I was employed there. I don't even remember how much it cost at the time (2012).

Best wishes, and you can e-mail me at beth@colorscapesla.com if you'd like to share notes/knowledge.
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Just the new girl that knows a lot about southern plants (6 years managing a large independent nursery) but not much about the business end of a landscape company. I've got a brand new truck and trailer, a push mower and a weedeater, and tons of hand tools, etc. Looking to build my business from the bottom up. Grateful for all advice and tips!
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:35 PM
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I don't really have any useful advice. I'm gearing up to take the test again myself. I have my LNLA certification, but like someone else said, it's a prestigious/resume thing, not a license. I didn't study for the LNLA or my previous state license, because I worked in the nursery business for 6 years as a manager, and I was neck deep in it every day. Passed the LNLA exam with all scores over 94%...my state exam I passed with just 80%. It was tough, but the format was simpler. Took me about 15 minutes.

The LNLA exam was hundreds of questions, essays, plant ID, true/false, all fill in the blank, no multiple choice. It truly pushes you to absorb the info. But again, if this isn't something you're immersed in EVERY DAY, it will be difficult. Dan Gill is an amazing teacher and I recommend taking his review class for the exam. The book I received for the state exam was the same one we used for the LNLA review. I was lucky enough that Louisiana Nursery paid for my LNLA review and exam since I was employed there. I don't even remember how much it cost at the time (2012).

Best wishes, and you can e-mail me at beth@colorscapesla.com if you'd like to share notes/knowledge.
Appreciate it! 👌🏾
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