Getting started

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mgarn, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. mgarn

    mgarn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Hey everybody I have been visiting the site for a while now, but this is my first time posting. I want to know how everyone got started. How did you learn to landscape? Did you go to school or just started working for someone in the industry and learned as you went? Thanks .
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  2. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,209

    i worked for another guy for 2 years read alot of books and took business classes in college and asked other landscapers tons of questions
     
  3. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,162

    I learn everything by doing it myself, Best of luck!
     
  4. GreyFlames

    GreyFlames Inactive
    Posts: 90

    I agree that this is the best course of action. A mix of school and work is ideal. Schooling gives you knowledge of things such as how to run a business and the different types of grass. Working for other companies gives you practical knowledge. By seeing what works and what doesn't by working for a landscaper can be invaluable as well as you may get a mentor for later.
     
  5. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SC
    Posts: 519

    First real job I ever had was landscaping when I was 15yoa, back breaking work and I hated it, but learned alot and now Im glad for the experience 28 years later
     

Share This Page