How do I get into landscaping, mostly hardscape

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by JCLawn and more, May 25, 2011.

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok, I have a thriving lawn care business and I want to get into landscaping mostly because not many in my area don't do a good job. What's a good way to get into it? I have to much business to work for someone else.
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Quit Mowing and focus on landscaping.

    That or start a separate entity that only offers landscaping.
     
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    hum, I don't like that option lol next! No, I plan on hiring someone this next year, I want 2 divisions, but being that I have 0 experience, how do I learn about doing things properly?
     
  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    hey, your the guy to ask, I thought about going to MSU for this, a major in hardscaping or whatever they will call it and a minor in turf management. Do you think its worth the debt?
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    no i don't.


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  6. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is my natural inclination. lol
     
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ditto




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  8. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    so as far as learning, any books, software to play around with stuff, anything?
     
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I started with LEGOS and Lincoln Logs.



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  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    Been there done that. lol Also built farms with toys.
     

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