How to Start in the landscaping business

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Shane472, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. Shane472

    Shane472 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I am a student in my final year of high school and I'd like to pursue landscaping as a career. I was just wondering what kind of courses I should take. Any help would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Posts: 776

    Start looking into colleges with 2 or 4 year degrees in some form of green industry discipline.
     
  3. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    I would strongly urge you to get a part time job with a landscape company....one that does stone work, bed installs, plant installs etc. I did this all thru college and some of the things I learned 25 years ago I still use today. You will also find out just how hard this work is and whether you like it enough to bust your butt like most of us do day in day out. After all these years I still love this business....and that is what will make you successful.
     
  4. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi Shane,

    There is a Just Getting Started in Business forum on this site. You may find a lot of valuable information there!
     

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