Instructional Books

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by NYLAWNMAN01, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. NYLAWNMAN01

    NYLAWNMAN01 LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys,

    Are there any books or magazines you can buy in Barnes and Noble or Borders books that i can do some reading and get to know the business some more, since I am new to it? Thanks
    Matt
     
  2. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do not know of any but some people on here have a packet that they give to new employee to help them you may want to see if anyone has something like that
     
  3. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,667

    This site is better then any book I know of.
     
  4. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Vikings you deffinatly have a point there
     
  5. NYLAWNMAN01

    NYLAWNMAN01 LawnSite Member
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    From what I have seen, I would have to agree.... Does anyone know of anywhere I could find illustrations on trimming and edging just to get an idea on how it is done properly.
     
  6. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
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    lawncaresuccess.com
    for some good info.
     
  7. jpang115

    jpang115 LawnSite Member
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    How to start a home-based landscaping business by owen e. dell $18and start your own lawn care business $15 by Eileen Figure Sandlin both of these books can be found at barnes and noble. I found that the book by Owen Dell was more helpful and more in depth than Sandlin's book.
     
  8. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
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    Some books I've purchased over the last 6 months, some for fun, are "Lawn Care for Dummies." Also, "Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Your Own Lawn Care Business." I also read "How to Make Big Money Mowing Small Lawns." Entertaining. If you need good bathroom-reading material, I would recommend any of the above, as well as Turf Magazine, which is a free subscription; you can find it on this site. Good luck and if you work hard, it will pay off.
     
  9. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,667

    That book is much more geared toward landscaping business ie. how to bid, how to make business plan, marketing, how to keep track of things, etc.

    There is no instruction on how to do anything that is work related. I haven't read the whole thing yet but he barely mentions lawn maintenance and he refers to it as gardening.

    If you want some insight into the business side of Landscaping then it looks like a pretty good book. I bought it from amazon.com.
     

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