Lawn/Landscape Books.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Acres, Jan 8, 2001.

  1. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm still new to this and was wondering if there was any good books out there on Lawn and Landscape. Nothing will compare to this forum but thought a good book might help.
     
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. MJ

    MJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had the same question so I did a Web Search for "Lawn Care". Lots of good sites to publications.

    Mick
     
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    at books a million or barnes ask for a title "how to open & operate a home based landscaping business" by owne dell published by "the globe pequot press" 1994, $15.00.... very broad & covers many topics ..... from legal to sample bids ....
     
  5. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've read that book. Its a handy reference.
     
  6. Chip

    Chip LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone read any of Phil Nilson's book's? I am very tempted to order a couple of them but the cheapo inside me doesn't like spending $40 or more for a book that I can't pick-up and page through first. I think I asked this question a long time ago when Phil used to post here regularly but never had any responses.
     
  7. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    His labor time data handbook (the first and only one I actually bought) is well worth it, the rest of em, at least the three he let me pick out for free, were a huge disappointment. One I sold, one I gave away, the third one is being used to level the leg on my desk.
     
  8. Hardy Enterprises

    Hardy Enterprises LawnSite Member
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    Phil has some good books. The time labor handbook I use regularly. The other books I pick up occasionally and reread to refresh my memory and see if I can pick up any new tips.

    Jay
     
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just rec'd a book from an auction on e-bay titled
    Turfgrass management (fourth edition) A.J. Turgeon.
    Its 96.00 on Amazon, I got it for 1/3rd of that.

    It is the most comprehensive text on managing turf that I have seen dealing with all aspects of turf. If you want to know your product then this is for you. And no I'm not a salesman.
     
  10. Lance720

    Lance720 LawnSite Member
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    Turfgrass Science and Managment (second edition) by Robert Emmons is also good.
    Lance
     

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