Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by eazy, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 51

    Just wanted to know how may people attended some type of school involving landscaping management, and if so what type of courses did you attend?

    Thanks for your time,
  2. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    I have a minor in horticulture...major in forestry. It helps with getting people to trust/listen to you. Nothing beats real world experience. Customer relations is most important in my opinion, can not really learn that.

    The degree is a necessity for getting the type of customers I want, and keeping them. IMO
  3. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 51

    So after 46 views, only one reply. I am guessing everyone started out like I did, You live you Learn type of school.

  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    I'm currently enrolled in the Turfgrass Management program (2yr) at uconn. I've been learning a lot of stuff, nothing beats hands on, but this definitely gives a lot more depth to the information.
  5. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    I started taking OH classes when I started my business. Best thing I ever did. Id say the best classes were Arboriculture, diseases of ornamentals, pests, and irrigation. Having a good teacher makes the difference.

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