Want to learn!!!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by thorntonadvantage, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. thorntonadvantage

    thorntonadvantage LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Hi guys I'm new to the green industry and have a small lawn care company, but I would like to learn how to do hardscaping (retaining wall, walkways). My question is to you guys is how can or where can I go to learn how to do this type of work. Any tips you have would be really great.
     
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,636

    Honestly if you are green at this, your best bet is too work for someone first. You won't learn how to do this trade by reading books. At least not good enough to charge for it. Good luck.

    As far as research goes, try http://www.icpi.org/
     
  3. thorntonadvantage

    thorntonadvantage LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Thanks for the info now I will have to get myself hired by a contractor.
     
  4. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    Hey dude,

    Honestly, do a search. Specifically search for threads by "mrusk" and look to the ones from 2005 and 2006. He asked all the questions you could think of and got good replies. He's now looking pretty successful. Asking these questions now is just annoying and you won't get very good answers.

    Good Luck.
     
  5. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260


    No one listen to this advice!!!:nono: :nono: I never asked any questions! I was born a hardscaper! :cool2: :cool2:
     
  6. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    I was concieved as a hardscaper so I win :D
     
  7. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    hahaha you guys are halarious :clapping:
     
  8. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    Actually i did not lay a paver until i was 18.
     
  9. thorntonadvantage

    thorntonadvantage LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I appreciate all the advice I have received thanks again.
     

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