Getting started

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mgarn, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. mgarn

    mgarn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Hey everybody I have been visiting the site for a while now, but this is my first time posting. I want to know how everyone got started. How did you learn to landscape? Did you go to school or just started working for someone in the industry and learned as you went? Thanks .
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  2. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,225

    i worked for another guy for 2 years read alot of books and took business classes in college and asked other landscapers tons of questions

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,027

    I learn everything by doing it myself, Best of luck!
  4. GreyFlames

    GreyFlames Inactive
    Messages: 90

    I agree that this is the best course of action. A mix of school and work is ideal. Schooling gives you knowledge of things such as how to run a business and the different types of grass. Working for other companies gives you practical knowledge. By seeing what works and what doesn't by working for a landscaper can be invaluable as well as you may get a mentor for later.
  5. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SC
    Messages: 518

    First real job I ever had was landscaping when I was 15yoa, back breaking work and I hated it, but learned alot and now Im glad for the experience 28 years later

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