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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by scarymary, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. scarymary

    scarymary LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Hello, everyone, I posted in the just starting section, and couldn't get any replies. So here I hope will get some replies. I want to start my own landscaping business, however, I do not have any desire to do cut grass or do lawns. It seems that everyone and their brother have a grass cutting business in this area, but no one does actual landscape installations. I took a correspondence course in landscape design, and I am presently a master gardener intern in my home state. I want to take some other classes in the field to further my knowledge in the future. My question is would I necessarily have to do both lawns and landscape design in order to establish myself, or could I just make a decent living do design and installations? I have resources (people) I could get to work for me in either case. BTW, I live a relatively small community, but the outer edges of the city are growing by leaps and bounds. Please help.
  2. mak2

    mak2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Well, welcome aboard. I dont know anything aobut landscaping, I just mow. I felt bad about you getting any replys. Guess all the landscapers are out there making the big bucks, I am here becaseu it is raining. Good luck. There really is money in mowing.
  3. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    welcome i would def. take mroe classes you can never learn enough. you dont have to do both, i do but you dont have to. get a dump truck or dump trailer and advertise once people see you doing good jobs then more biz will come..good luck, do what you want to do not what others tell you

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