Ran a search and didn't really find anything. I imagine that if my customers are willing to pay for lawn service, they're gonna want the whole package - plant,flower,schrub care as well as the obvious mulching. Any idiot can mow and make it look good.....well maybe not any idiot.......but the care of flowers, schrubs, etc takes a lot more trade knowledge and skill which I don't have YET. what do you guys suggest for honing my skills so I at least do not go into my first season blindly. I figured when a customer asked for services that I am unfamiliar with, I would do research but I would like to have a solid foundation of the basics beforehand. I remember using an electric hedge trimmer on some REALLY overgrown bushes on the property that my mother rented for us and because the hedges were in such bad shape, they were really hard to trim and so they didn't come out looking great. Any thoughts about good books or other helpful material. I heard that Home Cheapo offers some pretty informative classes on the weekends for stuff like that.