Hey everybody! I have been lurking on these forums for some months now, contemplating the idea of getting into the lawn care business. Talking to dealers, crunching numbers, putting out feelers to see if it would go, etc. One positive thing is that the fellow we bought this house from had a good business going...until he started drinking and doing drugs and lost everything he had...but, I am getting off track. My question is, aside from the general mechanics of cutting, trimming, edging, etc. how would you think it best to educate yourself about the other aspects of this business? Such as grass types and preferences, fertilizer, best ways to care for the grass, etc. Just pick it up as you go along? Which I personally think would be the wrong answer, but that's just me... To do some independent reading by getting some books on the subject? To take some classes about the topics? Basically, barring having the ability to take the time to learn it all from someone else, how did you learn what you know?