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yard sodding

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JTS lawn care, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. JTS lawn care

    JTS lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    i was thinking about getting into yard installation this year like prepping the yard and laying sod. i was wondering if this would be a good thing to get started in doing. if so is there a lot of profit in doing this.
  2. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    I am a firm promoter of experience and education.

    Nobody should go into business without first gaining experience and education.

    You asked a question about a kind of work and timing - when you can answer that question correctly yourself without guessing, you will be closer to being ready to go into the sod business.

    If someone needs to ask a question that basic, it indicates that they lack the needed ability to do that work from a business angle.

    That's not meant as a criticism. It meant as a fact.

    If I did not know when to prune trees, and had to ask, then I am not ready for business. I need to work for someone and get the experience.

    Once I learn, the question is no longer needed.
  3. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    While I agree in some degree to the other reply, a good way to find out the answer is to ask. I have learned almost everything I know about landscaping from lawnsite, and picking through valuable threads here. Sodding can be profitable, but is hard work too, just as anything else in the world. Get a book. Search Amazon.com or half.com or ebay even for books about sodding, or lawn installation, or any of a million other techniques, read, and learn. OR, search here, read and learn. Either way, do some reading.
  4. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Yep, there is a lot of profit - however, you need to know what you are doing. I would work a couple of jobs with a LCO just to get your feet wet. Then ask your self if you still want in.
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    There is and always will be money in landscape design, installation, and construction. Knowledge is a must, and more profit means harder work. You will most likely need to get some laborers, and some new pieces of equipment. :cool:

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