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 TitleAuthorDescription
Lawn Care & Gardening: A Down-To-Earth Guide to the Business
Mickey Willis and Kevin RossiThis expanded second edition tracks major new trends in the landscape maintenance business and tells how computers and the Internet can lighten the workload and boost earnings. As before, its chatty writing style makes complex subjects easy and lays out the theory and practice of better professional gardening. A big section on estimating and bidding goes step-by-step through a reproducible set of forms. Author Mickey Willis and her husband have built and owned a successful middle-sized company for well over 10 years. She knows profitable landscape maintenance and shows where personal and money paybacks are to be found in good environmental practices. The appendix adds a job description and company policy manual. It includes more print and online sources of trade information, as well as of tools, equipment and supplies. What was very good just got a whole lot better!
Start & Run A Landscaping Business
Joel LaRusicIf you like being your own boss and working outdoors and enjoy nature, you can start your own profitable landscape maintenance business. This book is perfect if you want to start from scratch or if you already work in the field but would like to strike out on your own. Start & Run a Landscaping Business will get you started in the fascinating business of professional lawn and garden care and will prove essential in helping you to shorten the learning curve you have ahead of you.The book gives you the basics of landscape maintenance, as well as proven systems for running a business. Written by an expert with over a decade of experience, the book includes an insider?s tricks of the trade. This book also covers snow shoveling and plowing, so entrepreneurs who live in colder climes can still make money all year round. More than 30 checklists, samples, and worksheets are on the CD-ROM in MS Word, MS Excel, and Acrobat PDF formats.
Landscape Operations: Management, Methods, and Materials (3rd Edition)
Leroy HannebaumAn ideal guide for those just entering the landscaping field, or for those already in the business who wish to develop and strengthen their management skills, this functional book ties together the myriad facets of a landscape nursery operation by focusing on the management, methods, and materials necessary to establish and maintain a successful business. Giving readers practical advice and key information, Hannenbaum shares insight gleaned from 31 years experience in nursery and landscape industries, landscape design, installation, and management. Covers a broad range of topics, i.e., technical information about lawn establishment; landscape design and installation; landscape construction; irrigation systems; and landscape maintenance. Also discusses important business topics as they apply to landscaping. New features include a section on construction methods for water features, and new appendices with weights and measures, conversion tables, and more.
Start Your Own Lawn Care Business (Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business)
Eileen Figure SandlinLawn Care Services Generate Plenty of "Green." Here's How You Can Reap the Rewards. The Lawn care business of today is a far cry from the days of the kid down the block with a push mower. In fact, the lawn care market is a $17 billion industry. With all the homes, business parks, apartment complexes, shopping malls and hospitals that need landscaping. It's easy to see why this is one business where you can really rake in the green. Your business can be as simple as mowing and edging lawns, raking leaves, and clipping hedges to applying chemical and fertilizers. Our book will tell you everything you need to know to get started in the lawn care business. Topics covered include: How to target your market What equipment you'll need How to hire and manage employees Record-keeping and accounting Where to find working capital How to estimate jobs And more If you like working outdoors, you owe it to yourself to buy this step-by-step guide and start building your own successful lawn service business.
An American Cutting Garden: A Primer for Growing Cut Flowers Where Summers Are Hot and Winters Are Cold
Suzanne McIntireIn An American Cutting Garden Suzanne McIntire describes how to plan a cutting garden, choose suitable plants, keep the garden in good order, and harvest a bountiful crop—all with charm and humor. Using both common and botanical names, she discusses in depth a wide variety of herbaceous perennials, biennials, annuals, and bulbs. McIntire includes information on topics such as the length of stems one might expect from the cutting garden, how many plants are needed of any one kind, when and how to sow seed outdoors, the heat-hardiness of plants, and strategies for coping with the effects of hot summers and cold winters.Suzanne McIntire is a freelance writer and seasoned veteran of gardening in northern Virginia. She is the editor of The American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for Young People.
The Essential Garden Design Workbook: Second Edition
The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden -- how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new U.S. case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition, and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting, and a guide to composting. Tailor-made for hands-on gardeners, the workbook approach is accessible, practical, and can be used to create a garden from scratch and to redesign an existing garden. Gardeners will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and find the right proportions for a deck. They'll also find tips on space, light, and color. Includes hundreds of easy-to-follow line drawings and diagrams.
How to Start a Home-Based Landscaping Business, 6th: *Develop a profitable business plan *Build word-of-mouth referrals *Handle employees, paperwork, ... top landscaper (Home-Based Business Series)
Owen DellMaking money doing lawn-care, landscape architecture, and garden work is a dream of many people—and this guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies they need to successfully launch and develop their own business doing so.
Theory in Landscape Architecture: A Reader (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture)
Here, for students and practitioners of landscape architecture, architecture, and planning, is a single resource for seminal theoretical texts in the field. Essential for understanding the specific connections that have been made between landscape and social, cultural, and political structures, Theory in Landscape Architecture reminds readers that the discipline of landscape architecture can be both practical and formally challenging. Covering the past fifty years of theory, this primer makes an important contribution to a student's emerging professional ethics.
Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards
Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards is an entirely new, definitive reference work for everyone involved with landscape architecture, design, and construction. Based on the 70-year success of Architectural Graphic Standards, this new book is destined to become the "bible" for the landscape field. Edited by an educator and former president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, it provides immediate access to rules-of-thumb and standards used throughout the planning, design, construction and management of landscapes.View sample pages from Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards.
Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Theory
The past decade has been witness to a remarkable resurgence of interest in landscape. While this recovery invokes a return of past traditions and ideas, it also implies renewal, invention, and transformation. Recovering Landscape collects a number of essays that discuss why landscape is gaining increased attention today, and what new possibilities might emerge from this situation. Themes such as reclamation, urbanism, infrastructure, geometry, representation, and temporality are explored in discussions drawn from recent developments not only in the United States but also in the Netherlands, France, India, and Southeast Asia. The contributors to this collection, all leading figures in the field of landscape architecture, include Alan Balfour, Denis Cosgrove, Georges Descombes, Christophe Girot, Steen Hoyer, David Leatherbarrow, Bart Lootsma, Sebastien Marot, Anuradha Mathur, Marc Treib, and Alex Wall.