How to Start a Home-Based Landscaping Business: *Develop a profitable business plan *Build word-of-mouth referrals *Handle employees, paperwork, and taxes *Work smart and safe *Adapt to new trends like sustainable landscaping *Become your area's top landscaper

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 6, 2010 - Business & Economics - 328 pages

Making 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. This sixth edition also features advice on marketing and selling one's services within “sustainable landscaping,” one of the hottest new trends in the field.

* Develop a profitable business plan * Build word-of-mouth referrals * Handle employees, paperwork, and taxes * Work smart and safe * Adapt to new trends like sustainable landscaping * Become your area's top landscaper


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Owen E. Dell, RLA, a licensed landscape architect and landscape contractor, is a thirty-nine-year veteran of the profession. He is also an internationally known lecturer, a writer, and a television personality. His award-winning projects have been featured in Sunset Magazine, Landscape Architecture, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other books and publications. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Visit him at

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