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How can i advance in landscaping? What great ideas i can learn from landscaping? Can Landscaping help me in the future as i strive? Will landscaping help me as i learn different Skills? How does landscaping help me adapt? How i can help myself become the best
Landscaper i want to be? Is being a landscaper capable for me? is landscaping fun to enjoy
When pacing your self? Can we start our own business as landscapers?

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Rob鈥檚 Answer

People skills. Remember it's not just about cutting lawns or bed cleanups. Get to know your customer, get referrals from them. Word of mouth is the best form of marketing/advertising since it's free. Start small and then determine if you want to get into commercial outside of just residential. Make sure you take care of your equipment and do regular maintenance. Understand costs like lawn mower costs x, gas lasts me x, grease, etc....
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Geoffrey鈥檚 Answer

Like all things, it helps to study the leaders in a field that interest you. Landscaping requires an interesting mix of artistic talent and scientific understanding of the underlying plant species. You need to understand the different plants and where they will thrive as well as what will be aesthetically pleasing. Look up "horticulture" to learn some of the more advanced techniques and areas of interest. Also, check out some local botanical gardens and talk to some of the workers there.
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Hayden鈥檚 Answer

Hi Christopher,

As someone who started and ran a landscaping company while in high school, it can be a great way to learn business skills and prepare you for the future.

Some of the two most important skills in any company are sourcing clients and keeping clients. These skills are transferable no matter if you decide to stay in landscaping or move to another industry. Focus on providing great customer service and learn to manage both your time and your resources.

Lastly starting and growing a business takes time. Don't expect success overnight but if it is something you enjoy, keeping working at it and learn a little bit more every day.

Best of Luck!
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Stephanie鈥檚 Answer

Hi Christopher! I think that landscaping is a worthwhile skill and career opportunity - one of my friends and his dad run their own landscaping business and really enjoy it. My friend did spend time working in an office, but really enjoys the change of being able to work outside -- by running their own business, they get a little of both worlds. It is also a great opportunity to build your endurance and potentially see the fruit of your labor (see what I did there?) haha.

With any career, learn as much as you can from mentors and leaders that inspire you. Some days are hard, but try to take each as a learning experience or lesson (even if the lesson simply is that some days are just hard). On the hard days, remember that it is a temporary thing and it will get better.

Even if you move on to other industries in the future, the lessons learned from working hard and building a solid work ethic in landscaping will carry over to other places.
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