How to Start a Landscape Career
Q: I work full time but I have aspirations of becoming the best lawn service/landscape company in my area.
Can you recommend a starting point, from an educational standpoint, and where I can obtain the certifications needed to reach this goal?
A: I have a Five-Step Program for you:
#1 Call your local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASKUGA-1 and find out about upcoming pesticide license exams.
You are required to have a pesticide license, a pesticide contractors license and a business license before you start. See How to Choose a Landscape Company
#2 Attend professional landscaper meetings which can be found at MALTA.
#4 Get a free subscription to Landscape Management magazine.
#5 Start advertising, making money and enjoying your new career!