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Information on the landscaping industry?

I'm a senior in college and am pursuing a degree in Marketing but I've just now come to realize that landscaping is my passion. While I may go back to school for a seperate degree or certification, right now I'd just like to know everything there is to know about the industry to possibly prepare for a business someday. What are some good sources or articles that have tips and basics on everything about the landscaping industry? Thanx in advance.

Asked By: Dylan - 6/23/2008
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It's summertime. It is easy to get a job with a landscaper. Try it first. It is hard work as a laborer, but it would give you a real understanding of what you want to get into. The landscape manager or company owner will probably be happy to talk to you... More
Answered By: Deke - 6/23/2008
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As with most business, you make money by having others work for you. Being Ag related, pay for laborers is pretty paultry. To get to where you can support yourself and a family, you need to know everything about your speciality......you learn through school and working your way up. When you get to the point of being... More
Answered By: fluffernut - 6/23/2008
 
The green industry typically favors experience over degrees. Even if you had a bachelors in agriculture I would be able to make more than you because I have 10 yrs experience. Most of what I learned in college had no real world comparison to what real landscaping involves. I started in this industry as a little ole... More
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