Lawn Care Business Resources
Below are a number of sites that are worth checking out if you are a lawn care business owner or looking to start a new business soon.
General Startup Information
Entrepreneur Magazine - Lengthy 2008 article on how to start a lawn care business. Briefly covers most aspects of the business.
LawnTimes.com - Forum on all aspects of lawn care and landscaping including starting a business.
LawnSite.com - Lawn care & landscaping business forum.
LawnServiceForum.com - Discussions on commercial lawn care and landscaping.
GopherForum.com - Gopher lawn care business and marketing forum.
Business Plan Samples
BPlans.com - One of the best lawn care business plan samples available online.
EverGreen Lawn Care Business Plan - Business plan of a lawn care business entrepreneur who is leaving his job with a large lawn care business to start his own operation.
Dayne Landscaping - A fictitious business plan written by a marketing specialist.
PLANET - The Professional Landcare Network is an international association serving lawn care professionals among other groups.
Iowa Turfgrass - Home of the Iowa Professional Lawn Care Association.
Lawn Care Association of Pennsylvania - Organization representing the professional lawn care industry in Pennsylvania.
Ohio Lawn Care Association - The voice of the lawn care industry in Ohio.
Independent Lawn Mowing Contractors of Australia - Serving most Australian states, this site offers information for those wanting to start their own independent lawn mowing businesses. It also has a directory targeted at those looking for lawn care services.
Adelaide Lawn Mowers Association - An association of independent lawn mowing companies in South Australia. Site includes several interesting articles as well as a directory of lawn mowing
Magazines and Other Publications
Turf Magazine - A monthly magazine with content targeted towards lawn care and landscaping business owners. This site contains a lot of free content and is worth checking out.
Lawn & Landscape - A monthly magazine that provides lawn care and landscaping business owners with the information that they need to grow their businesses.
Green Industry Pro Magazine - National trade publication that provides the essential information that landscaping business owners need for success. Includes content on lawn care.
Grounds Maintenance - A monthly publication for grounds maintenance professionals. Includes tons of free content on lawn care and related industries.
LawnPro Software - Lawn care business software for billing, scheduling, estimating and more.
Gopher Software - Gopher's billing and scheduling software makes scheduling and billing easy for lawn care business owners.
Adkad Technologies - GroundsKeeper Pro is a business management software package for the lawn care and landscaping industries.
Real Green Systems - Service Assistant ® is the all-in-one field management lawn care software for businesses with a fleet of vehicles that need to schedule, quote, dispatch, route, collect payments, track vehicles, communicate in the field and more. The company also offers print, digital marketing, direct mail, and physical storage services.
The Toro Company - Landscaping and lawn care equipment that you can count on.
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