We have put together a reading list of the best lawn care books so you can explore landscaping ideas, find information about best practices for running a lawn care business, and learn about essential concepts like marketing.

Here are some of the best landscaping books we recommend.

Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Success by Cheryl Kimball

This book is a must-read if you’re new to the lawn care industry. It goes over all the basic concepts you need to be familiar with. If you’ve been in the industry for a while, we still think this book is an excellent read because you will get a refresher on key ideas. The book comes with useful worksheets and lists of resources.

The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn by Paul Tukey

Have you been thinking about adopting green and sustainable practices? This organic lawn care book is a great place to start.

This organic lawn care guide contains advice from experts on how to choose grass for organic gardening, how to get results without using chemicals, and many other topics related to organic landscaping.

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden by Rick Darke

We like this book because it’s full of fantastic ideas for landscaping designs. You will get to learn essential concepts for creating designs and developing functional spaces.

This book will help you create aesthetic landscapes, and it also addresses the topic of biodiversity. We recommend this book because we think it will help you upgrade the landscaping designs you offer.

Landscape Graphics: Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces by Grant Reid

We like this book because it’s a comprehensive course that covers all the techniques you need to master to plan landscapes. Being able to draw landscaping designs will help you present your ideas to clients, and will improve the communication process that takes place before you start working on a project.

The Professional Landscaper’s Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run Your Own Landscaping and Lawn Care Business by Michaels

We think this book is a must-have item if you’re launching a lawn care business. It covers a wide range of topics and contains a lot of practical advice that will help you make better decisions.

You will learn about choosing a legal structure for your business, how to select equipment or soil, how to price your services, and how to take care of bookkeeping, among many other topics.

Lawn Care Business Guide: The Definitive Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Successful Lawn Care Business by Patrick Cash

We recommend this lawn care business book because you will learn about getting new customers for your business. You will find some useful advice about generating revenues during the off-season, and some useful marketing tips. The book also comes with a lot of helpful templates of letters and forms you can use.

These six lawn care books cover a wide range of topics. Take notes when you read them, and don’t hesitate to go over the content more than once!

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