16 Best Resources to Grow Your Lawn Care or Landscaping Business

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The best way to start – and grow – a truly successful Lawn Care business?

Become a human sponge.

Soak up as much knowledge as possible. Doesn’t matter how young (or old) you are, you can always learn something.

The key is to listen to people who are already doing what you want to do.

Anything from:


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Here, I’m going to give you 16 of the best resources for growth. Let’s start.

Watch the 3 growth-focused lawn care and landscaping video channels:

1. Lawn Care Millionaire

From pushing mowers solo… to building a business that brings in $10+ million per year, Jonathan Pototschnik has it all figured out.

Most people think this channel is all about his business, but it isn’t. He started the channel as a way for him to share his advice – and help others grow the businesses of their dreams.

Watch this, and maybe you’ll be the next Lawn Care Millionaire.

2. Top Notch Lawn Care

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again.

This guy has one of the best lawn care YouTube channels.

If you want to know about equipment, setups, and lawn care “how-to’s” – this is your channel.

3. Brian’s Lawn Maintenance

From videos about marketing to pricing to problems with clients – Brian has answers to it all.

Brian has created a community of lawn care owners where everyone can support and help one another.

No matter where you’re at in your lawn business’ growth, everyone that watches Brian’s channel is going to benefit from it.

Here are the best podcasts to listen while you work:

4. The Profit Roadmap

The newest (and fastest growing) Service Business podcast out there.

Every episode has a huge dose of advice from Landscaping Industry experts, Million-dollar lawn care owners, and even guys just starting out.

Rich in content, and filled with great interviews. The two hosts take growth seriously… but not too seriously.

Our Favorite Recent Episode: Interview with Lawn Care Marketing Mechanic

5. Landscape Business Course

Great energy, and solid content.

Julio interviews Lawn Care Business Owners and talks about other growth strategies.

He’s good at picking apart the problems that smaller lawn and landscape owners face. You’ll hear content about:

  • Marketing
  • Equipment
  • Customer Service

Our Favorite Recent Episode: Office Staff 101 – What Should They Do? How Much Should They Get Paid?

Start reading the best lawn and landscaping blogs:

6. The Service Autopilot Lawn Care Blog

You’re already here!

Every week, we post blog posts and podcasts that are tooled to help your business grow. We cover:

Best Recent Post: The Best Trucks for Lawn Care & Landscaping

7. Landscape Leadership Blog

In this blog, you’ll find ways to improve your content marketing, talk to your clients, and more.

Chris Heiler and company have built a business centered around helping landscapers grow.

These are well written articles that get straight to the point.

Best Recent Post: Killer Lawn Care Marketing Ideas

8. Lawn and Landscape

The industry news magazine.

You’ll also find plenty of quick tips and articles where Lawn Care and Landscaping experts discuss their daily obstacles.

Best Recent Post: What Landscape Professionals Need to Know About Heat Stress

9. Turf Magazine

Another counterpart to Lawn and Landscape.

These guys focus a bit less on industry news and abstract concepts – instead, opting to get down and dirty with business operations.

Best Recent Post: Celebrate Smart Irrigation This July

These are the best books to grow your lawn care business:

10. The Lawn Bible

Want to grow greener grass?

Want to become the ultimate expert in all things lawn-related?

If you want to become the “Master of Dirt,” this is your new favorite book.

11. Profit First

When you start a business…

Money can get complicated very quickly.

…especially if your business is based on recurring services, like Lawn Care.

Mike Michalowicz’s Profit First makes it super simple to create a business that ALWAYS turns a profit.

12. The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working

What are the four main elements that increase your productivity?

In this book, the author argues we’re not paying attention to the stuff that matters – and talks about how you can fix this.

If you’re facing problems in your business that “just can’t be solved,” this is your next read.

13. The Dip

This book is unlike anything else you’ve ever read.

Seth Goden will teach you how to quit.

He’ll show you when it’s time to quit certain things… and when you should keep pushing forward. He teaches you how quitting can actually be a good thing and that successful business owners know when it’s time to throw in the towel on specific projects.

Through his very unique take on being a successful entrepreneur, you’re going to find out how YOU can be the best lawn care owner possible.

14. The Goal

Bottlenecks are the death of most companies.

Because if you stop growing – you start to lose steam. You get stuck in a rut.

This book talks about how important it is to set goals, and how you can create goals that launch your business forward.


Interested in reading more profit-building books?


Take a look at the “must-see” conferences for new lawn and landscape owners:

15. The Annual Service Autopilot Conference

Hungry for growth?

So are we. Everyone who attends the SA Conference is starving to get ahead.

This event is the perfect place to meet other Business Owners who are working to get to the next level.

Meet others, listen to talks stuffed with business advice, and see the latest software tools coming to the industry.

16. GIE+Expo

This is a great conference for the Lawn and Landscaping industry. It’s easy to buy tickets… but this one gets crowded fast.

You’ll meet and drink with tons of other owners who are struggling right along with you. It’s a good place to meet people, and check out the new equipment.

Warning: this one is filled with salesmen. Be prepared to get hawked at.


Growth on fire is this way…



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Conclusion

Most lawn care owners brag about their experience.

“I’ve been working in this industry for 40+ years…”

Yet, they’re stuck. They can’t admit that being a “man in a van” isn’t all that great.


There is a way out.

When you work smart, and when you focus your energy on improving your business…

…you’ll reach your goals – and shoot right past them.

If you follow the resources in this article, you can start getting unstoppable growth right now.


Related: The Top 7 Lawn Care YouTube Channels


Originally published Feb 13, 2018 7:15 PM, updated June 11, 2019 7:53 AM

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