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"First you build your castles in the air, then you build the foundations under them."
   - Henry David Thoreau

How to start and run a profitable, fun
lawncare and landscape business

Starting a landscaping business My name is Ken LaVoie, owner of LaVoie's Landscape Mgmt. Inc. and author of this package. This book (and optional package of support materials) is based on the knowledge and experience I've accumulated during twenty-three years in business. I will do my best to teach you how to start a profitable lawn care business OR overhaul your exising one. My goal is to give you what you need to create a great little business and earn an above average income with benefits. I take pride in this material: I've put my name on it, and I stand by it with a 6 month money back guarantee. If you don't feel it's delivered value to you, I don't want you to pay for it.

Listen to our recent interview on the GopherHaul radio show HERE

Benefits I believe you'll recieve by purchasing this book or package:

  • Credible, time-tested information from a 27 year veteran: I use all these techniques in my own lawn care business and I know firsthand that they work.
  • It's instantly downloadable (unless you choose paperback or cdrom version)
  • You can avoid some common mistakes you might make otherwise.
  • Can help you decide if this is the business you really want to be in

What's the difference between the book, the ebook and the whole package?:

The book alone is available in either downloadable pdf format, (AND now Kindle format) or as an actual paperback. The package is simply the book (either ebook, Kindle or paperback) combined with the extra material: A Quickbooks company file; my actual company operations manual; estimating forms, calculators, and tools; sales and client letter samples, and email coaching. (a complete list is further below)
My association with you has tripled my business and moved me ahead at LEAST 3 years from where I'd be if I tried to figure it all out myself. Using the techniques in your "How to start a lawn care business" program has definitely saved me time, frustration AND MONEY! Thank you!

Jeremy Mushero
JM and Sons Lawn Specialists

Some tips you'll received:

  • One classification tip that can save you thousands in worker's comp insurance
  • Several tips that will cut your office time considerably
  • Some tips on what equipment to buy and what NOT to buy - specific brands and models
  • Some resources for buying equipment parts as much as 50% off the dealer's price
  • How to use your equipment to work 50%-100% faster
  • Sub contracting tips


  • Our 164 page eBook / Kindle Book "How to start a lawn care business a whole NEW way" complete with tips on what equipment to buy, how to use it, tips on office setup, finances, marketing, with a "how to" section for each task. Also included is a resources list that can save you alot of trial and error.


  • Copy of the inspirational "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill (pdf format)
  • Email support and consultation for one year
  • My Own Company Operations Manual (VALUE $125)
  • Estimate forms with specific language and legal disclaimers for basic, planting, lawn installation and snow removal bids (VALUE $55)
  • Letters of instruction for after care for lawn and plant installation (VALUE $23)
  • 12 Letters to send clients for price increase, "welcome back", etc. (VALUE $25)
  • Sub contractor, legal NDA, and non-compete agreement (VALUE $450)
  • Our payment formula document for our subcontractors (VALUE $20)
  • Sample route sheets and work lists that we use to stay efficient (VALUE $20)
  • Mulch, seeding and hedge trimming estimator (excel) (VALUE $50)
  • Recorded times for various landscape tasks (VALUE $50)
  • Spring and fall "ready prep" lists (VALUE $10)
  • Complete Quickbooks™ company setup - (worth the price of this program in time savings alone!) (Must have Quickbooks™ 2012 or newer, sold separately.) (VALUE $250)
Some technical topics covered in the book
  • Mowing and Trimming 50% faster
  • Spring and Fall cleanup
  • Hedge Trimming and Pruning
  • Edging and Bark Mulch
  • Installing Annuals

Thank you for the great tips in your book - the formula came in very handy in givng a quote for a 1 1/4 acre yard with roses, hedges, fruit trees, tons of bedding plants and lots of grass! We thank you again for writing the book and for all the great tips... AND - being born again Christians we really, really LOVE that you reference the Lord and faith - far too often people are afraid to include those references

Chuck and Michele Williams
Plant it Green Care
C&M Landscaping

That is a great book! I read it and it is very professionally done...nice work!

Awesome book for beginner, Highly recommended and VERY reputable and Honest
Hi Ken,
I really liked your book. I think it hit home and the more others know about it the more they will read it.
How to Start a Lawn Care Business a Whole New Way! is the title of the book and it is one of The Lawn Blogs must reads. There are a lot of books on this topic out there but only a few can capture its reader. This book when you start to read it you want to finish are able to take something with you, and apply it to your business. Great job Ken! We look forward to any future works.
  The Lawn Blog

Recommended by Gopher Lawn Business Software - Watch a short video about our book and program from Read some excerpts and reviews at the Lawn Blog here

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learn how to start and run a profitable one or two man lawn mowing or landscaping business using time management, focusing on a higher purpose, and the strategic use of lawn and landscape sub contractors.