1. The Nursery Business. 2. The Mechanics of Lawn Establishment. 3. Landscaping Construction. 4. The Mechanics of Landscaping. 5. Installation of Automatic Irrigation Systems. 6. Plant Materials: Use and Handling. 7. Lawn and Landscape Maintenance. 8. Selling the Products and Services. 9. Hiring, Training, and Retaining Employees. 10. Supervising Employees. 11. Work Scheduling. 12. Planning for Profit. 13. Labor Analysis and Pricing. 14. Labor Analysis/Problem Solving. 15. Pricing Materials. 16. Bidding and Estimating. 17. Starting a Landscape Operation. Appendix A: Professional Organizations. Appendix B: Suggested Reading. Appendix C: Measurements and Weights. Index.