For Robert Moore, Sr., epiphany came after he had a chemical engineering degree in hand:
During that time, drinking beer on the back porch and looking at a puddle in the backyard, a guy said, 'Boy, I got lousy soil.'
One year out of high school, Michael Byrne made the decision to get into the landscaping business. He held a summer job at that time, repairing lawn care equipment at a mower repair shop.
Never afraid to get his hands dirty, Carl McCord, the son of farmers in the Abilene, Texas area, knew how to work the soil and grow plants. However, when he was growing up he thought he wanted to pursue other options and he initially chose a different green industry for his future.
The defining moment that would set the stage for the Kinkead family legacy came in the European countryside during World War I, when Robert Kinkead took note of the sickle mowers being used to manage tall grass.
As you lie in your
lounge chair and listen to the gurgling of a small stream and the
chirping of some nearby birds, the sun's rays are luring you into a nap.
The light touch of one of the plants near the water's edge tickles your
leg and you're awakened out of your
lazy daydreaming. You get up to look at the water and are greeted by
several colorful koi fish that dart playfully around beneath you.
WHATEVER NUMBER OF HOURS you mow per week, Brian Smith probably has you beat. As the owner of Agri-Lawn Care, Brownsburg, Indiana, Smith and his crews cut grass all day long, from seven in the morning until four in the afternoon, five days a week. They truly do mow lawns for a living.
Hear that giant sucking sound? It's
money swirling down a black
hole called missed opportunity, never to be seen again. The opportunity,
which is often overlooked and an otherwise unconsidered profit center,
is found on the other side of the landscape drainage