The sale of plant materials is the primary objective of the landscape nurseryman’s business. An installation service is also offered as a means of promoting and supplementing the sale of the plants. Serving homeowners more than other types of clients, the landscape nurseryman engages in small-scale projects such as foundation plantings, patios,
figure 17-13. Mowing is one of the most frequent tasks performed by landscape maintenance specialists. (Delmar/ Cengage Learning)
and installing trees and shrubs. The business seldom expands into areas such as construction or follow-up maintenance. As suburban living spreads, the future for landscape nurserymen looks bright. There is a good market of homeowners who want professional assistance in getting their residential properties planted but are then willing to care for the landscape themselves.