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To make a purchase, use our online order form or contact ALCC at info@alcc.com or 303 757-5611.

Landscape training manuals

Landscape training manualsThe Landscape Training Manuals offer industry information in conservation and sustainability; new topics such as aquatic plant maintenance in water features; greater emphasis on safety and communication; and more practice problems, graphics and photographs! The manuals include access to web-based videos in English and Spanish that demonstrate important technician tasks like sod installation, tree planting and pruning. This is a great tool for training employees and preparing for the Landscape Industry Certified Technician test.

There are three manuals, each available in English or Spanish: Installation, Irrigation, and Maintenance.

Cost: $70 per manual for ALCC members, $105 per manual for non-members

Buy any 3 and save: $170 per set of 3 for ALCC members, $255 per set of 3 for non-members.

Order online now. To download an order form, click here .

 

 Wage Study for Colorado Landscape Industry

2016 Wage and Salary Report for Colorado’s Landscape Industry

This report details the findings of a 2016 Colorado wage/salary survey for landscape company positions in landscape installation, maintenance, and irrigation as well as higher-level management positions. 
$40/ALCC members, $60/non-members
No shipping - delivered via email.
 

Electronic resources:

 Landscape business forms CD

Landscape business forms (CD)

More than 100 customizable forms on CD to help you run your landscape business.

$86/ALCCmembers, $116-non-members
Includes $1 shipping fee

 electronic file

Sample design/build contract
Free for ALCC members (click here), $200/non-members (click here to order)
No shipping. Members can link to free download, non-members will receive via email.

 electronic file

Sample installation contract

Free for ALCC members (click here), $200/non-members (click here to order)
No shipping. Members can link to free download, non-members will receive via email.

 electronic file  

Sample maintenance contract
Free for ALCC members (click here), $200/non-members (click here to order)
No shipping. Members can link to free download, non-members will receive via email.

 electronic file  

Sample snow removal contract
Free for ALCC members (click here), $200/non-members (click here to order)
No shipping. Members can link to free download, non-members will receive via email.

 electronic file

Killer contract clauses 
Free for ALCC members (click here), $100/non-members (click here to order)
No shipping. Members can link to free download, non-members will receive via email.

   More books:
 Rocky Mountain Landscape Design Guide

The Rocky Mountain Landscape Design GuideA manual to help Colorado residents develop landscapes well suited to the state's environment. 45 pages of detailed descriptions along with more than 350 full-color pictures of 200+ trees, shrubs, perennials, fruits, grasses and water plants. 



Additional resources available elsewhere:

 The Complete Irrigation Workbook

The Complete Irrigation Workbook, 2nd edition (2013, paperback, 186 pages)
By Larry Keesen

 
 

Pricing for the Green Industry, 3rd Ed. (2012, paperback, 208 pages)
By Frank Ross for NALP

Written by one of the nation’s most highly regarded green industry consultants, this popular pricing publication features hands-on explanations, how-to examples and formats, and more insight into how to deal with today’s competition. Topics include packaging your prices, valid pricing methods, and the tools you need to price successfully.

 
  2012 Operating Cost Study (2012, electronic only, 46 pages) 

Prepared by Profit Planning Group for NALP

How does your company's financial performance compare with other lawn and landscape companies in your area - across the country for that matter? Find out in the 2012 Operating Cost Study for the Green Industry report. More than 133 companies nationwide and from Canada contributed data from their 2011 income statements, balance sheets, and operating costs to this report, which features trending analysis for the industry.

2016 version coming soon!

 
   

Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountains and High Plains (2002, paperback, 128 pages)
by Celia Tannehill and James E. Klett

Planning a successful perennial garden in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains and High Plains comes with its share of soil and climate challenges. Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountain High Plains is a comprehensive guide to the best performing perennials based on performance results from Colorado State University's W.D. Holley Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC). This book is a necessary tool for the horticulture industry, landscape architects and designers, park personnel, the home gardener, and horticulturists in the Rocky Mountain-High Plains region.

 
 

Xeriscape Plant Guide: 100 Water-Wise Plants for Gardens and Landscapes (1996, paperback, 192 pages)
by Rob Proctor (Author), Denver Water (Author)

This guide takes the mystery out of Xeriscape gardening, referencing more than 100 water-wise trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vines, ground cover, grasses, and shade plants chosen to add color and diversity to any landscape. Each portrait is illustrated with color botanical illustrations and photographs, detailing the characteristics, landscaping use, and growing conditions of the plant. With the increasing national concern over water consumption, gardeners and landscapers will find Xeriscaping a practical approach to creating a landscape in tune with the environment.

 
 Xeriscape Colorado book

Xeriscape Colorado: The Complete Guide (2013, paperback, 275 pages)
by Connie Lockhart Ellefson and David Winger

With lavish full-color photography, wide-ranging advice, and comprehensive charts, water-wise experts showcase the Xeriscape principles that will let you enhance your property with less work and less water.Xeriscape Colorado's remarkable before-and-after illustrations help you visualize solutions to your own home-landscape challenges.

 
 How to Price Landscape

How to Price Landscape and Irrigation Projects (Hardcover, audio book or CD, 600 pages)
by Jim Huston

This in-depth book provides instruction on contract management, establishing annual budgets, estimating projects, special bidding situations, understanding market predisposition, tracking, reporting and more.

 
 Job Descriptions for the Landscape Industry

Job Descriptions for Green Industry Professionals (paperback, ~400 pages)
by Jim Huston

A practical, step-by-step, guide that contains over 95 detailed job descriptions specifically written for Green Industry professionals for virtually every position in your company to help entrepreneurs build a high-performance team that requires minimal supervision. This book contains information that will help you run your company better, smarter and more profitably. Also includes sample employment ads and incentive program outlines.

 

 

 
 
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