Benjamin Joseph | Tree & Lawn Expert
I have created this site to share my knowledge with do-it-yourself homeowners and also with entrepreneurs interested in starting a lawn care business.
A multitude of “interesting ideas” about lawn care and landscaping can be found on the internet by “garden” writers who never get their hands dirty. My hope is this site will help visitors separate the good advice from the bad.
My goal is to build an online source for growing healthy lawns that are better for your family, your property and the environment. A place you can visit to get your questions answered by professional turfgrass specialists.
It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun. I’ve met and helped people and have also received job referrals for my lawn and landscape business through this project.
I’ve been working lawn maintenance, landscaping and tree care jobs since I graduated from high school. I enjoy working with nature and being outside. You could say it’s my second nature…
My passion for landscaping was my inspiration to study turfgrass and horticulture sciences at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies! I’m a big-time college football fan). I earned a Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture. My education has not stopped at graduation – I continue to attend lawn, landscape and tree care classes and seminars. I’m also very passionate about trees and the proper care of trees, and I have earned ISA Certified Arborist credentials.
What is a Certified Arborist?
The ISA Certified Arborist credential identifies professional arborists who are trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture (professional tree care industry)and who have passed an extensive examination covering all facets of arboriculture. ISA Certified Arborists have met all requirements to be eligible for the exam, including three or more years of full-time practical work experience in arboriculture and/or a degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute. ISA Certified Arborists must work within a code of ethics and continue their education to maintain certification. The American National Standards Institute accredits this certification.