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Make Money Mowing


Landscape Maintenance
If you’re a design/build landscape contractor, we don’t have to tell you that it’s been a tough go over the last few years. if you’ve been smart enough and lucky enough to stay in business during this recession, when many of your competitors closed their doors, you’ve had to run lean and mean to do it.   More
 
Monday, January 14, 2013

Maintaining Your Equipment


Landscape Maintenance
One of the things we can count on in life is that nothing runs smoothly forever. If that wasn’t true, a lot more cars from the 1940s or even earlier would still be on the roads, instead of being the rare sights that they are. As with all mechanical devices, eventually something breaks or wears out.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Top Dressing: How to Profit from this Add-On Service


Landscape Maintenance
Recent improvements in application technology have finally made it possible for landscape professionals in all sectors of the business to provide this valuable service. Top dressing is already considered essential in the maintenance of athletic fields and golf courses.   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Zero Turning Radius Mowers


Landscape Maintenance
Every contractor and landscape service provider knows that the lawn cutting business is more a marathon than a sprint.   More
 
Monday, January 16, 2012

Landscape Maintenance


Landscape Maintenance
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s economic environment, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit. With fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding in different ways. Some are streamlining operations and putting their efforts into more creative advertising and marketing.   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Design/Build Companies Morph Into Maintenance


Landscape Maintenance
Have you ever designed and installed a beautiful landscape, just to see it become so overgrown that you´d never know it was designed and installed by a professional? Either the client let it get out of hand, or the person who was doing the maintenance really didin´t know how to care for plants. Well, who better to keep that landscape looking great, than the company who designed it?   More
 
Monday, October 17, 2011

Growth Regulators: Trimming Costs with BioScience


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How much time do you spend shaving every morning? No matter if you use an electric or straight-edge razor, or how close the cut, you have to shave again the next day and the next, and the next.   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

How to train your mowing crew


Landscape Maintenance
My mother always said, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” This worked fine when she was a homemaker, but once she started her own business, Mom soon realized that the only thing she was doing right by following her motto was making herself frustrated and completely exhausted at the end of the day. It didn’t take her long to adopt a new philosophy: If you want something done right, you have to train others to do it the right way and trust that they will follow your example.    More
 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Cover More Ground with Zero-Turn Riding Mowers


Landscape Maintenance
IF YOU THOUGHT THE TERM ‘GOING in circles’ meant spinning your wheels and not making any progress, when it comes to the landscape profession, you couldn’t be more wrong.   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Prepping Your Equipment for Winter


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Doesn’t it seem like it was only last week when you were applying fall fertilizer and cheering your favorite team to win the World Series? Now, Halloween trick-ortreaters have come and gone, the Thanksgiving feast is just a memory, and you’re starting to feel Jack Frost nipping at your nose.   More
 
Saturday, December 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER