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Lawn Mower Safety


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YOUR COMMERCIAL MOWERS PACK a lot of punch. Their high horsepower engines make them very powerful machines, allowing your crews to cover more ground in less time.   More
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Landscape Maintenance—An “A-Ticket” Ride


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There are times when the landscape industry feels like an “E-ticket” roller coaster ride. For those of us old enough to remember, E-tickets were purchased at Disneyland for the highest and scariest rides in the park.   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Chippers Off the Old Block


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What if you could easily and relatively inexpensively expand your business without incurring increased operating costs? And what if you could accomplish this by adding only one piece of equipment...    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Retrofitting Your Business


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New. That one little word creates a sense of excitement like none other. When you're asked, "What's new?" the last thing you want to say is "Nothing." People are naturally drawn to the newest hi-tech gadgets, new store openings and new restaurant menus. Why should your company by any different?    More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

More Grind, More Growth


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Talk about a wrench in the works. Or, in this case, a tree stump. After completing a renovation for a client, the backyard turned out beautifully. All that was left was the ugly remnant of a once-healthy tree. For years, when you came across a stump that needed to be removed, you subcontracted it out. But times are different now, and there’s not as much work around as there once was. So perhaps we need to rethink and review additional revenue streams. Maybe grinding stumps could be one of these streams.   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Preventative Maintenance for Mowers


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“The best time to start a springtime revival is actually in the late fall of the previous year,” says Walter Cornett, owner of Walter Cornett Landscaping, Richmond, Virginia.    More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Next Generation Mowers Go Green


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In most professions, there is one central piece of equipment that you have to own before you can hang your company sign on the door. For electricians, it’s their ohm meter.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Maintenance: A Growing Business in a Shrinking Market


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Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s recession, 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. Others are significantly changing their business plan. Moving into the maintenance sector is one option. It isn’t easy—and it definitely isn’t for everyone—but for companies that have the personnel and personality to take on this challenging field, it can make all the difference.
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Monday, January 18, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Case Study: Exmark’s 21-inch Walk-Behind Mower

Exmark’s 21-inch Walk-Behind Mower


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THE SMALL, GATED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY OF MOUNTAIN Cove in Azusa, California, had almost become accustomed to the poorly maintained grass growing there.    More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 DANNY FASOLD

Winterize Your Equipment

Prepare Your Equipment for the Winter


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For many companies, that familiar chill in the air means it’s time to put some machines to bed for the winter. For others, it’s also a signal to pull out the snow equipment.    More
 
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU