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Design/Build Companies Morph Into Maintenance

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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

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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

Lawn Mower Safety

Landscape Maintenance
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

Landscape Maintenance
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

Landscape Maintenance
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

Landscape Maintenance
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