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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

Quality Maintenance Pays Off


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Times are tough and people everywhere are rising to the challenge by making do with less. Homeowners who’ve never lifted a rake or pushed a mower are suddenly turning into backyard do-it-yourselfers. It’s really kind of heartwarming . . . unless, of course, they’re your customers.    More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Making Sense of Sensing Devices


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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE—It might seem that way, since much of our earth is covered in water, but we all know that water is an exhaustible resource and we must do our part to conserve.    More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Plant Growth Regulators: More Color, Less Clippings


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It’s increasingly tough trying to keep afloat these days, no matter what industry you’re in. With the economy in shambles and many longtime businessmen now jobless, making sure your company stays relevant has never been more important.   More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Safety First


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IN TODAY’S ULTRA-COMPETITIVE business climate, every second counts. Any opportunity that allows you to do a job faster, better and in a more cost-effective fashion should be fully explored.    More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009