WANTED: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers


For decades, Billy Goodnick has been showing people how to create sustainable landscapes – and how to ditch their lawns. But don't think of me as a "bad guy," he says.... more

 
 

Growing Your Business


Business Articles
Every business owner wants to grab more of his or her market share every year. In today’s slowly improving economy, people are shopping services and are more cautious in the way they spend their money. You have to be thankful that during slow economic times, people stay closer to home and are more aware of their homes and their landscapes. They will still spend money to keep up their number-one investment, their home.   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Trucks


Trucks
Trucks aren’t just a means of transportation. They are a contractor’s personal ware- house on wheels. Whether you’re running heavy or light-duty vehicles in your company’s fleet, commercial trucks have the same function for the contractor that toolboxes have for the handyman—except they’re much bigger.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Keep Your Nose to the Grinder


Landscape
When Kevin Grady made the decision to leave his well-paying corporate job, it was a dangerous move: at the time, he had three kids in college. While he knew he’d be happier leaving, he had no idea how he was going to support his family. In other words, he was stumped.    More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Irrigation: Generate More Revenue


Miscellaneous
Servicing lawn irrigation systems can be a very profitable item to offer your customers. It’s easy to become overly focused on installations as a source of income, but servicing is a profit center that should not be overlooked.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007

Mowers...Find Your Fit


Landscape Maintenance
YOUR BUDDY IN THE NEXT TOWN JUST bought his company a great new mower. According to him, it's a true marvel of speed and efficiency. In fact, he's going to buy two more.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Pruning Trees with Your Feet on the Ground


Tree Care
A landscape maintenance contractor has just finished work on a residential yard. The homeowner asks the contractor to take a look at one of her trees while he’s there. Several large branches are growing into an overhanging balcony and the owner wants the tree cut back a few feet.   More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Getting an Edge in Tough Times


Business Articles
Having been involved in the green industry for more than 30 years, I am hard pressed to remember a time so difficult for our industry. In particular, we are facing a very challenging economy.    More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 JON EWING

H-2B...Get the Facts


Business Articles
The H-2B program was designed to legally and temporarily supply immigrant workers to American industries that struggle with labor shortages, especially those in the service areas (hotels, restaurants) as well as seasonal businesses. So now, with a lagging economy and unemployment rates reaching record highs, the need for the program no longer exists, right? Wrong.    More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

Grow Your Sales with Sprinkler Retrofits


Business Articles
Spring is here and the season is beginning. What are you doing to jump-start your business? Are you thinking to yourself, “What can I do to generate more revenue?    More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Landscape Maintenance—An “A-Ticket” Ride


Landscape Maintenance
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

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