We hear about a shortage of labor that is a concern to all in our industry. We can get more business, but how will we be able to handle it If we can't hire additional labor, how can we grow our company? There are ways.
It’s time to think spring. Sure, warm weather is still a few months
away for most of the country, but for irrigation professionals now is
the time to plan for a smooth, successful spring start-up season.
the time spent on maintenance is one of your wisest investments
When winter begins to loosen its hold and spring is in
the air, a contractor’s thoughts turn to one thing: mowing.
Lawn care is the granddaddy of maintenance services, and
mowers are its favorite child. Yet whether you own one
mower or 100, your services aren’t worth their salt if you
can’t cut quickly and professionally.
Weed and Pest Control
Spring is here, at least in some parts
of the country. Soon little green
things will be sprouting up all over.
As usual, the sprouts will include
not only the plants we want but
some of the others, too . . . the
good, the bad, and the ugly. For
landscape contractors this means
finding ways to protect the good
while getting rid of the bad and the
ugly. In other words, weeds.
IT’S TAX TIME . . . THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN MANY CONTRACTORS
look at their tax bills and wonder if they could have
done anything differently. The smart ones do more than
wonder. They seek professional advice.
When we think of a pump station,
we’re usually thinking of water
purveyors who are pumping water
so your home can have potable
water for drinking, showering, etc.
Golf enthusiasts might see pumping
stations as a way to pump
water from one pond to another.
Hear that giant sucking sound? It's
money swirling down a black
hole called missed opportunity, never to be seen again. The opportunity,
which is often overlooked and an otherwise unconsidered profit center,
is found on the other side of the landscape drainage
As a landscape maintenance contractor, you will spend thousands of dollars
on these machines over the course of your business. For much of the year,
your lawn mowers will be operated on a daily basis. Yet unlike cars, trucks
or other pieces of equipment, the contractor often does a minimum amount
of maintenance on their mowers, running them into the ground. There’s
got to be a better way and there is.