Once upon a time, there was little need for smart irrigation. Water was
plentiful, falling from the sky at regular intervals. Oh, there might be
a dry spell once in awhile, but soon enough, the rain would fall again,
turning everything green once more. If a site had an irrigation system,
it was usually cranked up full bore, with little concern for
“It’s hard to find good help nowadays . . .” Yes, is an old, tired phrase, but nonetheless true. On a landscaping project, especially, its tough to amass the skilled manpower necessary to complete a job, according to many contractors.
Despite the variety of landscape contracting companies that exist, the mower is a universal element for almost all of them. Even many companies that now focus exclusively on design/build projects were probably originally founded by a guy with nothing but a pickup truck and a lawnmower.
Back in 1925, E.J. Smith founded one of the country's first golf course distributorships representing The Toro Company. He knew that if he followed four basic principles, he would be successful in his new business.
One of the greatest summer
pleasures is catching a professional
There’s something thrilling
about watching a pro throw a
shutout or leap for a line drive. As
it turns out, baseball and power
equipment have something in common.
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.
Tis the season for cold,
cold weather. Frozen
ponds, layer upon layer of
snow on the ground, the
mechanical blare of Vplows
and straight blades
and salt spreaders plodding
the white from Winter
Wonderland—this is what
the season is made of.