Let It Snow


Snow & Ice
For the typical nine- or ten-month seasonal landscape contractor, the first snowfall is just another symbol of the end of the year.    More
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Landscape Management Software


Business Articles
You have a chance to do three $5,000 jobs in a nearby housing complex but it would mean turning down one $25,000 job across town. There's no time for precise calculation of expected profits, but the $25,000 job must be a better option, right?    More
 
Monday, October 1, 2007

Maintenance: A Growing Business in a Shrinking Market


Landscape Maintenance
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.   More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

The Glass Ceiling is Broken


Women in Landscaping
Prior to the “sexual revolution” of the ’60s and ’70s, career choices for women were very limited and advancement nearly impossible.   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Power Produces Productivity


Power Equipment
The meaning of the saying “time is money” has never been better illustrated than by those in the landscape industry. The more green you mow in a day, the more green you’ll put in your pocket at the end of the day.    More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Drip Solves Dilemma


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
“A family with six children had just moved in and needed a kid-friendly backyard,” says Eric Fenmore, owner of DIG Landscape Construction in Newport Beach, California. “The landscape had been neglected—the backyard was overgrown, dark and damp, with a facing slope that was a case study in erosion and run-off.   More
 
Monday, October 17, 2011

Case Study: Franchise Power


Business Articles
WHAT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR’S eyes wouldn’t light up at the prospect of ten to fifteen percent of business growth a year, every single year? Or new accounts where the work is under written contract? Or when you’re able to pay your bills on time, every time?.   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

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