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Coping with stress is key to a healthy, happy life

Coping with stress is key to a healthy, happy life

In recent years, I’ve noticed a bunch of new “holidays” being celebrated that I’ve never heard of before. Crazy about Jif? Sorry, you missed Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day – it ...

This Arbor Day, convince your clients to plant more trees

This Arbor Day, convince your clients to plant more trees

With National Arbor Day just around the corner on April 24, it’s the perfect time to convince clients to add trees to their landscaping. Although trees are undeniably a beautiful ...

Water shortage in California the result of 40 years of delusional infrastructure neglect

Water shortage in California the result of 40 years of delusional infrastructure neglect

California’s water shortage looms large in the headlines this spring. What few are talking about, however, is that the shortage is entirely man made. While the shortage is being blamed on ...

Market yourself: Use current projects to attract new customers

Market yourself: Use current projects to attract new customers

On a Landscaper of the Year finalist visit to Virginia a couple of years ago, a landscaper laughed as he told me he mowed just about every lawn in a ...

Post-vacation pressure: 6 tips to stay organized and ahead of the game

Post-vacation pressure: 6 tips to stay organized and ahead of the game

With long holiday weekends and vacation season upon us, it’s easy to get behind in your work. If you’ve come back from Easter weekend overwhelmed, take a deep breath. Here ...

3 keys to landscaping business success

3 keys to landscaping business success

  When Jason Tebben and Nathan Morrison started their landscaping and tree care business, Arborscapes back in 2000, they didn’t know the success they would find in the Charlotte, North Carolina ...

Give your clients some great advice about adding color

Give your clients some great advice about adding color

Here are some tips adding color from The Grounds Guys and some of our favorite blooms from the archives. 1) To get an idea of how colors blend together, check out the color ...

An excavator in a mini-van? This guy makes it happen

An excavator in a mini-van? This guy makes it happen

Who needs a trailer to transport equipment when you’ve got a very old minivan? As the headline states, this guy does succeed in getting this excavator into that van. But it ...

Protecting our pollinators

Protecting our pollinators

Pollinators (bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles) are essential to our ecosystem. They support wildlife, provide healthy watershed, and more. But, there's been a noticeable decline in their numbers over ...

Road Test: Chevy Colorado 4×4 Crew Cab

Road Test: Chevy Colorado 4×4 Crew Cab

Road Tested: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado A midsize pickup for landscapers and landscaping companies that need fuel economy, comfort and handling a step above the competitors’ Not everyone who works in the landscaping ...

Landscapers must drop “unwritten” trade secrets to retain millenials in workforce

Landscapers must drop “unwritten” trade secrets to retain millenials in workforce

Last week while attending the Association of Equipment Management Professionals Management Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, I heard a term I’d never heard before: “tribal knowledge.” I thought it sounded ...

Making sense of pickup hitch towing capacities

Making sense of pickup hitch towing capacities

It took less than 60 seconds to find a web forum with an error in omission regarding hitches, the forum part of a commercial website and not a clueless basement ...

This ring may save your life (and your marriage)

This ring may save your life (and your marriage)

This may mean squat to you. Then again it may save a finger, a hand or a life. I’m talking about medical grade, silicone band wedding rings from Qalo. These rings, ...

Full-sized Hot Wheels created from Ford Transit Connect

Full-sized Hot Wheels created from Ford Transit Connect

Whether you raced them around a plastic track or jumped over your little sister’s doll house in imaginary death-defying feats, Hot Wheels were an over-active imagination’s best friend. The “real world” ...

Boost productivity and profitability: organize your business like a pro

Boost productivity and profitability: organize your business like a pro

Spring is the time of year when everything is new and fresh, so now that the season has officially arrived, people turn their attention to cleaning and organizing tasks. It’s ...

1953 5-Window Chevy Pickup dazzles at 2015 Work Truck Show

1953 5-Window Chevy Pickup dazzles at 2015 Work Truck Show

It’s the consummate work pickup: Chevrolet’s classic 5-window 1/2-ton, known as the “Advanced Design” era produced between 1947-1953. We spotted this one tucked away at the Silent Drive booth at the ...

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