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The three-step strategy to creating the right prices for your business

The three-step strategy to creating the right prices for your business

Having the most discounts or charging the lowest prices is hurting landscapers when it comes to pricing. In fact, lawn care marketing expert Andrew Pototschnik says the industry’s biggest pricing dilemma ...

How to use references to gain new clients

How to use references to gain new clients

Getting references is a tried-and-true job search tactic. Ask former co-workers and bosses for their contact info and attach it to a resume. When it comes to your landscaping business, obtaining ...

Tips on selecting the right work boots

Tips on selecting the right work boots

Aside from brand, style and price, there are a number of different factors to consider when looking at work boots for yourself and your team. Here are some tips from ...

Chemical care: five tips for pre-emergent herbicides

Chemical care: five tips for pre-emergent herbicides

Pre-emergent herbicides are the foundation of any weed management program. They aim to prevent weeds from getting established, rather than attempting to control them after they’ve taken over. “In general, pre-emergents ...

5 ways to stay ahead of the competition

5 ways to stay ahead of the competition

The first two months of 2015 have flown by. Have you been checking out your competition? The importance of keeping an eye on your competitors can’t be overstated. Why should you look ...

7 tips on how to finance equipment this spring

7 tips on how to finance equipment this spring

Spring is right around the corner, and landscapers are taking a second look at their fleets to make sure they're ready for the busy season. One thing to consider is financing ...

How to dethatch, aerate lawns this spring

How to dethatch, aerate lawns this spring

If you’ve had issues with thatch or compacted soil on site, here are some basic tips and advice on dethatching and aeration from The Grounds Guys and Clemson University Extension. Definitions: Thatch ...

5 firescaping tips to help keep your projects protected

5 firescaping tips to help keep your projects protected

It’s never too early to prepare for firescaping, especially in temperate states like Florida and California. Maybe you’re thinking about adding firescaping to your service offerings this year? By reducing the ...

Maintaining a safe workplace environment

Maintaining a safe workplace environment

Your company’s accident record is flawless, and you’ve memorized OSHA safety standards for first aid, falls and other accidents. Consider implementing a comprehensive safety plan that includes workplace violence. On Monday, ...

Why CTL sales are up and how to get the most out of yours

Why CTL sales are up and how to get the most out of yours

According to Equipment Data Associates numbers, compact track loaders accounted for roughly 20 percent of all financed equipment in 2014 by number of units. That’s a huge share. We asked our ...

How to pick the right axle ratio for your pickup

How to pick the right axle ratio for your pickup

Axle ratio. It’s one of those techy optional items buyers of new pickups ask questions about a lot. Probably more so than tow ratings and engine options. That’s because manufacturers don’t ...

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