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How to rake in the revenue with fall landscaping

How to rake in the revenue with fall landscaping

Earnings opportunities in the landscaping business are easy to overlook in the fall. Summer lawn mowing is winding down, along other services tied to the growing season. Yet, as the ...

Landscapers opting to change trucks, shed trailers

Landscapers opting to change trucks, shed trailers

The lawn-care business isn’t the same without its trucks. Just like a farmer needs his tractor, a landscaper needs his truck. As your business grows, chances are your fleet will need ...

Water-wise landscaping: good business gets better

Water-wise landscaping: good business gets better

If you don’t live in the desert or drought-stricken West, “xeriscaping” may be a term you’ve heard but know little about. Isn’t that a landscape of rocks and cacti? Not exactly. “Xeriscaping ...

Landscapers must plan carefully to maximize billable hours

Landscapers must plan carefully to maximize billable hours

Non-billable time, whether for equipment maintenance or safety training, planning or administrative work, can be time well spent. But, while it may help your business in many respects, non-billable time ...

Help your landscaping clients keep basements dry

Help your landscaping clients keep basements dry

While water is being conserved in California, where years of drought have made it more precious than ever, parts of Texas are drowning in it. Maybe it’s time to remind ...

Maximize limited space with vertical gardens

Maximize limited space with vertical gardens

Popular in Europe for decades, vertical gardening is a technique that’s trending in the United States. Also called living, or “green,” walls, vertical gardening refers to plant material growing in ...

Help potential landscaping clients find your company

Help potential landscaping clients find your company

Editor’s Note: This column was written by Jake Lane, a growth analyst for LawnStarter, an Austin-based tech startup that helps homeowners find and book lawn-care service. Having a steady stream of ...

Help your landscaping clients make the most of shade

Help your landscaping clients make the most of shade

Shade. In the summer, everyone wants a piece of it, but many plants cannot survive in the shadow of trees and clients are left with ugly bare patches of land. ...

Edible landscapes’ popularity argues for broadening skills

Edible landscapes’ popularity argues for broadening skills

It seems clear that edible landscaping is more than a passing trend, so landscape contractors may want to do a little homework on the practice. Why take a pass when ...

Manage landscapes to prevent damage from Japanese beetles

Manage landscapes to prevent damage from Japanese beetles

Japanese beetles begin to make their appearance at this time of year. Landscapers should be on the lookout for the voracious feeders, which are known to go after more than ...

To keep trees healthy, protect bark from mowers, trimmers

To keep trees healthy, protect bark from mowers, trimmers

  Like the skin of the human body, a tree’s bark protects it from injury and illness. When damaged, it can mean the loss of branches and, in some cases, the ...

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