How To Landscape

How-to: Prevent electronic vehicle break-ins

How-to: Prevent electronic vehicle break-ins

"Icing" your truck's key fob can prevent electronic break-ins Thieves are always trying to stay one step ahead of honest folks. The latest wrinkle involves walking up to vehicles with keyless entry ...

How-to: Upfitting an equipment trailer with back-up lights (PHOTOS)

How-to: Upfitting an equipment trailer with back-up lights (PHOTOS)

If your mowing and maintenance crews are pulling into the yard each day after dark, you may be looking for an upgrade with respect to your equipment trailer’s backup lights. We ...

How-to: Get out in front of insects with an IPM

How-to: Get out in front of insects with an IPM

When protecting a landscape from the devastating effects of insects, it’s not enough to simply treat plants and turf with chemicals after pests invade. Professional landscapers have to employ a ...

How-to: Incorporating edible gardening

How-to: Incorporating edible gardening

Incorporating edibles is a trend worth digging into Call it gardening, edible landscaping or urban agriculture, but the motive is the same: More people want to grow their own food. According ...

How-to: Safety-conscious landscape design

How-to: Safety-conscious landscape design

  A home burglary takes place in the United States every 15 seconds. As a professional landscaper, you can help homeowners reduce their risk by making yards less attractive to would-be ...

How-to: Repair winter plant damage

How-to: Repair winter plant damage

Coping with what winter left behind In much of the country, spring has revealed significant damage to landscape plantings. “Many factors contribute to how a plant is affected by winter,” says ...

Technologies to help you run an efficient landscaping business

Technologies to help you run an efficient landscaping business

The landscaping industry is evolving, and increased costs and demands mean you have to find a way to run your landscaping business efficiently. Saving time and costs wherever you can ...

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 ...

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