Boosting your company’s online presence: TLC’s top 10 stories for October 2020

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As part of Total Landscape Care’s look back on 2020, here are the top 10 stories during the month of October.

10. How to: Prepping your customer’s pool for cooler weather

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With cooler temperatures setting in for most areas of the country, now’s the time to talk to customers about winterizing their pools.

Find out what steps you’ll need to take to help your customers get their pool set for the cooler months, as well as what practices they can implement even if they don’t experience extremely cold weather.

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9. How can SEO help your landscaping company?

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Owning a landscape business in 2020 is incredibly hard. The customers are few and far between, and even fewer people are prepared to pay the right price for landscaping.

So, as an up-and-coming business, what can you do to make a name for yourself? Well, it’s simple — you need a good SEO presence online. And in order to do that, you will need to find the best local SEO services around.

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8. Implementing practices to appeal to potential hires

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Yesterday, we explored a few ways in which the hiring landscape has changed over the past few years, as well as how your landscaping company can stay in the know and find the best candidates for open positions.

Today, take a look at what you need to keep in mind when conducting the actual interview, as well as how company culture could make or break your potential for referrals.

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7. How the hiring landscape has changed and how you can get on board

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Bringing new employees into the fold of your company can sometimes seem like an uphill battle, and finding the most successful hiring platforms can take some trial and error.

Take a look at what tips green industry experts recommend when going through the hiring process, as well as what mistakes to avoid when organizing applications and responding to inquiries.

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6. Planning a hurricane-tolerant coastal landscape

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Hurricane season is back again, and you might be wondering what are some of the best ways to help my clients achieve a hurricane-tolerant landscape?

No doubt about it, proper coastal landscaping can prevent a lot of damage to you or your client’s home and landscape during hurricane season. So, let’s take a look at some of the best ways to plan for a hurricane-tolerant landscape.

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5. John Deere announces 2021 mower updates and attachments

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John Deere recently unveiled updates to the Z900 Commercial ZTrak lineup for 2021, including machine enhancements, a new deck option and three new attachment offerings.

As a result, John Deere says customers will have more durable and efficient solutions built to meet their productivity, efficiency and comfort needs.

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4. Easing the sidewalk burden: How the UTV’s become a superior snow and ice control solution

A responsive direct lift system delivers fast reaction times to quickly reposition the plow. Photo: SnowExA responsive direct lift system delivers fast reaction times to quickly reposition the plow.
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Historically, being on a crew responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks has been cold, manual labor. While parking lots and roadways can be salted or plowed from the comfort of a warm truck, sidewalks required hands-on labor and more direct exposure to the elements.

While many operations today still rely on shovels or walk-behind equipment to tackle sidewalk work, many others have turned to a growing solution – the use of UTVs. These machines ease both the physical toll on staff and improve the efficiency of clearing sidewalks in the winter.

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3. Fall preparation: Lawn care tips to follow, mistakes to avoid

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With the transition from summer to fall comes a list of lawn maintenance practices that can help your customer’s yard recuperate from the harsh summer heat and stay strong throughout the winter.

Take a look at why green industry experts recommend taking advantage of the fall weather to perform these services, as well as the benefits they offer the turf.

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2. Toro showcases new snow blowers, power shovels and Horizon360 updates

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Along with its newest round of mowers, Toro also announced the latest lineup of snow blowers, power shovels and Horizon360 software updates in its recent virtual event.

Toro says the 28” Power TRX HD commercial snow blower features a wide 28” clearing width and the 32” Power TRX HD commercial snow blower features a 32” clearing width.

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1. Toro launches herd of new mowers in virtual event

Toro Z Master 4000 Photo: ToroToro Z Master 4000 Photo: Toro

In a recent virtual event, Toro announced the latest lineup of products in its acreage, professional landscape contractor and snow categories.

Toro says the new Z Master 4000 zero-turn mower features the MyRide suspension system and the Turbo Force system, which is forged with an offset military-grade 80 KSI 7-gauge high strength steel deck. The company says the deck is complemented with an extra strength tubular chassis and durably rugged I-beam front-end.

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