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Landscaper’s move to a 4-10 work week makes everyone happier
Moving to a 4-10 schedule, where employees work four 10-hour days each week, helped keep this company's landscaping crews happier and healthier.
September 6, 2021
Environmental Management, Inc. shares best practices on training and retaining employees
Once you have attracted your new hires, you want to make sure you can retain them, so you are truly able to grow, rather than continually replace the staff you have.
September 3, 2021
Landscaper learns a mulch staging site can save time, money, and fuel
For decades, Professional Grounds, Inc., has had their bulk mulch delivered to headquarters. But an idea to implement staging sites has ended up boosting efficiency and saving money.
September 1, 2021
Are you making these 5 common hiring mistakes?
Making hiring mistakes, such as failing to be focused on hiring at all times, can set you back in this already-difficult job market.
August 30, 2021
Level-up your employee training through standards, processes
Adding a formal training program with standardized systems can make a big difference in results and effectiveness.
August 26, 2021
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How one landscaper worked to bring the Field of Dreams to life
Earlier this month, those who tuned in to watch the “Field of Dreams” game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, got to see the iconic Kevin Costner movie immortalized in a real-life stadium. The field was brought to life by BrightView.
August 25, 2021
Lawn care in a box? Competing against lawn care subscription services
These days homeowners love the idea of home subscription services. But are lawn care subscription kits a legitimate threat to lawn care professionals? Knowing how to compete against "lawn care in a box" is important.
August 23, 2021
DIY soil testing: Is it everything your clients hope for?
As more clients come to understand the value of healthy soil, they might inquire about DIY soil test kits. But these options fall short of what a professional lab analysis can offer.
August 20, 2021
Why I volunteer my time for industry organizations (and you should consider it, too)
Volunteering some free time within the Green Industry can pay off in many ways. Whether at the local or the national level, making your voice heard is important.
August 19, 2021
Help your clients choose the best indoor plants
As a landscape professional with horticultural expertise and experience, you can offer added value to your clients by being able to answer their questions about indoor plants.
August 18, 2021
Considering emotional intelligence in the hiring process
When hiring for your landscaping business, chances are, you may focus on skills and work ethic. But looking at "emotional intelligence" is also important.
August 17, 2021
Rent a chicken? Landscaper sees upsides to adding chickens to operation
Adding chickens to this landscape company's headquarters location brought unexpected benefits including a business idea.
August 16, 2021
How to: Improving communication skills
While communicating comes naturally to some people, for others it can be a real struggle. But as a landscape business owner or manager, you need to be able to communicate effectively.
August 11, 2021
Sales success: 5 marketing tools that make selling landscaping and lawn care easier
Whether you struggle to generate leads for your lawn or landscape company or if you have so many you don’t know how to handle them, the last thing you want to see is wasted sales opportunities.
August 6, 2021
Ways to express employee appreciation throughout the year
Showing your employees appreciation will keep them performing quality work and your landscaping clients coming back. There are so many different ways to show employees that you care all year long.
July 30, 2021
When heat becomes deadly: Preventing heat-related illness
Although we often think of landscaping safety and risk in terms of operating equipment or lifting heavy objects, a major safety issue comes from the temperature.
July 28, 2021
Landscape business marketing: 7 practical ways to bring in more leads
Landscape business marketing can feel like an overwhelming task. But there are simple ways to start bringing in more leads.
July 26, 2021
How our industry association benefits our clients (and can benefit yours, too)
Every professional needs a good network to do their jobs at the highest level possible. We believe that the same goes for landscape professionals.
July 23, 2021
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Industry roundup: Stihl announces new battery-powered equipment
Stihl has introduced new battery-powered products into its lineup; Steel Green reveals new spreader/sprayer options; And Hitachi introduces its ZW100-6 Wheel loader.
Kubota unveils new mowers and adds enhancements to its zero-turn line
Industry roundup: Belgard Rooms aims to meet the demand for modularity and more
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The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
5 Signs You’re Ready for Vehicle Tracking
Are you ready for vehicle tracking? Go through our checklist to learn the 5 signs you’re ready to add fleet tracking to your business. Get our eBook now.