How to: Building beautiful berms
If your customers have a fairly flat landscape and desire a little height variation throughout, why not give berms a try?
July 11, 2019
How to: Creating a desert landscape
If you service an area of the country where rolling green lawns aren’t always realistic, don’t let customers think that an eye-catching and beautiful yard isn’t attainable.
March 19, 2021
Prep time: How to prepare your client's lawn for spring
Spring is right around the corner, and to get your customer’s lawn properly prepared for this seasonal transition, take a look at what tips the experts offer.
March 17, 2021
Mistakes to avoid when applying early spring fertilizers
Lawn care operators should always read the labels on the products they’ve chosen, and never exceed the recommended amounts. However, some professionals find they can use less product and still get effective results.
March 11, 2021
Chemical care: Early spring best practices for fertilizer application
Fertilizers support turf growth and build up nutrient reserves, making them a key ingredient in maintaining a thriving lawn.
March 10, 2021
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Chemical care: Best practices for pre-emergence herbicides
Pre-emergence herbicides are useful for controlling weeds before they can appear, but applying these products requires a strong knowledge of the target weeds and a proper application strategy.
February 20, 2020
Utilizing snow removal, equipment winterization tips
Check out these tips from SIMA and ASCA experts to help you have a safe, successful snow and ice removal operation.
February 22, 2021
Debunking the rationale that crape murder is okay for crape myrtles
The idea of crape murder is often rationalized by landscapers and homeowners alike. Discover why this practice for crape myrtles is never okay.
February 13, 2020
The ripple effect: Bringing positivity and growth into 2021
See how company morale has faired through the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as what lawn care businesses took away from 2020 here on Total Landscape Care.
January 22, 2021
The perfect storm: Coming out on the other side of 2020
In adjusting a new norm and implementing more precautions, landscaping companies hope the public has a better understanding of the green industry's importance.
January 21, 2021
Six books every landscaper should read
When it comes to technical landscaping books, guides and tutorials, these are the best of the best. Check out this landscaping literature here on TLC.
December 29, 2020
How can hardscaping increase the value of your customer’s home?
Every homeowner wants to have a home and yard that is appealing to the eye, functional for the family and valuable financially. One way to achieve all three with your outdoor living space is with professional landscaping. Landscapers typically categorize the design and installation they do into two types, softcaping and hardscaping. While both types […]
December 28, 2020
Trying something new: When circumstances are no longer ideal or traditional
Looking for a way to repurpose felled trees? Learn about Jake and Valerie Kendall's untraditional approach to Christmas decorations in their community on TLC.
December 18, 2020
Echo launches 13 “game-changing” new products for 2021
At a recent virtual event, Echo Incorporated announced 13 new 'game-changing' products set to debut in 2021. Check them out here on Total Landscape Care.
December 10, 2020
Cooperative competition: Why experts think franchising could be for you
Franchising your landscaping business comes with an increase in your competitive advantages. See how you can benefit from franchising here on TLC.
December 9, 2020
Surviving and thriving: Could franchising be the answer?
Though you might be saying goodbye to your landscaping company name. Becoming part of a franchise could keep your business thriving. Learn more here on TLC.
December 8, 2020
Going remote as a landscape designer
Working from home is becoming more of a common practice for some in the green industry. Learn how to work remotely as a landscape designer here on TLC.
December 7, 2020
Wrapping it up: Checking the fluids and avoiding mistakes
Find out what you need to know about fluid checks, as well as what mistakes you can know about now and avoid later.
December 4, 2020
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Growth ahead: Meeting financial challenges in a good year
As landscapers settle into 2021, they need to pay attention to several finance-related aspects of their business, including how to handle their PPP loans.
Skid Steers Settle In As Go-To Compact Equipment
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Offering your clients financing can increase your project size
Recruiting & retention
Want to welcome women? Consider providing maternity leave
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.
The 5 Best Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs
With fluctuating fuel prices, it’s critical for businesses to stay competitive while keeping operating costs down. In this ebook you will learn practical tips to reduce excessive speeding, manage idling time and effectively manage maintenance.