Addressing standing water in landscape beds
Excess rainfall or drainage issues can lead to standing water in your client’s landscape beds. Unfortunately, this can cause a number of problems including water-logged plants, disease conditions, and even creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
August 31, 2021
Choosing fast-growing trees for privacy
Although many of your clients might be looking for privacy, not everyone is keen on fences. In these cases, clients may appreciate fast-growing trees so they don't have to wait many years to enjoy some seclusion.
August 13, 2021
4 reasons native plants should be part of your landscape design
Native plants may feel a lot like a buzzword right now, but they are truly important when it comes to sustainable landscaping.
August 10, 2021
What is the best material for playground surfaces?
Playgrounds are a place of childhood memories and fun. But when it comes to choosing the best material for playground surfaces, you want to be sure to direct your clients to the right choices so they can enjoy the experience the fullest.
August 4, 2021
Mulch vs. decorative rock vs. soil: What is the best choice for your clients?
Once you install your client’s plants in the ground and brighten up their landscape, you might be debating between the best material to go on top. Is it mulch, rocks, or a simple topdressing of soil?
July 27, 2021
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How to: Landscaping around a hot tub
Whether your clients have an existing hot tub or they’re going to be adding one, there are some important landscape design elements to keep in mind so that they can get the most out of that space.
July 13, 2021
Poisonous to pets: Keep these plant choices out of your pet-owning clients’ yards
Your clients love their pets. But what if there was a threat lurking in their own backyards? Plants that are poisonous to pets need to be avoided when installing a new landscape.
July 6, 2021
Linear pool designs are here to stay
There was a time when freeform, curvy pools were all the rage. But today, clients want clean lines and a contemporary look.
July 1, 2021
Selecting deer-resistant plants for your customer’s landscape
If your client is struggling with deer problems, consider adding some of these deer-resistant plants to their landscape.
June 24, 2021
What it takes to create a showstopper backyard pool
Swimming pools bring out the entertaining bug in pool owners once summertime hits. Meeting the design expectations for your pool customers can be tough work.
June 19, 2018
Pool lighting for functionality and appeal
Because customers want to get as much use out of their swimming pools as possible, the lighting around the pool is actually more of a necessity than a luxury.
June 14, 2021
Adding ornamental grasses to the landscape
Ornamental grasses have become a popular commodity for customers over the past few years, as they can fit well in almost any type of landscape.
June 9, 2021
Increasing your mower’s longevity
Green industry expert, Brad Unruh, offers tips to enhance mower longevity and notes the long term benefits of implementing these tips. Learn how here on TLC.
June 7, 2021
Overcoming the challenges of planting on a slope
Planting on a slope presents a particular set of challenges. Poor soil composition, uneven amounts of moisture at the top and base of a hill and runoff are the dominant issues that make hillsides tricky to plan. Yet, it’s not impossible to create a functional and attractive plant palette. “They key is to do your homework,” […]
May 31, 2021
Brighten your clients' landscapes with a burst of color
Are your clients looking to brighten up a drab landscape? An easy way to add more color and texture is with seasonal flowers or annuals.
May 21, 2021
Why these trees work around a patio
Incorporating trees around a patio can have a lot of functional benefits. Trees can help make your client's space shaded, screen wind, and even create some privacy.
April 30, 2021
Prevent stormwater and drainage headaches by planning ahead
Stormwater management and yard drainage concerns have the potential to negatively impact a landscape.
April 29, 2021
Wood vs. gas fire pits - helping clients choose
When adding a fire pit, a key question that your clients will be faced with is wood or gas?
April 27, 2021
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3 reasons fallen leaves are a problem
With leaf removal season just around the corner, you might be looking for ways that you can sell more of this add-on service. Remind clients that fallen leaves are more than just an eyesore.
Lawn care company owner adds quality assurance manager positions and sees drop in callbacks
There’s a new pest in town—and this landscaper is fighting back
Seeing brown patches in your clients' lawns? It could be fungus
Staying engaged with employee surveys
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.