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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
Breaking it down: Taking a look at individual machine prep
Take a closer look at specific tasks that should be performed on specific machines.
December 3, 2020
Starting off right: Prepping your machines for winter
See what you should keep in mind when prepping your machines for the winter tasks ahead.
December 2, 2020
Hindsight’s 2020: Did the pandemic actually help the green industry?
Has the pandemic helped the green industry? Landscape experts discuss how their daily operations and where they see their companies going in 2021. Details here.
November 27, 2020
Overcoming the odds: Landscapers meeting, exceeding goals despite pandemic
Many small businesses have struggled in the wake of COVID-19, but landscapers have found they're exceeding goals and growing their businesses. Details on TLC.
November 26, 2020
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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.