Category Archives: Business Advice & Stories

How Mobile-First Technologies Revolutionized the Way I Do Business

By Cheryl Steelberg, Bruce Wilson & Co. In tech-dense Austin, the cloud is king. Native Land Design’s Ben Collinsworth talks about how technology drives his business and how it can transform yours. How do you stay on top of emerging … Continue reading

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5 Reasons People Might Hate Your Website

Article Author Alain Parcan, Director of Marketing for Market Hardware, Inc, an NALP Consultant Member firm. Have you ever visited a Website and been so disappointed by its functionality that you immediately moved on? What if your Website is similarly “turning … Continue reading

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Make Your Company a Talent Magnet

Becoming a destination company that attracts the best employees involves the mastery of seven key areas. Why is it that some landscaping companies have an easier time attracting talent? Yes, they typically pay more than their market’s going rate. But … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Summer Safety Tips

This week, we’re not going to talk about turfgrass management, we’re going to talk about the turfgrass manager – you. Most of us are sole proprietors with one or two employees that cannot afford to be on the disabled list.  … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Crabgrass Update

With the sudden rush of heat and humidity, our lawns are suddenly headed in the wrong direction. That which was looking pretty good with rain and moderate temperatures is now rapidly browning and all of a sudden we’re seeing a … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Reduce the Impact of Non-Billable Time

Article Author Mike Eisenhuth of LandOpt and NALP Consultant Member It’s no secret – businesses that know their costs and keep them in check perform better over the long term. These businesses remain solvent and competitive in the marketplace, in large … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Drought Stress

 “I don’t have drought stress!  I water!” Have you been hearing that (or something close to it) from customers lately?  How do you deal with a complaint like that?  Let’s start with the realization that their lawn may be many … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Heat & Drought Stress

It seems like yesterday that we were dealing with snow cover that did not want to go away and waterlogged soils that significantly slowed the development of our lawns, mostly because it was yesterday, but those conditions have vanished and … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Zoysia

What a weird sight! This lawn is beyond brown but has something green growing in the middle of it! This is Zoysia; of if you’re into calling grasses by their Latin names, Zoysia japonica (impress your family and friends with … Continue reading

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How to Grow Your Landscape Business Quickly

Bob Grover shares insights on how his Oregon company has nearly doubled in size over the past three years, giving attendees a glimpse of what they’ll see and learn when touring Pacific Landscape Management in August. Pacific Landscape Management in Portland, … Continue reading

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