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How I Do It

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How I Do It: Operating Drones In-House or Subcontracting

Drone technology is ripe for adoption in the green industry. If you’re considering the aspects of implementing a drone program, check out the options below on operating them in-house, or subbing out the work. Operating Drones In-House If you decide to operate the drones in-house, here are some of the elements you need to take […]

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Team Building: Aspects of a Great Workplace

Every company wants to provide a great workplace for their employees. Not only is this simply the right thing to do, but it is also easier to retain them. While it might seem daunting to achieve, some of the major aspects that help create a desirable workplace are having a dedicated HR team, providing solid […]

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Looking for Gas Alternatives as Prices Rise?

Growing consumer demand and crude oil prices have caused gasoline prices to rise recently, with the national average at $2.90 as of May 3, 2021, while the average a year ago was $1.78. In states like California and Oregon, current gas prices can range from $3.05 to $4.04. While the national gas average still has […]

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Team Building: Creating a Good Place to Work

Employee retention is critical. When you can keep your solid employees, you are better able to grow rather than constantly having to replace your staff to maintain your current size. One major aspect of retention is having a workplace where people want to stay. There are many competitions locally and nationally where businesses are recognized […]

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How I Do It: Operating with A New or Used Fleet

To buy new or used equipment, that is the question. While everyone likes the idea of an all-new fleet, there’s nothing wrong with operating with a fleet of used equipment or a mixture of both. It really all comes down to where you’re at in the business as one size does not fit all. Todd […]

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Looking Forward to Growth: Sweet Magnolia Landscaping’s Owner Shares Her Story

Sarah Showers grew up in the industry working at her dad’s garden center but for a time she tried to pursue another field. She originally went to college for physical therapy but then changed her major to rehab and human services while she was at Penn State University. After graduating, she worked a couple different […]

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Team Building: Maintaining Culture During COVID-19

For many lawn and landscape companies as they settled into their new normal with procedures to mitigate the spread of the virus, another concern arose: how do we maintain our culture? So many businesses had to send office employees home to work remotely while field staff started arriving in shifts or reporting directly to the […]

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(From left to right) Owner Justin Decker and COO Corey Owens work hard to invest in their employees and customers.
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How I Do It: Buddy’s Services LLC Invests In People

Justin Decker was just 13 years old when he started working for a landscaper to help support his single mother. The landscaper took Decker under his wing and taught him how to talk to customers and do estimates. Decker says he learned lots of management skills from him. By the time he was 17, he […]

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(From left to right) Tommy Aiello, Dan Crisafulli, and Pete Benedict

Level Up: Aiello Landscape Promotes Professionalism and Knowledge in Their Employees

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Aiello Landscape, based in Vero Beach, Florida, is all about professionalism, quality and attention to detail. The company views every yard as a garden and that gardens are a place of pride and serenity. Launched in […]

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Lawn Care: Preventing Customer Call Backs

With the official start of spring just around the corner, lawn care crews are ramping up for the season. One way to make sure this season is particularly productive is to cut down on customer call backs. “Call backs are very costly to a business: the inefficiencies on your time and labor, fuel, wear and […]

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