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Tree Care: Warning Signs of a Tree in Decline

While the groundhog may have predicted an early spring, there’s still a good bit of time before your clients’ trees break dormancy. However, the last thing they want to see after a long winter is a barren tree when it should be budding. Rather than having this unpleasant surprise, you can identify the symptoms of […]

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Business Smarts: When and How to Implement Price Increases

The discussion of money can be a touchy subject for your client base, and in some cases, it may make you reluctant to raise your prices at all. Jud Griggs, a landscape design/build sales and marketing consultant with The Harvest Group, says landscape company owners should review their pricing at least twice a year. “You […]

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Business Smarts: Is Early Ordering a Good Fit for Your Lawn Care Company?

Early ordering can allow your lawn care business to have the products you need on hand before the season starts and offers savings as well. However, determining if these programs are viable for your company, as well as how much to order before the season, will depend on a number of factors. Who Should Early […]

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Strategic Spaces: Navigating the Design/Build Process for Phased Landscape Projects

In times when your clients might be less likely to spring for a major landscape project or if their budget is on the smaller side, offering a phased project can be a good compromise. “When the scope exceeds the client’s budget at the time of installation, and the client values the quality your company provides, […]

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Three Keys to Successfully Work with Your Spouse

Running a business can be hard, but who better to partner with than your spouse? These work dynamics, when done right, can be a beautiful balance of one another’s talents. However, there are pitfalls. You can avoid some of these troubles with these three practices. Define Your Roles One of the first steps to working […]

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Business Smarts: The Importance of Conducting Regular Price Reviews

The pricing of your services can be a tricky business as while you’d like to be able to set it and forget it and never have to approach your clients about your work costing more, doing so will only hurt your lawn or landscape business in the long run. Jud Griggs, a landscape design/build sales […]

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Level Up: Sunrise Landscape Grows by Almost 300% in Three Years  

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. In 2019, Austin Ashmore acquired Sunrise Landscape, based in Tampa, Florida, along with some outside investors. He had contemplated starting his company from scratch when he missed the entrepreneurial environment of small business, but he says […]

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Business Smarts: The Value of Early Order Programs

Certainty and savings are two things any lawn care operator would love to have, and early order programs can deliver just that. These programs allow you to order the products you need in advance and reap financial savings as well through discounts, rebates and extended payment periods. “Early order programs can seem very daunting, and […]

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Five Marketing Mistakes Landscape Entrepreneurs Need to Fix for 2024

Guest post by Robert Murray with Intrigue Media Marketing. Everyone has an opinion. Some are good, most are not, and few are backed by data and facts. So, how do you figure out who to trust and what to do? For the last three years, the wind has been at our back and business has […]

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Accelerate: End-to-End Business Management For Your Landscape Construction & Maintenance Divisions

Sponsored content by Shiva Dhawan, CEO, Co-Founder, Attentive.ai Dealing with a business management software that falls short of supporting your construction division alongside maintenance can be frustrating. You are bogged down with manual tasks, such as clicking & drawing polygons in blueprint PDFs, endless number crunching for estimates, and haggles with inaccuracies in purchasing data. […]

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