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The Bruce Company Develops 16-Acre Parcel Into Destination Venue

Over ten years ago, a major highway in Middleton, Wisconsin, was diverted from running in front of The Bruce Company’s garden center to behind it. When this highway was moved, it split The Bruce Co.’s property in half. The landscaping company rediverted and took the majority of their operations to a neighboring city. With the […]

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Living Your Passion with Sara Bendrick: Episode 51 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 51st episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talk with Sara Bendrick, a licensed landscape contractor, author and TV personality. Bendrick has more than 10 years of experience specializing in residential design. She has been featured on […]

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The Sky’s the Limit When Using Drones for Landscaping Jobs

Slowly, but surely technology is being integrated into the green industry and one interesting tool some landscape companies are exploring is drones. While drones were originally used for military purposes, they have migrated to the civilian world and are used by everyone from hobbyists to businesses. “As you dive into the drone industry at large, […]

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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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Cultivating Company Culture with Michele Posehn: Episode 50 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 50th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, talk with Michele Posehn, senior manager of diversity initiatives and university relations at SiteOne Landscape Supply. […]

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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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Are you Making Excuses or Finding Solutions?: Episode 49 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 49th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape catch up with each other. In this podcast, our hosts provide personal and professional […]

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Level Up: Duke’s Landscape Management Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Eric Cross fell in love with landscaping at an early age, learning from his grandmother and also working for his neighbor. “I just love the physicality of it and didn’t mind working hard and I enjoy […]

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Team Building: How to Make the Most of Professional Recruiters

Professional recruiters can offer landscape companies a level of experience and focus on a task that you can’t always devote all your attention to. Now let’s look at how some of the different firms operate, how to find a good recruiting firm and make the most of it. How It Works Pay structures will differ […]

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