We recently updated our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that our revised Privacy Policy applies.

How I Do It

How I Do It: Switching to a Subscription Service Model

Cash flow is crucial in order to scale your business and one way to help remedy this issue is to switch your operations to a subscription service model. Blades of Green, based in Edgewater, Maryland, has been operating this way for five years now. Brad Leahy, vice president of the company, says he would never […]

Read More
Photo: Green Expectations

Green Expectations Opens Plant Shop During House Plant Craze

Green Expectations, based in Zephyrhills, Florida, was founded in 1996 and has undergone many changes over the years. One of their latest changes has been the addition of a plant shop and garden center. Derrick Paredes, owner of Green Expectations, started the plant shop in August of 2020 and has taken advantage of the COVID-driven […]

Read More
Photo: Landscape Creations

How I Do It: Designing Virtually with Clients

While the landscape industry was deemed essential early on during the pandemic, companies still had to pivot and change some of their operations to continue doing business safely. One aspect of that is meeting with clients virtually to go over their landscape designs. Josh Robinson, design and sales manager for Todd’s Services Inc., based in […]

Read More

Level Up: It’s All About Relationships for Balanced Environments Inc.

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When Balanced Environments, Inc. (BEI) based in Old Mill Creek, Illinois, first started Bruce Church and Tom Kelly set a goal of reaching $7 million in 10 years. However, the company hit this goal in year […]

Read More

R&S Property Services’ National Builder Connections Accelerate the Company’s Growth

When R&S Property Services, based in Spring City, Pennsylvania, first started in 2009, they solely did residential hardscapes and pond installations. Now R&S is a full-service landscape company that does business with corporate campuses, industrial and business complexes, homeowners associations, retail shopping centers, new housing developments and more. President Ryan Shrum started his company while […]

Read More

How I Do It: Inside a Gold Safety Award Winner’s Operations

At Duke’s Landscape Management, safety has always been a number one priority for owner Eric Cross. Based in Hackettstown, New Jersey, Duke’s provides commercial landscape maintenance, commercial snow and ice management, landscape design/build and holiday display services. Last year the company earned several NALP Safety Recognition Awards: a gold level – Overall Safety Achievement award, […]

Read More

Takeaways from On Tour with Blades of Green

Blades of Green recently shared some of the things that make their company tick during the virtual On Tour event. To view the whole On Tour video, click here. Blades of Green, based in Edgewater, Maryland, serves more than 10,000 clients with more than $12.5 million in revenue. The company started in 1989 as a […]

Read More

Level Green Landscaping Streamlines Their Bid Process with SiteRecon

Sponsored Content Level Green Landscaping, based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, adopted SiteRecon in September 2020 and since then automated more than 500 hours of hand-drawing property measurements. Level Green is a commercial landscaping company that handles maintenance with enhancements and snow removal. The properties the company works on vary from small parcels all the way […]

Read More

Melwood Provides People with Differing Abilities a Career in the Landscape Industry

Melwood is a nonprofit that has been providing jobs and opportunities for people of differing abilities for over 50 years in the Washington, D.C. area. The organization provides employment and job training to more than 2,000 people of differing abilities a year. Started in 1963, a small group of parents and community supporters decided to […]

Read More

How I Do It: Implementing Drug Testing

The decision to start a drug-testing program is a nuanced one. While it helps ensure the safety of your employees and customers, it also narrows an already shrinking labor pool. Josh Flynn, CEO of Seabreeze Property Services, based in Portland, Maine, and Gerry Bower, president/CEO of Total Lawn Care, LLC, based in Weslaco, Texas, share […]

Read More