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The Landscape Professional Magazine

Member Spotlight: Adrian Martinez, New West Landscape Management, Inc.

Adrian Martinez, president of New West Landscape Management, Inc. based in Concord, California, was introduced to the landscape business at a young age. His first job was working as a gardener and he quickly learned to love the work as he was constantly surrounded by gardens and open spaces. Martinez joined New West Landscape Management […]

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Faces of the Industry: Ellie and Juan Lamonaca

Ellie and Juan Lamonaca, owners of Conserva Irrigation of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, never thought they’d get into the irrigation industry at first. They had always wanted to be entrepreneurs and were keeping their eyes and ears open for different franchising opportunities. “We always thought of the green industry as a recession-proof business,” he says. “We […]

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Technology on Our Side

Technology continues to change how we live — and how we do business. For the lawn and landscaping industry, keeping up with technology has been a way to better serve clients while also streamlining operations and enhancing efficiency. Along with that, the companies keeping up with the latest technology are also finding ways to make […]

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Rise of the Machines: Robotic Mowers’ Place in the Industry

Robotic mowers have been on the scene for years now and many landscape maintenance companies have been watching and waiting to implement these machines at the right time. Most company owners acknowledge that robotic mowers aren’t a fad and expect them to become even more prevalent in the future as their technology improves. If you […]

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The Agronomist: Take a Leaf Out of a Farmer’s Book and Till Your Customers’ Properties

I must admit that I really enjoy watching farming videos on YouTube. The Millennium Farmer and Farmhand Mike are some of my favorites. I live in a part of the country where my food comes from a supermarket so seeing how crops are tended on such an enormous scale is something that fascinates me.   What stands out in these videos is something […]

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Looking at Smart Controllers for Smart Irrigation Month

Many environmental issues have come to the public’s attention in recent years and one, in particular, is water conservation. With droughts becoming more prevalent and water prices rising, it’s important to prevent water waste inside and out. “When the convenience of automation and freshwater come together, there is a high propensity for waste,” says Russ […]

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Choosing a CRM System for Your Business

You’ve started your business and you know a customer relationship management (CRM) system is a must-have as your business grows. But how to choose the right one? CRMs allow you to keep track of your interactions with all your customers, improve communications between sales and production teams, find and keep new customers and much more. […]

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Do You Need a CTO for Your Company?

You’ve heard of CEOs, CFOs and even COOs but what about a CTO? Chief Technical Officer may sound like a position that’s only relevant for tech or social media companies, but more lawn care and landscape companies are adding this position to their organizations as they see the value it offers. For Level Green Landscaping […]

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Landscape Companies Can Benefit From a Mobility and Stretch Routine

Implementing a mobility and stretch routine at your company can help your business and employees on a number of different levels. Body activation Starting the day off with a mobility and stretch routine can help employees prepare for the day ahead by activating their bodies before physical activity. Creating consistency with the program will allow […]

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Thinking Outside The Box

What does it take to be truly innovative in hardscaping? It can be easy to fall into a pattern of using the same materials and building the same design for client after client. But innovation and true out-of-the-box thinking can set one landscape design apart from the rest. When it comes to creativity, every single […]

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