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The Edge Magazine

Achieving Next-Level Success

Growing a business often comes with a process of trial and error. While each landscape, lawn care or tree care company is different, seeing what techniques and best practices have worked for others can save professionals valuable time and resources. Three landscape industry leaders share what they’ve done to elevate their businesses, culture and branding […]

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Changing the Game: Creating Efficient Headquarter Layouts

If your landscape company is growing, you’ve probably had to discuss whether you’ve outgrown your current location or not. While in some cases you can squeeze some more time out of your present headquarters with better organization, you probably will need a new facility at some point. When that time comes, this is a golden […]

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Faces of the Industry: Anthony Mak

Nine years ago, Anthony Mak was working at a banquet hall and wanted to try something new. He saw Chalet, based in Wilmette, Illinois, had an opening for an integrated pest management spray technician. “Though I had no experience, Chalet was willing to provide training and this became the start of my new career,” Mak […]

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Innovator Series: Milwaukee Tool Leads Battery-Powered Innovation for Outdoor Power Equipment

Sponsored Content Milwaukee Tool is the industry leader in cordless innovation and is committed to delivering innovative solutions that increase productivity and unmatched durability for the trades. Working side-by-side with landscape and forestry professionals has provided an understanding of the requirements for performance, durability, and ergonomics. This time investment allows them to deliver disruptive innovation […]

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Protecting Your Business: Industry Companies Are Prime Cybersecurity Targets

Cyberattacks are one of those nightmare scenarios that you might think will never happen to your company. You may say to yourself, “Who wants to hack a lawn care business?” Unfortunately, there are plenty of cybercriminals who want to do just that. In the early days, cybercriminals were focused on larger companies because you had […]

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The 101: Elevate Your Business

By Mike McCarron, Image Works Landscaping I once heard someone say, “Every line is the perfect length if you don’t measure it.” If you’re like many business owners in our industry, you probably think you know how successful your business is or isn’t, right? But, how do you know for sure? The only way to […]

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The Agronomist: A Good Spring Lawn Starts in the Fall

You know when people start making jokes incorporating camels and lawns that it wasn’t a banner summer for most of us. The U.S. Drought Monitor map, released each Thursday by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, depicted ever-increasing areas of the country that were deficient in precipitation, while evapotranspiration data from […]

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Tech Tools That Improve Operational Efficiency

With seasonal businesses, efficiency is everything. You can’t add more hours to the day, but you can use your time wisely by taking advantage of a wide range of technology. “It’s all about being more efficient,” says Tom Gardocki, owner of New Era Excavation, LLC, based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. “Technology should equal efficiency if […]

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Landscape Construction Equipment Goes Electric

With landscaping companies across the country rolling out all-electric lawn maintenance crews, it should be no surprise that electric construction equipment would find its way to the landscape industry as well. Electric construction equipment isn’t completely new, as hybrid diesel-electric machines have existed for a while. The most recent debuts in compact construction equipment are […]

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Robotic Mower Rundown

While robotic mowers have become commonplace in the European market, their adoption has been slower in the U.S. Despite this delayed acceptance, robotic mower manufacturers are confident that as awareness increases, so will these machines’ popularity. “As more people become educated about the availability and benefits of robotic mowers in North America, adoption will become […]

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