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Operations

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How I Do It: Operating with A New or Used Fleet

To buy new or used equipment, that is the question. While everyone likes the idea of an all-new fleet, there’s nothing wrong with operating with a fleet of used equipment or a mixture of both. It really all comes down to where you’re at in the business as one size does not fit all. Todd […]

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Greenworks Commercial 82-Volt Equipment Line Has Many Benefits

Sponsored Content Greenworks Commercial focuses on providing only battery-powered equipment, from zero-turn mowers to handheld outdoor tools. Their tools are engineered to meet or exceed gas-powered tool performance. Greenworks’ 82-volt lithium-ion batteries provide the necessary power and runtime to get the job done without producing emissions. The batteries retain power capacity even after 500 charges […]

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Call Backs

Lawn Care: Preventing Customer Call Backs

With the official start of spring just around the corner, lawn care crews are ramping up for the season. One way to make sure this season is particularly productive is to cut down on customer call backs. “Call backs are very costly to a business: the inefficiencies on your time and labor, fuel, wear and […]

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Soil

Lawn Care Corner: Why Knowing Your Soil pH Is Important

When it comes to managing your customers’ soil fertility, knowing soil pH values is critical. “By definition, soil pH is a measure of the soil Hydrogen ion (H+) content in the soil solution,” says Ben Hamza, Ph.D., product development associate director with FMC Professional Solutions. “This measure falls on a scale from 0 to 14, […]

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Lawn Care Corner: The Science Behind Preemergence Herbicides

It’s that time of the year again. Time to treat customers’ properties with preemergence herbicides before weeds like crabgrass can rear their ugly heads. But do you understand the science behind this practice? Dr. Tina Bond, technical service manager with FMC Professional Solutions, shares some insight into preemergence herbicides and how to use them effectively. […]

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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 […]

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How I Do It: Maintaining Employee Motivation

It’s natural for your employees to sometimes lose motivation, but it is your job as the company leader to step up and provide the right morale boost for your team. “It is our responsibility as leaders/coaches/managers to be aware of how our employees are feeling and intervene when we can to lift them up,” says […]

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How I Do It: The Business Case for Brine

If you offer snow and ice removal services during the winter months, chances are you’ve heard of contractors using brine. This tool has been touted as a solution to use less rock salt, but it has also been met with skepticism. Here to clear up some of the mysteries surrounding liquid brine are two companies […]

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How I Do It: Balancing Quality and Growth

If your company is growing considerably geographically, you might be considering opening another branch. Launching a new location may not be hard but maintaining the same level of quality can be a challenge without the proper procedures in place. Several companies who have spread their branches to different areas share tips on how to balance […]

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Business Smarts: Operating with Open-Book Management

Open-book management (OBM) is the philosophy that your company will perform better if you share the relevant finances of the company as a whole. By sharing this information with all your employees you can engage them more and build a loyal, informed team. “It’s a great way to make sure all your colleagues are committed […]

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