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Technically Speaking: Eliminate Overwintering Pests

Clients might think in the winter there are no lawn or landscape matters to concern themselves with, but this a prime time to monitor and eliminate overwintering pests that can become a problem in the spring. While one can hope the freezing temperatures will kill off all of these troublesome insects, many can survive as […]

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The Value of SOPs and Making the Most of Them

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Processes and systems are the bedrock of your company. Implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) can turn your organization into a place of order and predictable business systems.   Bob Maffei, owner of The Maffei […]

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Protecting Your Business: Prepping for Tax Season Should Be a Daily Practice

As your business shifts into the slow season or the snow season, depending on where you’re based, you might just now finally have time to think about preparing your books for tax season. While it can be tempting to put these matters off until your busy season is over, maintaining your books on a daily […]

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Operational Efficiency: Take the Time to Winterize Equipment

The official start of winter is still weeks away, but you need to start considering winterizing your equipment if you haven’t already. Depending on your location, this could just apply to your mowers as the grass goes dormant or include your construction equipment if you don’t work through the colder months. Taking the time to […]

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Fort Allen Park, Portland, Maine, was restored in 2014.
Photo: Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture, LLC

Preserving and Restoring Historic Landscapes

While in the past, landscapes have been treated as an afterthought when it comes to the preservation of historical buildings, they have come to be seen as valuable in their own right. Historic landscapes include residential gardens, cemeteries, battlefields, community parks and much more. Preserving and restoring historic landscapes is a complex task that is […]

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Photo: Alfredo's Lawn and Landscape

How I Do It: Incorporating Battery Power Into Hardscaping

You typically hear about battery-power equipment being implemented in landscape maintenance operations, but Alfredo’s Lawn and Landscape, based in Austin, Kentucky, has been able to incorporate some battery-powered tools in their hardscaping jobs. Alfredo Aubone, owner of Alfredo’s Lawn and Landscape, says they’ve been using battery-powered blowers for a long time because they’re easy and […]

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Vermeer CTX160 Mini Skid Steer Minimizes Labor

Sponsored Content In 2021, Southern Classic Landscape Management, Inc. purchased a Vermeer CTX160 mini skid steer to replace its wheelbarrow fleet and help minimize labor needs. Southern Classic Landscape Management, Inc. beautifies outdoor spaces ranging from residential homes to commercial properties, from office and retail buildings to retirement and townhome communities to healthcare facilities. They […]

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Training for Competence: How To Make Sure New Hires Are Trained Properly

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. The average cost of hiring an employee is around $4,000. With this much money or more on the line, it should be a given that you want to do everything in your power to […]

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How To Handle Change Orders on Design/Build Landscape Projects

You can’t foresee everything that might happen on a landscape installation project, and sometimes this can result in necessary change orders. Improving your design process can help eliminate some of these occurrences, but they can still happen from time to time. Sometimes it is because the issue at hand is something that could not be […]

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Order Now To Keep Your Syngenta Savings Going All Year

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