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iGen workforce

3 Ways to Reach the iGen Workforce

If you’re struggling to hire or retain employees, it’s possible you may need to revisit the way you do things. Today, the post-millennial generation (Generation Z) is arriving in the workforce—and their wants and needs are quite different than you might be used to. That means if you’re still employing yesterday’s approach to hiring and […]

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Landscape of the Month: Luxury Lakeside Living by Southern Landscape Group

The dramatic setting overlooking Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Virginia, lent itself well to big ideas, stunning design and creative landscaping. The Coopers were looking to maximize usable outdoor space by building a connected, flowing design that enabled interaction and incredible views for entertaining guests. They wanted luxury lakeside living. Over the course of two […]

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Landscape of the Month: Designs By Sundown’s New Headquarters alongside South Platte Park & River

Designs by Sundown is used to building out beautiful landscapes for high-end clients in Colorado, but this project was something special. Now it was their turn. They had built a new headquarters alongside the South Platte Park & River in Littleton, Colorado, and owner Mike Hommel wanted to use it as a place to showcase […]

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4 Landscape Services In Demand

Maintenance is a bread-and-butter service that has sustained many landscape companies through good times and bad. In fact, 36 percent of contractors answering an NALP survey say maintenance will bring in the most revenue for their businesses this year. Also, 37 percent of landscape professionals say maintenance is their fastest growing service. But there are […]

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Irrigation System Checks That Save Water

Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Damage from lawn equipment or improper winterization can cause leaks and other serious problems that can cost your customers a significant amount of wasted water. Here are a few irrigation system checks to perform on a monthly, yearly or periodic basis to […]

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John Mini Distinctive Designs: Garden Synchronicity

A longstanding client asked John Mini Distinctive Designs to help with a new project in midtown Manhatten. The client was building a new commercial residential skyscraper from the ground up. And they had a goal to create a sustainable, functional and inviting space. John Mini Distinctive Designs: The Project The property plan consisted of a […]

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More Landscape Trends Dominating 2019 Spaces

Now that spring has officially sprung, landscape trends talk has escalated. Horticulture experts across the country are touting the most popular ideas emerging in their local landscapes. Here are 4 more landscape trends people are talking about this year. Landscape Trends: Younger Generations Embrace All Things Green As younger generations become homeowners, customer expectations are […]

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Lawn Mowing, Landscape Maintenance, Irrigation Boost Residential & Commercial Site Value

Lawn care, landscape maintenance and tree care services, in addition to irigation system installations, produce substantial payouts at resale. This according to the 2018 Remodeling Report: Outdoor Features, by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and NALP. The report examines 13 outdoor residential projects and 10 commercial property projects, highlighting the reasons why property owners complete them. […]

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How Exscape Designs added enhancements

How Exscape Designs Boosted Revenue With Enhancements

Novelty, Ohio’s Exscape Designs built a reputation in the area for providing high-quality design/build work. Owner Bill Dysert says it became apparent to his sales team that the company was being overlooked for smaller enhancements. Dysert says many homeowners in the area just saw the company—which performs residential design/build and maintenance work—as beyond their budgets. […]

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Flipping Commercial Landscapes to Raise Property Values & First Impressions

By Missy Henriksen In recent years, the trend of home flipping has taken off. Flippers invest in inexpensive homes, making the necessary renovations and quickly reselling. The time between purchase and sale of a flipped home is often less than a year. After surveying members on industry trends, NALP found the concept of “flipping” is […]

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