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Where to Embrace AI and Automation in the Lawn and Landscape Industry

Lawn care and landscaping are very hands-on tasks, but there are still ways to take advantage of tech innovations like AI and automation. Colin Bemus, president of Bemus Landscape Inc., based in San Clemente, California, says it’s short-sighted to assume AI and automation don’t apply to the landscape industry. “I think we should promote it,” […]

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Integrating AI and Automation Into Your Lawn and Landscape Operations

It can be overwhelming to figure out just how AI and automation can be implemented in your lawn and landscape business. For the landscape companies already implementing these tools, they see a lot of opportunity as their usage grows in the industry. “I’m one of those believers that a high tide raises all ships as […]

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Technically Speaking: Caring for Clients’ Edible Gardens

With rising grocery prices, it’s no wonder edible gardens are experiencing a boost in popularity. You can take advantage of this trend by helping your clients install and care for their own edible gardens. “if you’re already taking care of somebody’s lawn, and or doing mulch and pruning of hedges, you can offer an additional […]

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Designing for Well-Being: Essential Elements of Effective Therapy Gardens

Nature does the body good, and while your clients can benefit from any type of garden, therapy gardens offer specific health benefits. Therapy gardens can be offered to both residential and commercial clients. Individuals seeking respite can enjoy one in their backyard while corporate campuses, hospitals, and community centers are some of the commercial spaces […]

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Knowing Your Numbers: Essential Metrics to Master

Sponsored content by Shawn Prince, VP, BizDev, Attentive.ai Having spent over two decades in the landscaping industry, understanding the right metrics can spell the difference between thriving and barely surviving. In this field, it’s not just about having a green thumb; it’s equally about having a keen eye on the numbers that define our success. […]

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No Mow May: Is It Really Beneficial?

“Now Mow May” is a popular movement that encourages homeowners to withhold their first lawn mowing until the first of June. For environmentally conscious homeowners, No Mow May can truly seem like a win-win. Help out some pollinators while delaying their mowing services for a whole month, what’s not to like? However, when you start […]

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Safety Culture: Cultivating Cybersecurity Awareness Within Your Team

As technology becomes more commonplace within your landscape company, the importance of cybersecurity awareness only increases. Whether your team is using software to schedule appointments, create client estimates or tablets in the field to take property notes, all of these have the potential to be exploited if you are not educating your staff on the […]

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Survey Says: Consumer Mindset Toward Green Spaces Is Positive

Recently, G&S Business Communications conducted a survey that found 69% of respondents believe having and maintaining natural grass helps the environment. “Consumers have strong preferences toward natural grass driven by their desire for authenticity, the sensory enjoyment of real grass and the aesthetic values that define personal outdoor spaces,” says Lyndsey Newnam, senior vice president […]

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Analyzing the Future of Single and Multi-Purpose Robots in the Landscape Industry

While sci-fi authors often portray the future of robotics with humanoid creations, Electric Sheep Robotics, Inc., based in San Francisco, California, is exploring the power of multi-purpose AI agents that can automate single-purpose tasks. The company introduced their AI-powered robot, Verdie, earlier this year. It has several different attachments allowing it to string trim, blow […]

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Utilizing AI and Maintaining a Personal Touch with Clients

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic, and rightfully so. This groundbreaking technology is evolving and improving on a regular basis and many landscape companies are starting to find ways they can take advantage of this tool in their day-to-day work. Jay Rotonnelli, vice president of business development for Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, based in […]

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