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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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Innovator Series: The Future Is Robotics as a Service

Sponsored Content When Robin Autopilot started out in 2015, founders Justin Crandall and Bart Lomont used a ‘Uber-for-lawncare’ model for their traditional mowing services. However, due to labor gaps, they switched to robotic mowing and sold off the traditional business to Porch.com. They launched a franchise model to expand the business in 2018. In 2019, […]

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Computer Tablets: Valuable Business Allies

One of Ben Franklin’s most notable quotes is, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nowhere is this more appropriate than in the landscaping industry. As you know, we live in difficult times filled with frequent client “challenges” such as claims for damages, refusal to pay valid invoices, assertions of incomplete work, […]

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Work commences on one of Phoenix's first Cool Corridors.
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Heat Officers Utilize Landscaping to Help Cool Cities

Cities have been warming at twice the global average due to the urban heat island effect, which is caused by buildings and pavement trapping heat. In response to this issue, several cities have created the position of ‘chief heat officer’ to be responsible for developing heat mitigation strategies. Phoenix, Los Angeles and Miami-Dade County are […]

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Adapting to California Water Restrictions

Earlier this year, the State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously to implement a statewide ban on the watering of nonfunctional turf in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors in California that runs for one year. The board also put regulations in place requiring local agencies to implement water use restrictions as water supplies may […]

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Industry Trends: Rising Rates and Risks in the Economy

During the Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America annual conference, Robert Dietz, Ph.D., chief economist and senior vice president for the National Association of Homebuilders shared his forecast for the housing market and the general economy. Due to elevated inflation, the Federal Reserve is moving to aggressively tighten its policies in order to […]

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Highlight the Value of Trees with i-Tree Tools

April 29 will mark the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, which was started in Nebraska and serves as a tree-planting holiday. This holiday represents a hope for the future by planting trees that will one day provide clean air, cooling shade, habitats for wildlife and healthier communities. If you’re wanting to show your clients the […]

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If You’re Not Growing, You’re Dying: How Breckenridge Landscape Wins With STACK 

Sponsored Content April is National Lawn Care Month, a reminder that spring is here and it’s time to focus on lawn care and planting. It provides an opportunity to explore resources and evaluate your landscaping business to ensure workflow efficiency and maximized profits. Whether it’s dusting off the zero-turn mower, networking with a new supplier, […]

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Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions Works with St. Louis Green Business Challenge to Promote Ecological Landscaping

When Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions started working with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on implementing the university’s sustainability goals, it came to their attention that they didn’t have an internal structure for sustainable practices. While they recognized sustainability was part of who they are, Focal Pointe didn’t have a collective approach to their operations […]

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Premier Oaks Landscape Management Never Misses a Beat with CompanyCam

Sponsored Content Premier Oaks Landscape Management serves the Dallas / Ft. Worth metro area with a full range of services, including landscape design, lawn and landscape maintenance, irrigation and sprinkler maintenance, outdoor lighting installation, and more. Founder and owner Anthony Harris began his landscaping career as a kid entrepreneur with a mower and some friends. […]

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