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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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Landscapes of the Month: Preserving a Coastal Gem Via Organic Landscape Maintenance

This beautiful property in Connecticut is a few miles from the Long Island Sound, where it sits alongside an inlet and features a wide range of environments. Since 2020, the Glengate Company, based in Wilton, Connecticut, has been responsible for maintaining the landscape and finding ways to raise the standards for this site, leading them […]

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Tree Care: Getting to The Root of the Problem

If a customer’s tree is struggling, often the root cause can literally be found in the roots. Numerous issues can impact a tree’s roots, but below are some of the common ailments and how to identify which one is causing the problem. If your company doesn’t have an in-house arborist, it’s always recommended to seek […]

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Quality Control: Train Your Team to Identify and Combat Common Landscape Pests

Your field staff are your eyes and ears on your customers’ properties. You can’t be everywhere, and neither can your account managers, which is why it is critical to train your crew members how to identify and address issues they spot in the landscape during their site visits. By having your whole team dedicated to […]

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How I Do It: The Benefits of Offering Portering Services

If commercial landscape maintenance is your bread and butter, you know that your clients count on you to keep their property looking sharp at all times. One possible add-on service line you can offer your clients is portering services. Portering services ensure that a client’s property is clean and presentable. This can cover picking up […]

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Common Stalling Points and Solutions For Closing Sales with Design-Build Customers

If you frequently deal with clients who reach the end of the sales process but can’t seem to sign the dotted line, this can significantly impact your work pipeline. Having a poor closing rate can be due to a number of different factors. Some reasons can be out of your control, but others you can […]

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Skyler Westergard’s Path in Nurturing Talent in the Landscape Industry

Skyler Westergard’s journey through the landscape industry has given him multiple viewpoints including that of a student, a technician, a landscape company owner, a branch manager and a professor. Now the learning and development specialist at LandCare, LLC, based in Frederick, Maryland, Westergard says his foundation as a college professor and working as a branch manager for […]

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Lawn Care: Communicating Cultural Practices To Your Clients

If your lawn care company doesn’t offer lawn maintenance services, it is truly a team effort to ensure your clients have the best-looking lawn. While you can control weeds and pests to a certain extent, it always comes back to proper cultural practices. It can seem like common sense to you, but it’s important to […]

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Drought-Tolerant Landscaping: Save Water Without Sacrificing Beauty

Water is a precious resource and in certain areas of the country, the push to preserve it by removing landscapes is becoming more prevalent. The good news is drought-tolerant landscaping can help conserve water without having to remove landscapes completely. In drought-stricken regions, many counties are offering rebates and incentives to get rid of lawns. […]

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Business Smarts: Work Schedule Options to Explore

In the battle for employees, it can be hard to compete against industries that are able to offer their hires remote or hybrid work. However, you can still provide different types of work-life balance to your team with various work schedule options. The main thing team members are looking for is a job that doesn’t […]

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