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Technology Toolbox: Speed Up Your Lawn and Landscaping Estimates

The lawn and landscape industry has come a long way from having to do everything with pen and paper. Because time is money, you can impress potential clients and cut down on long work hours by taking advantage of the different types of estimating software available. There are several different types of estimating software options […]

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Photo: Farmside Landscape & Design

Landscape and Industry Trends for 2022

Whether we’re ready for it or not, 2022 is almost here. Focus on the landscape shot up at the start of the pandemic and that appreciation for the outdoors isn’t going anywhere. Below are some of the industry and design trends that landscape professionals are expecting to see going strong next year. Industry Trends While […]

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Photo: Creative Roots Landscaping

Design-Build: Building Your Winter Backlog

If you’ve already got a fair amount of landscaping jobs scheduled for the spring, it can be tempting to coast through the winter months. However, with the ongoing supply chain issues, building your winter backlog can help with securing materials in advance. For some companies, the demand for custom residential landscapes doesn’t slow down, regardless […]

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Level Up: The Greathouse Company Grows Despite Having to Start Over

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Lee Greathouse, LIC, knew when he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974 with a B.S. in ornamental horticulture that he wanted to start his own company. However, he knew he needed some experience first. […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Transforming a Tired Lakefront Property Into a Jewel

On Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, a homeowner purchased a dilapidated cottage and run-down property with the intent of converting it into a summer home where their large family could gather. When they heard of how Landmark Landscapes, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, had completed a project for a nearby neighbor that called for a lot of permitting, they […]

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Design-Build: Sloped Lawn Solutions

Properties on hillsides or with steep slopes come with a number of challenges and opportunities. While proper drainage and erosion control are concerns that need to be tackled, designing a landscape on a sloped site provides a lot of creative potential. Every site is different so there’s never going to be a one-size-fits-all solution for […]

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Photo: James Martin Associates

Landscapes of the Month: Blending the Indoors with an Outdoor Living Space

In Highland Park, Illinois, a homeowner had purchased a property with plans of updating and modernizing the interior and the exterior. One of the reasons they chose the property was because of the potential to add a swimming pool. Because James Martin Associates Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois, maintained homes in the client’s neighborhood with […]

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Level Up: New Castle Lawn & Landscape Focuses on the Profitability of Their Core Services

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. New Castle Lawn & Landscape, based in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, has undergone some serious ups and downs over the years, but they have weathered the storms and come out stronger now. Founded in 1994 by Bryan Weise […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Providing Commercial Landscaping for a BMX Park

In Houston, Texas, a client wanted to develop the largest BMX exclusive park in the world. This was part of their ongoing efforts to invigorate North Houston and create spaces for people to visit. They brought on Yellowstone Landscape to help with the revitalization of this space, which was formerly a wastewater management plant. The […]

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Level Up: Arcadia Gardens, LLC Success Comes from Strong Employee Retention

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Arcadia Gardens, LLC, based in Bridgman, Michigan, was started in 1990 by Dot Hollerbach. Her son, Todd, joined her a year or so after. Hollerbach was an avid gardener and she had been encouraged to start […]

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