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Level Up: Relationships Fuel Sunline Landscapes’ Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. It only took Curtis Atkinson one semester in college to know he wanted to start his own company. He had been working for another landscape company since high school, mowing lawns and working his way up […]

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Level Up: EarthCraft Landscaping Seeks to Continually Improve and Learn

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. You could say a love for the landscape industry is how EarthCraft Landscaping, based in Indiana, Pennsylvania, came to be. Husband and wife owners Aaron and Shanna Scordo had previously worked for another landscape company that […]

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Bringing Landscape Designs to Life: Virtual Reality Versus Augmented Reality

If someone says virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR), you might assume the terms are interchangeable, but VR and AR are two different technologies with separate features. These two tools are additional methods to consider when it comes to presenting designs to your clients. Studies have shown that VR and AR presentations increase the […]

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Photo: Designscapes Colorado, Inc.

Landscapes of the Month: Blending a Contemporary Backyard with the Indoor

Located in Denver, Colorado, this client desired a lush, inviting backyard space while keeping any maintenance that may be required to a minimum. The client also wanted a space that blends the interior with newly created outdoor rooms. To successfully complete this project, the client hired Designscapes Colorado, Inc., based in Centennial, Colorado, to take […]

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Level Up: Ambler Industries Looks to Add Cultural Fits to Their Team

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Rob Ambler grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit, always thinking of new business ideas and ways to make money. Because his father traveled a lot working for corporate America, Ambler knew he did not want that […]

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Photo: McHale Landscape Design

Methods for Keeping the Design Pipeline Full Over the Winter

In the landscape industry, it’s natural for things to slow down in the winter as clients think less about their outdoor spaces and bad weather in some areas of the country presents challenges. However, keeping your design pipeline full over the winter season is still possible. While it was more of a struggle to keep […]

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Fort Allen Park, Portland, Maine, was restored in 2014.
Photo: Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture, LLC

Preserving and Restoring Historic Landscapes

While in the past, landscapes have been treated as an afterthought when it comes to the preservation of historical buildings, they have come to be seen as valuable in their own right. Historic landscapes include residential gardens, cemeteries, battlefields, community parks and much more. Preserving and restoring historic landscapes is a complex task that is […]

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Photo: Alfredo's Lawn and Landscape

How I Do It: Incorporating Battery Power Into Hardscaping

You typically hear about battery-power equipment being implemented in landscape maintenance operations, but Alfredo’s Lawn and Landscape, based in Austin, Kentucky, has been able to incorporate some battery-powered tools in their hardscaping jobs. Alfredo Aubone, owner of Alfredo’s Lawn and Landscape, says they’ve been using battery-powered blowers for a long time because they’re easy and […]

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Level Up: Employees Are Villani Landshapers, Inc.’s Greatest Asset

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Villani Landshapers, Inc., based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is not Gino Villani’s first business, but it is his first time entering the landscape industry. While he always has had an entrepreneurial spirit, his background is in […]

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Level Up: Singing Hills Landscape, Inc. Opens Doors of Opportunity for Their Staff

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mike Leman moved from Illinois to Colorado in 1982 with the goal of working in agriculture. Unable to find an ag job that would pay the bills, he ended up becoming a landscape laborer. He spent […]

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