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Level Up: Brookstone Landscape & Design Thrives on Word of Mouth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. It was seven years ago when Tim Hawkins, LIC, decided to take the leap and start his own landscaping company. The business he was working for at the time had just been bought and he had […]

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How I Do It: Being A Woman in A High-Intensity Position

Tara Piergies-Baker has been in the industry since 2004. She was steered towards landscape architecture by her professor Roy DeBoer at Rutgers University thanks to her love of the outdoors and working outside. She took on the role of design/build construction sales manager at Milosi, based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, last August and she says it’s […]

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Working with Difficult Clients: When to Stay and When to Go

As a lawn care or landscape company providing a service, you are bound to encounter difficult clients. While you can’t control another person’s behavior, you can control how often you end up working with these individuals and how you respond to them. If handled properly, you can even transform these ‘problem’ customers into loyal proponents […]

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Photo: Morgan Howarth

Landscapes of the Month: Transforming a Narrow Space Into a Celebration of the Seasons

In Bethesda, Maryland, a client wanted a multi-functional outdoor space to match their newly-built modern house. Rossen Landscape, based in Great Falls, Virginia, was able to accommodate this request and overcame the challenges of the narrow space. Their work creating a modern marvel earned them a Gold Award in the 2021 Awards of Excellence. “It’s […]

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Level Up: Pazmany Bros. Landscaping Works to Grow Sustainability

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Peter Pazmany started working for his father’s landscaping company, Pazmany Bros. Landscaping, based in Los Altos, California, in high school and would help out throughout his college years. He hadn’t considered joining the business full-time until […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Installing a Landscape for Plant Lovers

It is rare lately to encounter clients who aren’t searching for a complete low-maintenance landscape. However, this was the case for a residence in Estacada, Oregon. In fact, this couple of avid gardeners were seeking a company that could create a ‘working garden’ for them that they could enjoy and labor in. After receiving several […]

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Level Up: Site Structures Landscape Grows Steadily By Being a Great Place to Work

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Ever liked your side job more than your regular job? This was the case for Charlie Bourdages. In 1988, his next-door neighbor had just started his own landscaping company and asked Bourdages to help him on […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Campus Landscape from the Ground Up

The Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, wanted a new entrance onto campus that provided easy access to newly built institutional buildings. Washington University also wanted adequate parking and landscaping to match their existing beautiful campus. This East End Transformation project was taken on by Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, based in Caseyville, […]

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Design-Build: Drainage Solutions for Yards

Poor drainage in a yard can result in the erosion of topsoil, water pooling around a house’s foundation, and even flooded basements. Overall, this issue can make a yard unusable and leave homeowners extremely frustrated. Causes of Poor Drainage If you have customers complaining about their muddy misfortunes in the backyard, there are a number […]

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Oh Deer! Options for Reducing Deer Landscape Damage

Depending on your location, deer feeding on landscapes can be a problem any time of the year. If you have clients seeking a way to save their backyards from becoming a buffet, there are several different approaches you can take. Deer can be persistent once they’ve found a feeding ground they like so discourage them […]

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