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How I Do It: Milosi Invests in R&D to Stay on the Cutting Edge

An R&D department sounds like something only multimillion-dollar corporations can afford to have, but Milosi, based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, has started a bit smaller by creating an R&D committee at the end of 2022. Taylor Milliken, owner and president of Milosi, says he’s wanted to start an R&D committee for years. “With Create and Innovate […]

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How I Do It: Integrating Automation Into Workflows

Automation may sound like something reserved for manufacturing lines, but it can help improve your lawn or landscape company’s efficiency by condensing time-consuming processes. Lawson Thalmann, chief technology officer for Chalet, based in Wilmette, Illinois, says they have been using email automation for six years. It started with their e-commerce efforts, which was a natural […]

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Introducing Accelerate: Because Tech Should Be Simple

Sponsored Content By Shiva Dhawan, CEO, Co-founder, Attentive.ai In the competitive world of landscaping, efficiency is king. So why are many businesses still stuck with outdated, fragmented tools? Every landscaping company, no matter its niche or size, grapples with unique challenges. Here, a one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t cut it. But finding a business management tool that […]

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How I Do It: Dealing with Truck Repairs and Maintenance Delays

Landscape professionals depend on trucks, mowers and other equipment to accomplish their work. But trucks and mowers often need maintenance or repairs to continue performing properly. “Not doing the work due to not having equipment is something we work hard to avoid,” says Nelson Alvarado, fleet manager at Russell Landscape Group, headquartered in Sugar Hill, […]

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UTVs: The Workhorse of the Landscape Industry

Versatility and productivity are two ideal traits when it comes to equipment in the landscape industry and UTVs are able to deliver on both. “I think more and more landscape professionals are seeing the benefits of having a UTV in their fleet,” says Maureen McCormack, go-to-market manager for Gator Utility Vehicles for John Deere. “They […]

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Scheduling Is Key to Streamlining Your Business and Improving Efficiency

Guest post by Gage Roberts, a sales director for Aspire Software. In the green industry, a tight, busy schedule often aligns with long-term profitability and growth. However, if managed ineffectively, it can negatively impact the quality of your crew’s work and overall team morale – especially during the busy landscaping season. A well-defined scheduling strategy […]

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How I Do It: Implementing New Equipment Efficiencies

With labor being a constant challenge in the landscape industry, taking advantage of various equipment innovations can help you make the most of your current workforce and boost morale. Local Roots Landscaping, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, started seeking equipment that could increase their efficiency after buying a wheel loader in 2019. Patrick Murray, managing partner of […]

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The Importance of Properly Calibrating Lawn Care Equipment

Whether your lawn care season starts in spring in the Northeast or goes all year round, make sure you calibrate your lawn equipment to apply products properly and improve efficiency. Everything that applies a product, granular or liquid, should be carefully calibrated before your season starts. While it may seem like a chore you only […]

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Business Smarts: The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Overhead

When you’re looking to improve your company’s efficiency, one aspect you can consider is outsourcing some parts of the business that make up your overhead. Just like how you’d bring on a subcontractor to handle some of the tasks that aren’t your company’s specialty, outsourcing certain departments allows you to pass on duties that need […]

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Where Do You Stack Up in NALP’s 2021 Financial Benchmark Study?

Have you ever wanted a yardstick to measure your company’s performance against others in the industry? Look no further than the 2021 Financial Benchmark Study. This study presents a detailed analysis of key operating and financial data from lawn care and landscape professionals in the industry and allows you to analyze your company’s strengths and […]

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