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Level Up: Stay Green, Inc. Looks to Double In Size

Right before Christmas in 1969, Richard Angelo was laid off from his nursery job. Operating out of his garage, he started Stay Green, Inc., based in Santa Clarita, California, in 1970, serving residential clients. Now his son, Chris Angelo, is the CEO of the company. “My dad was very good at partnering with me and […]

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Take Time to Refresh Your Pruning Practices

If you’re an experienced landscape professional, it’s easy to think once you’ve mastered a technique like pruning, there’s no need to revisit the matter. However, this mindset can cause you to hold on to obsolete pruning practices. “We’re working with living plants, which are dynamic organisms,” says Jen Kettell, owner of Radiant Leaf Consulting and […]

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Level Up: Natural Concerns, Inc. Focuses on Growing Their People, Not Their Revenue

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Roland Harvey founded Natural Concerns, Inc., based in Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, in 1989 with the desire to provide quality landscaping services utilizing a natural approach. He had worked for other landscape companies but decided to go […]

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2022 Judges’ Award: Maintaining a Boxwood Lover’s Paradise

When The LaurelRock Company, based in Wilton, Connecticut, took on the maintenance of an estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 2020, the plant health care was nonexistent and the multi-million-dollar landscape was in decline. Two years later, their work on the property earned LaurelRock one of the two prestigious Judges’ Awards presented in 2022, which is […]

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How I Do It: Being Profitable During Fall Cleanup Season

Sponsored Content Depending on your location, the start of fall cleanup season varies, but sooner or later, the leaves will be falling, and customers will be calling. The question is – are you prepared to make the most of it? Michael Bedell, owner of Bedell Property Management, LLC, based in Milford, Michigan, says since he’s […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Charming English Garden

Located in Cherry Hills, Colorado, upon two acres of English garden-style landscape, is a European cottage-style home. The home has a pool, a main entertaining space, and a few smaller patio areas that contain flower beds, rocky paths, and a wide-ranging lawn area. In order to correctly maintain this residence, Lifescape Colorado was hired to […]

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Level Up: Mangold Horticulture Is Powered by Passionate People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. From day one, Mangold Horticulture, based in Excelsior, Minnesota, has been a full-service garden-centric company for high-end residential clients on the west side of Minneapolis. “We try to sell ourselves as the full solution,” says Justin […]

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The center portion of this rose is affected by rose rosette disease showing leaf distortion and discoloration.
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Technically Speaking: How to Control Rose Rosette Disease

Rose rosette disease is a condition that attacks roses, causing them to develop strange, deformed stems, leaves, and flowers. Rose species and rose hybrids are the only suitable hosts for the disease, with its primary host being the multiflora rose. As of now, there is no cure for rose rosette disease, making it an incredible […]

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Level Up: Shifting to Recurring Revenue Boosts Yard Solutions’ Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Eric Remeis, president of Yard Solutions based in Groveport, Ohio, grew up landscaping with his friends in the summer. This is what drew him to the agricultural branch of Ohio State, but it was when he […]

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Landscape Maintenance: Upping Your Customer Service Game

When there are a number of competitors in your market who are charging similar prices for their landscape maintenance services, one way to retain your client base is through superior customer service. Because customer service has become such a nebulous business phrase, you might be at a loss as to how to provide anything out […]

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