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Tree Care: Stop the Spread of Crape Murder

It’s February, which means in the South, crape myrtles have all of a sudden started sporting rather severe buzzcuts. Despite its extreme prevalence, this type of ‘pruning’ is the opposite of beneficial for the plant.   As a landscape professional, you know better than to practice topping innocent crape myrtles, better known as crape murder. […]

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Accelerate: End-to-End Business Management For Your Landscape Construction & Maintenance Divisions

Sponsored content by Shiva Dhawan, CEO, Co-Founder, Attentive.ai Dealing with a business management software that falls short of supporting your construction division alongside maintenance can be frustrating. You are bogged down with manual tasks, such as clicking & drawing polygons in blueprint PDFs, endless number crunching for estimates, and haggles with inaccuracies in purchasing data. […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Caring for a Waterfront Destination

Along the banks of the Potomac River is a waterfront destination known as “The Wharf,” which resides on the southwest side of Washington, D.C. This vibrant area is full of shops, restaurants, hotels, and a boardwalk, making it a popular stop for thousands of weekly visitors and Ruppert Landscape is responsible for keeping this space […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Historic Hollywood Studio

Among the movie studios of Culver City, California, you’ll find a historic place known as the Culver Studios. Over the years, several popular movies have been produced here, including Citizen Kane, Raging Bull, and E.T. With so much history on this site, the owners desired to have a landscape that matches the iconic buildings of […]

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Electric Sheep Takes on Landscape Maintenance with Their AI-Powered Robots

If you’ve been keeping up with the robotic mower market, you’ve probably heard of the brand, Electric Sheep Robotics, Inc., based in San Francisco, California. While the brand initially launched as a Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) offering, they have now pivoted to become a large-scale outdoor maintenance company powered by artificial intelligence and robotics. “We’ve spent the […]

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Level Up: Focal Pointe Is Creating Impactful Environments for People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. In 1998, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the Bishop of the Belleville, Illinois Catholic Diocese at the time, encouraged John Munie to start his own business and was his first customer. When Munie brought up the idea of […]

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Level Up: Quiet Village Landscaping Is Focused On Performing at the Highest Level

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Dennis Evans, owner of Quiet Village Landscaping, based in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up going to the Missouri Botanical Gardens as his mother was studying horticulture and landscape design. When he went to school for business, […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Preserving Native Plants and Conserving Water on This Corporate Campus

Silicon Valley is known for its technology, but this campus in Sunnyvale, California, features an urban landscape that connects people with nature. Pathline Park is a 42-acre site with 11 office buildings surrounded by meadows, forests, and modern art to provide a peaceful environment for tenants and employees. A main highlight of the property is […]

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Four Holiday Container Design Ideas

Halloween has passed, which means for many, it’s time to shift their focus to Christmas and other winter holidays. If your company provides seasonal displays, keeping your holiday container designs fresh is important. “Displays are easy to install and will separate you from your competition,” says Matt Chapman, a manager with Morin’s Landscaping Inc., based in […]

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Level Up: Prescription Landscape Grows with a Portfolio of Preferred Clients

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Prescription Landscape, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is committed to maintaining commercial landscapes with healthy land management practices. The company serves commercial clients, including hospitals, banks, industrial campuses, large offices and retail spaces. “Their common trait […]

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