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The center portion of this rose is affected by rose rosette disease showing leaf distortion and discoloration.
Photo: Oklahoma State University Extension

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

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 registered for a small business course that planted the seed for his company. “On the first day, my professor […]

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Photo: NALP/Philippe Nobile Photography

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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Level Up: Parterre Garden Services Focuses on a Customer Intimate Model

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Parterre Garden Services, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was created when landscape architect Greg Lombardi was looking for a way to provide high-end, high-quality maintenance for the properties he had designed. Lombardi met Jason Harris 21 years […]

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Photo: Brian Mullins, Raleigh Commercial Photos

Landscapes of the Month: Overcoming Foot Traffic at The Carolina Inn at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Carolina Inn is an upscale hotel located on-campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is known to host university-related gatherings, including alumni weddings and other private events, which lead to the hotel’s need for a landscaping update. Due to the hotel’s distinguished location and entertainment duties, the client brought on […]

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Landscape Maintenance: Keeping Seasonal Color Thriving

If you offer seasonal color services, the last thing you want is to deal with are complaints from clients about their annuals not looking the best during the summer months. Since this is the prime time for the landscape to pop, check out some of the main maintenance methods to ensure the flower beds remain […]

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Photo: Greg Jordan, UNH Extension

Tree Care: Helping Trees Recover from Mulch Volcanos

You’ve probably seen them plenty of times. Mulch volcanos erupting throughout spring as property owners want to freshen up their landscapes. Yet despite their frequency, mulch volcanos are very harmful to trees. These massive piles of mulch around the base of trees can result in disease, decay, root rot and the eventual death of the […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Restoring a Tropical Landscape to Health

When the board of directors of a luxury beachfront, high-rise property in Bal Harbour, Florida, decided they wanted their landscape to stand out from the rest of the condos in the area, they chose VisualScape Inc., to manage their landscape. Located on the world-famous Collins Avenue, the landscape needed to be pristine and healthy and […]

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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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Photo: Yellowstone Landscape

Exceeding Expectations with HOAs

Homeowners associations (HOAs) exist to uphold their bylaws and protect owners’ property values. Because people residing in the community are paying dues to the HOA to manage neighborhood common areas and sometimes their own property, expectations are high. “HOAs are often unfairly stereotyped as nitpicky for the way that they choose to enforce the standards […]

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