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Level Up: Thrive Outdoor Is Growing to Provide Opportunities

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Lee Buffington, LIC, originally wanted to become a doctor but along the way, he found another career path in landscaping. What had started as a summertime job to earn money for college turned into a full-fledged […]

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2021 Judges Award: Made in the Shade

In Wilmette, Illinois, a granite cobble drive leads to a home with 25 mature trees and sweeping planting beds filled with flowering shrubs and perennials. The client wanted a colorful landscape they could enjoy with friends and family so they hired Chalet Nursery in 2017 to take on the maintenance. Their work on this property […]

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Level Up: Running the Business Is a Team Effort for Landscape America

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. In high school, Doug McDuff knew he didn’t want to work inside. He wanted to work outdoors and even considered becoming a park ranger before his guidance counselor suggested he check out the Stockbridge School of […]

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Landscape Maintenance: Managing Fall Leaves

The changing of the season is often appreciated for the deciduous trees’ leaves showcasing beautiful hues of red, yellow and orange. However, once the leaves have fallen, they become a chore. While some insist you should just leave the leaves, there is some nuance to that practice. Fallen leaves do decompose and provide valuable nutrients […]

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Business Smarts: Route Density Practices to Avoid

Route density is a key to becoming more profitable as a lawn care company, but there are some practices that might not be worth the effort. Below are some methods that other companies have opted not to use when it comes to increasing their route density for their business. Door-to-Door Sales Often thought of something […]

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Technically Speaking: To Deadhead or Not to Deadhead

Nothing is quite luxurious as having a landscape filled with beautiful flowers blooming and if you’re wanting to extend the length of the blooming season for your customers, deadheading can help achieve this. Deadheading is the practice of removing spent blooms from flowering plants. It refreshes a plant’s appearance, controls seed dispersal and redirects their […]

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Rise of the Machines: Robotic Mowers’ Place in the Industry

Robotic mowers have been on the scene for years now and many landscape maintenance companies have been watching and waiting to implement these machines at the right time. Most company owners acknowledge that robotic mowers aren’t a fad and expect them to become even more prevalent in the future as their technology improves. If you […]

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The Agronomist: Take a Leaf Out of a Farmer’s Book and Till Your Customers’ Properties

I must admit that I really enjoy watching farming videos on YouTube. The Millennium Farmer and Farmhand Mike are some of my favorites. I live in a part of the country where my food comes from a supermarket so seeing how crops are tended on such an enormous scale is something that fascinates me.   What stands out in these videos is something […]

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Learn About Ruppert Landscape’s Core Strengths During the NALP Field Trip

Want to know what makes Ruppert Landscape tick? Don’t miss the opportunity to go behind the scenes in person at Ruppert’s headquarters in Laytonsville, Maryland, on Sept. 1-2 for the fifth annual NALP Field Trip. Hosts Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping, and Frank Mariani, CEO of Mariani Landscape, will lead the tour […]

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Photo: NALP Philippe Nobile Photography

Technically Speaking: Extending Your Mower’s Lifespan

During the peak of the mowing season, the last thing you want to experience is downtime. By following a number of best practices, you can mitigate downtime and extend your mower’s lifespan. When it comes down to it, the main principle is if you take good care of your equipment it will last you much […]

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