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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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Photo: Blades of Green

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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Photo: Bob Mann

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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Photo: Ruppert Landscape

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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Photo: Thomas Walker

Landscapes of the Month: Restoring a Garden to Its Full Potential

A client in Bethesda, Maryland, wanted a flourishing, lush, manicured garden. After two years of dissatisfaction, she reached out to Planted Earth Landscaping, based in Westminster, Maryland, to evaluate and restore the garden. Planted Earth took on this project in 2018. “We have a proven track record with the property manager and the landscape architect,” […]

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Level Up: Rice’s Landscapes Redefined Grows and Changes Over 80 Years of Business

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Bryan Rice, president of Rice’s Landscapes Redefined, grew up knowing he wanted to be part of the family business. The company had been founded in 1941 by his grandfather J.D. Rice. Bryan Rice was around 14 […]

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Photo: David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.

Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Colorful Cornucopia at Multiple Restaurants

The Lowlands Group, a restaurant group composed of Grand Cafes throughout Wisconsin, had just finished opening three restaurants in the span of 18 months when they decided to up their game when it came to their outdoor spaces. They decided to give David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., based in Germantown, Wisconsin, a chance to […]

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Photo: The Plant Concierge

Shifting Gears: What to Consider When Changing Your Company’s Focus

People are creatures of habit and typically avoid change when they can. However, sometimes it may be necessary to take a hard look at your current business model and shift your focus. In the case of The Plant Concierge LLC, based in Dallas, Texas, the company has actually changed its model several times. The first […]

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