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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining High Style in the Pines

About 25 miles outside of Denver, Colorado, you’ll find a luxurious house among the hills of a golf course community. For much of the year, this property is a vibrant hub of activity as the homeowners entertain guests and enjoy the vast amenities of their home. Lifescape Colorado, based in Denver, has maintained this exceptional […]

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No Mow May: Is It Really Beneficial?

“Now Mow May” is a popular movement that encourages homeowners to withhold their first lawn mowing until the first of June. For environmentally conscious homeowners, No Mow May can truly seem like a win-win. Help out some pollinators while delaying their mowing services for a whole month, what’s not to like? However, when you start […]

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Crafting Dynamic Seasonal Color Programs with Plant Material

Seasonal color can provide your clients’ properties with that extra bit of pizazz, but coming up with creative designs that offer up that wow factor season after season can be tricky. Melissa Dorsey, vice president of sales for Woodlawns Landscape Company, Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois, says the key is to hire someone dedicated to […]

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Analyzing the Future of Single and Multi-Purpose Robots in the Landscape Industry

While sci-fi authors often portray the future of robotics with humanoid creations, Electric Sheep Robotics, Inc., based in San Francisco, California, is exploring the power of multi-purpose AI agents that can automate single-purpose tasks. The company introduced their AI-powered robot, Verdie, earlier this year. It has several different attachments allowing it to string trim, blow […]

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From Petals to Profits: Keys to a Flourishing Seasonal Color Program

If you provide commercial landscape maintenance, one area of untapped potential is a seasonal color program. Even if you currently have a seasonal color program, you can take this offering to the next level. Melissa Dorsey, vice president of sales for Woodlawns Landscape Company, Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois, says a lot of landscape companies […]

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Franchise Leaders Join Forces: Exploring the Clintar and U.S. Lawns Merger

This year, U.S. Lawns, based in Orlando, Florida, joined EverSmith Brand’s portfolio of B2B service-based franchise companies. Previously, U.S. Lawns was owned by ValleyCrest and when ValleyCrest merged with The Brickman Group to form BrightView, U.S. Lawns tagged along. “We realized it was a good time for us to spin out, a necessary time,” says […]

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Level Up: Passion Powers Pleasant Places, Inc.’s Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Guy Artigues enjoys hard work. “I truly enjoy the sweat on your brow type thing and just the instant gratification of this industry that it provided,” Artigues says. “Back then, you were just doing little things […]

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Business Smarts: Tapping Into Property Managers’ Perspective When Selling

Property managers are the decision-makers for many commercial landscape accounts, so if you’re wondering how you can successfully impress them and close deals with them, take some time to step into their shoes.   One of the easiest ways to discover what matters most to property managers is to reflect on what causes a prospect […]

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Business Smarts: Aligning Your Landscape Company with Property Managers’ Needs and Preferences

Property managers have plenty of commercial landscape companies to choose from, so how do you stand out? It can be a hard market to break into, but it comes down to building strong relationships. Check out some of the ways to strengthen your relationship with property managers. Property Manager Preferences While communication is a priority […]

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Business Smarts: Methods for Encouraging Customer Prepay

When you started your lawn care or landscape maintenance business, chances are the last thing on your mind was how you’d handle customers who pay late, or worse, not at all. With cash flow always being a major concern, delinquent payments are an additional stressor you don’t want to deal with. One of the ways […]

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