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Level Up: GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care Spreads Its Roots with Franchises

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Josh Wise knew he’d be an entrepreneur from the time he could talk. He was always selling something to somebody. He started out mowing lawns when he was 14, with his father driving him around on […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Dealing with Mature Weeds

This late in the summer season if you’ve got lawn care clients complaining about weeds, you’re often dealing with mature versions that are more challenging to banish from the yard. While they may take a little more effort to get rid of, not all hope is lost when it comes to managing mature weeds. Below […]

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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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The picture illustrates a tall fescue clump in a stand of Kentucky bluegrass ryegrass lawn.
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Lawn Care Corner: Not All Lawn Brown Spots Are Created Equally!

The summer months bring about environmental conditions that challenge the development, growth, and health of cool-season grasses. Conversely, warm-season grasses thrive in the summer months. However, the hot and humid weather conditions promote pathogens that could impede turfgrass health, if not managed properly. The most common impact of the summer conditions is the appearance of discolored, […]

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Photo: Weedman

Setting Up Your Lawn Care Franchise for Success

Say you’ve decided you want to add lawn care services to your business and that going the franchise route is what meets your needs the best. What next? Now it is time to choose which lawn care franchise you want to work with. There are a number of different options out there and there is […]

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Diversifying Your Business with a Lawn Care Franchise

Lawn care as a service has been thriving over the years, and demand has only picked up as people are reinvesting in their backyards and spending more time at home. Even in times of economic downturn, the lawn care segment does well. “We are a low-ticket item that helps homeowners protect their biggest asset,” says […]

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Yellow nutsedge is one of the many weeds you'll see in the summer.
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Lawn Care Corner: Managing Summer Weeds

Depending on your location, what summer weeds your clients see popping up will vary in the coming months. “In general, annual grasses like crabgrass and yellow foxtail have emerged,” says Ken Hutto, Ph.D., product development manager with FMC Professional Solutions.  “Yellow nutsedge and Kyllinga species are more noticeable in cool-season turfgrass markets this time of year. […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Summer Insect Pests Begins in May

Depending on your location in the country, May is prime time for certain insects to begin attacking your customers’ lawns. How you go about identifying the damage and treating it properly is crucial so check out the prime suspects that may find their way to your customers’ susceptible turf. Scouting for these insects in May […]

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The Agronomist: ‘I’ve Got Crabgrass in My Lawn!’ (Do They Really?)

In the early spring, you will encounter a great many phone calls from customers that deal with the subject of crabgrass. Let’s look at a couple of frequent ones. Q: It’s early spring and I’ve already got crabgrass in my lawn. A: Not likely. Until the weather gets hot, crabgrass seedlings stay relatively small and […]

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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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