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Rake in Additional Revenue With Pet Waste Removal Services

It’s a topic you often see addressed on landscape and lawn forums: “What do I do if my customer hasn’t picked up their pet waste before I come to mow their yard?” Some suggest doing the job like normal and giving the equipment a thorough cleaning afterward, while others add a nominal charge to pick […]

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The Agronomist: Best Management Practices to Combat Material Shortages

Back in 2008 I still owned my own company and part of my portfolio of work was performing bulk applications of fertilizer to golf courses, sports fields, and similar large properties. A fertilizer salesperson would complete a sale and ask if the customer planned on spreading it themselves or if they wanted me to do it. One […]

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SeaScape Lawn Care Makes Sustainability a Priority

With a Ph.D. in turf management, finding ways to provide lawns with what they need — without overapplying — has always been a goal of Jim Wilkinson, president of SeaScape Lawn Care in Coventry, Rhode Island. In addition to developing an all-natural lawn care offering (as well as a hybrid approach), Wilkinson has also worked […]

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Technology Toolbox: Speed Up Your Lawn and Landscaping Estimates

The lawn and landscape industry has come a long way from having to do everything with pen and paper. Because time is money, you can impress potential clients and cut down on long work hours by taking advantage of the different types of estimating software available. There are several different types of estimating software options […]

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NALP Encourages Participation in Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops

The National Association for Landscape Professionals encourages lawn and landscape professionals to participate in Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program. GreenCare for Troops is a 501c3 non-profit that provides complimentary basic lawn care and landscape maintenance services to military personnel with a deployed family member. The program got its start in 2006. A Project EverGreen […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Cultivating Marketing and Branding Excellence

If you aren’t happy with your lawn care company’s current marketing and branding, remember you have to start somewhere. “Any downtime is a good opportunity to revisit the brand, but any major changes to the brand need to be thought out and done slowly,” says Vince Torchia, vice president of The Grow Group. “Constantly changing […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Wrapping Up Loose Ends for the Season

With only one month left on the calendar before it’s time to close the books on 2021, now is the time to be bringing it home on some final lawn care practices. Ben Hamza, Ph.D., product development associate director with FMC Professional Solutions, weighs in on the best practices for these final fall tasks before winter. […]

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The Agronomist: Reflecting on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Your Lawn Care Season

Hopefully by the time you read this your lawn care season is drawing to a successful conclusion. A well-deserved rest awaits before you begin the planning process for the 2022 season. But before you put things to bed for the year, I suggest you take some time to reflect upon the good, the bad and the ugly of the […]

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Business Smarts: Making Rainy Days Productive

In the lawn and landscape business, there are certain elements that are completely out of your control, such as the weather. While rainy days are inevitable, they don’t necessarily have to be a total wash of a day. Brandon Sheppard, a Weed Man multi-unit franchise owner with franchises in Virginia and Maryland, says the manner […]

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Lawn Care Corner: FAQs on the Benefits of Fall Lawn Aeration, Seeding, and Weed Control

Fall is well underway and with it comes a number of necessary tasks to prepare the lawn for a strong start in the spring. Below are some answers to some common questions. Why are aeration and seeding so important for cool-season grasses? Aeration and overseeding are important cultural practices for cool-season grasses. Aeration alleviates soil […]

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