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Lawn Care: What To Do With Fall Leaves

To leaf blow or not to leaf blow? That is the question. While some propose skipping collecting leaves entirely, there’s a little bit more nuance to this question and what to do with your clients’ leaves this fall. Where the leaves have fallen will help determine your course of action. While leaves in heavily wooded […]

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The Agronomist: Advocacy Is Just Selling Yourself To a Different Audience

This month, I am going to discuss a coin with two sides. I can hear you saying, “Bob, coins always have two sides!” Yeah, I know that. I think. Maybe. When I run into people that I haven’t seen in a while and they ask about how my job at NALP is going, some will […]

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Providing Five-Star Service to Lawn Care Customers

This information came from a session during the 2023 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss ELEVATE in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 3-6, 2024. Does your lawn care company offer unmatched customer service? At Ziehler Lawn Care, based in Centerville, Ohio, they have developed a culture of customer experience to create a clear vision for their team […]

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Lawn Care: Sedge Control Methods

One of the adversaries that lawn care operators frequently have to battle is nutsedges. Sedge species are neither grasses nor broadleaves and are highly competitive against turfgrasses. The two most common species are purple and yellow nutsedge, which can be challenging to identify without the presence of seed heads. Both have triangular-shaped stems, but purple […]

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Level Up: Mainely Grass Is All About Their People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mainely Grass, based in Bedford, New Hampshire, is focused on providing the best experience for both their customers and their employees. The company was acquired by Chenmark in 2017 and has been growing steadily year after […]

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How To Integrate Robot Mowers Into Your Lawn Care Business

Guest Post If you own or manage a lawn care business, then you’re probably already well aware of the current labor market and the difficult conditions it’s causing. Almost every industry, lawn care included, is dealing with labor shortages and a tight labor market. This can make it difficult to scale your business effectively. It […]

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The Agronomist: The Work You Do Is Award-Winning

I get to do some very cool things in my job, not the least of which is to represent the landscape industry in organizations dedicated to the stewardship of pesticides. In this case, I am referring to The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, a group consisting of cooperative extension folks, pesticide safety educators, registrants (a fancy name […]

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NALP Hosts Advocacy Field Trip

On Sept. 7, 2023, the National Association of Landscape Professionals hosted staff members of the EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA to show how lawn care companies safely and effectively apply products to stop invasive species and maintain the health of our green spaces. Bob Mann, senior director of regulatory and technical affairs […]

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How I Do It: Implementing Crew Body Cameras

When you think of body cameras, you probably think of the ones police officers wear in the line of duty. However, this technology doesn’t have to be limited just to law enforcement. Josh Wise, CEO of GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care Inc., based in Acworth, Georgia, started using body cameras for his crews back in 2020 after […]

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Lawn Care: Different Sales Offerings To Consider

Sometimes, there are certain aspects of your lawn care business you have in place because that’s simply how you operated when you first got started. One of those can be how you sell and offer your services. Depending on your core customer base, your current sales model may not be the most effective method anymore. […]

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