Lawn Care Archives - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

We recently updated our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that our revised Privacy Policy applies.

Lawn Care

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 […]

Read More

Level Up: Ziehler Lawn Care Is Focused on Enhancing Their Customers’ and Employees’ Lives

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Make 20,150 lives more enjoyable by 2030 is Ziehler Lawn Care’s current Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). This includes growing to over 20,000 active customers and building a team of 150 employees. Andrew Ziehler, owner and […]

Read More

Landscapes of the Month: Restoring Athletic Fields to Peak Condition

For many years, the athletic fields at Strake Jesuit in Houston, Texas, had been neglected, leading to injuries and poor turf conditions for students. With the problems adding up, the school decided to renovate the fields and make them top-tier athletic grounds. They turned to Lawn Management Company, based in Houston, to make this project […]

Read More

Lawn Care: Selling The Value of Aeration Services

When you’re trying to provide your customers with a lush lawn for their property, one tool that can aid in this effort is aeration. The challenge is selling the service to customers who may not understand the purpose or benefits of aeration. Aeration helps reduce soil compaction. It also allows water, oxygen, and fertilizer to […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Business Smarts: Is Early Ordering a Good Fit for Your Lawn Care Company?

Early ordering can allow your lawn care business to have the products you need on hand before the season starts and offers savings as well. However, determining if these programs are viable for your company, as well as how much to order before the season, will depend on a number of factors. Who Should Early […]

Read More

Business Smarts: The Value of Early Order Programs

Certainty and savings are two things any lawn care operator would love to have, and early order programs can deliver just that. These programs allow you to order the products you need in advance and reap financial savings as well through discounts, rebates and extended payment periods. “Early order programs can seem very daunting, and […]

Read More

The Agronomist: Seek Out Turfgrass Research to Improve Your Lawn Care Operations

I always looked forward to the time of year when all of the hard work that you put into your customers’ lawns has finally paid off. If you’ve timed your fertilizer correctly – and your customer hasn’t scalped the lawn down to putting green height – the color will last until about Christmas. Hopefully. I […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More