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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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Technically Speaking: Common Lawn Diseases to Watch For

Lawn diseases are unsightly and unwanted in any customer’s yard. They can also be a challenge to identify properly as drought and pest-damaged lawns can look like diseased turf. Fungal pathogens are the culprit behind lawn diseases and for a lawn disease to truly take hold the right conditions, a vulnerable grass plant, and a […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Proper Tank Mixing Practices

As a lawn care operator, efficiency is key, especially as you add more customers and need to cover more properties in one day. One method for efficiency is to take advantage of tank mixing multiple products to treat several lawn issues in one visit. “Tank mixing is needed for lawn care operators because oftentimes they’re […]

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Technically Speaking: Controlling Nutsedge

Nutsedges are perennial weeds that are aggressive and difficult to control. While the weed may look grassy, it is not a grass or a broadleaf weed but a sedge. Sedges have triangular stems and three rows of leaves. They grow at a much faster rate than turfgrasses, making them very noticeable in yards. Sedges require […]

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Business Smarts: Best Practices for Upselling Services

It’s often said it’s easier to sell services to your existing clients, rather than finding all new ones. This is why upselling is so profitable as you are simply asking a customer if they want to add on another service to the existing ones you’re providing. While you might be reluctant to upsell out of […]

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Call Backs

Lawn Care: Preventing Customer Call Backs

With the official start of spring just around the corner, lawn care crews are ramping up for the season. One way to make sure this season is particularly productive is to cut down on customer call backs. “Call backs are very costly to a business: the inefficiencies on your time and labor, fuel, wear and […]

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Soil

Lawn Care Corner: Why Knowing Your Soil pH Is Important

When it comes to managing your customers’ soil fertility, knowing soil pH values is critical. “By definition, soil pH is a measure of the soil Hydrogen ion (H+) content in the soil solution,” says Ben Hamza, Ph.D., product development associate director with FMC Professional Solutions. “This measure falls on a scale from 0 to 14, […]

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The Agronomist: Productivity Tips for More Efficient Mornings

It’s spring! Finally, the birds are singing, the forsythia is blooming, the lawns are greening up and the phone is ringing off the hook. It’s go time in the lawn care business! But why does it seem as though your day is a repeat of one of those dreams where you can’t move? You have lots […]

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Growing in the Green Industry

Putting in the Time and $$: A Commitment to Continuing Education with Palmer Higgins: Episode 42 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 42nd episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Palmer Higgins, CEO of Mainely Grass, a New England lawn care company. Higgins first entered the landscaping and […]

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How I Do It: Switching to a Subscription Service Model

Cash flow is crucial in order to scale your business and one way to help remedy this issue is to switch your operations to a subscription service model. Blades of Green, based in Edgewater, Maryland, has been operating this way for five years now. Brad Leahy, vice president of the company, says he would never […]

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