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Safety Culture: Cultivating Cybersecurity Awareness Within Your Team

As technology becomes more commonplace within your landscape company, the importance of cybersecurity awareness only increases. Whether your team is using software to schedule appointments, create client estimates or tablets in the field to take property notes, all of these have the potential to be exploited if you are not educating your staff on the […]

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Analyzing the Future of Single and Multi-Purpose Robots in the Landscape Industry

While sci-fi authors often portray the future of robotics with humanoid creations, Electric Sheep Robotics, Inc., based in San Francisco, California, is exploring the power of multi-purpose AI agents that can automate single-purpose tasks. The company introduced their AI-powered robot, Verdie, earlier this year. It has several different attachments allowing it to string trim, blow […]

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Utilizing AI and Maintaining a Personal Touch with Clients

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic, and rightfully so. This groundbreaking technology is evolving and improving on a regular basis and many landscape companies are starting to find ways they can take advantage of this tool in their day-to-day work. Jay Rotonnelli, vice president of business development for Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, based in […]

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Unleashing the Power of Data-Driven Water Management

When monitoring your client’s water usage on their property, are you going by gut feelings and guesstimates or do you have hard data to help drive your adjustment to their irrigation system? Justin White, owner of K&D Landscaping, Inc., based in Watsonville, California, compares not utilizing data-driven water management to if you had a credit card […]

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Sealing Profit Leaks: Understanding Consequences of Manual Estimates and Lost Sales Opportunities

Sponsored content by Shiva Dhawan, CEO, Co-founder, Attentive.ai For commercial landscaping businesses, profit leaks often stem up. Two key reasons are inaccurate estimates and the opportunity cost of manual sales processes. The former risks the viability of each project, while the latter squanders precious time that could be spent securing new business. But identifying these […]

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Leveraging Technology: Getting the Most Out of Your Landscape Business Software

Just like how a piece of equipment is only useful if you operate it, business software can seem like a wasted expense if you aren’t using it to its full potential. Landscape companies can struggle to be successful with their business software, either from a technical or cultural perspective. “Companies kind of miss things when […]

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Staying Ahead of the Curve

There are numerous elements of the lawn and landscape business that are out of your control, but how ambitious you are when it comes to innovation is one aspect that you can manage. Monitoring what new products and software are available, what the economy is doing and what future sustainable practices to implement can all […]

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Accelerate – The Future of Crew Management Is Here: Ensure High Labor Cost Savings for Commercial Landscapers

Sponsored content by Shiva Dhawan, CEO and co-founder of Attentive.ai For commercial landscaping businesses like yours, every second and cent counts. Traditional approaches to managing labor hours and crew costs often result in inefficiencies that can bleed a company’s resources dry. And every unverified hour can chip away at your profit margins. It’s a problem […]

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Accelerate: End-to-End Business Management For Your Landscape Construction & Maintenance Divisions

Sponsored content by Shiva Dhawan, CEO, Co-Founder, Attentive.ai Dealing with a business management software that falls short of supporting your construction division alongside maintenance can be frustrating. You are bogged down with manual tasks, such as clicking & drawing polygons in blueprint PDFs, endless number crunching for estimates, and haggles with inaccuracies in purchasing data. […]

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Are Commercial Autonomous Mowers Safe?

Safety is paramount in the landscape maintenance business and even when you take human operators out of the equation, you still have to consider how robotic mowers will perform around pedestrians and other obstacles. Autonomy in Mowers Versus Cars A primary concern that can keep lawn and landscape companies hesitant about implementing robotic mowers is […]

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