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Bringing Landscape Designs to Life: Virtual Reality Versus Augmented Reality

If someone says virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR), you might assume the terms are interchangeable, but VR and AR are two different technologies with separate features. These two tools are additional methods to consider when it comes to presenting designs to your clients. Studies have shown that VR and AR presentations increase the […]

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Innovator Series: What The Future Holds for Landscaping Maintenance Companies

Sponsored Content The process of doing takeoffs has witnessed a sea change over time. In the past, it was common for business developers with years of experience to just eyeball a property and arrive at an estimate. This served as the cornerstone of our proposals. It soon became apparent, however, that this process can be […]

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ELEVATE Expo Features Intimate Conversations with Suppliers and Sneak Peek at Future Innovations

The ELEVATE Expo featured 147 exhibitors representing experts and manufacturers of everything from equipment to business software. This expo not only provided attendees the opportunity to connect and learn about these new products but also featured numerous educational sessions. “We definitely have been pleasantly surprised with just the whole conference, the exhibit hall itself,” says […]

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Emerging Technologies in the Green Industry

There are numerous new technologies that can help your landscape business operate more efficiently and deliver even more value to customers. Michael Mayberry, chief technology officer for Level Green Landscaping in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, will cover how to put these new technologies to work in his session “Emerging Technologies in the Green Industry” at ELEVATE […]

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Tech that Works FOR You

With so many options available, it can be hard to figure out what technology to use and where to start. If you are at a loss of how to get started or what are some of the helpful apps out there, you don’t want to miss this Campfire Session at ELEVATE. This Campfire Session “Tech […]

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Tech Tools That Improve Operational Efficiency

With seasonal businesses, efficiency is everything. You can’t add more hours to the day, but you can use your time wisely by taking advantage of a wide range of technology. “It’s all about being more efficient,” says Tom Gardocki, owner of New Era Excavation, LLC, based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. “Technology should equal efficiency if […]

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Computer Tablets: Valuable Business Allies

One of Ben Franklin’s most notable quotes is, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nowhere is this more appropriate than in the landscaping industry. As you know, we live in difficult times filled with frequent client “challenges” such as claims for damages, refusal to pay valid invoices, assertions of incomplete work, […]

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Premier Oaks Landscape Management Never Misses a Beat with CompanyCam

Sponsored Content Premier Oaks Landscape Management serves the Dallas / Ft. Worth metro area with a full range of services, including landscape design, lawn and landscape maintenance, irrigation and sprinkler maintenance, outdoor lighting installation, and more. Founder and owner Anthony Harris began his landscaping career as a kid entrepreneur with a mower and some friends. […]

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How I Do It: Operating Drones In-House or Subcontracting

Drone technology is ripe for adoption in the green industry. If you’re considering the aspects of implementing a drone program, check out the options below on operating them in-house, or subbing out the work. Operating Drones In-House If you decide to operate the drones in-house, here are some of the elements you need to take […]

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The Sky’s the Limit When Using Drones for Landscaping Jobs

Slowly, but surely technology is being integrated into the green industry and one interesting tool some landscape companies are exploring is drones. While drones were originally used for military purposes, they have migrated to the civilian world and are used by everyone from hobbyists to businesses. “As you dive into the drone industry at large, […]

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