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Katz is a freelance writer based in Cleveland.

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If you can’t beat ’em: Third-party management services Posted on 17 Feb 2015 in the 0215 & Mowing+Maintenance categories.

On a regional level, Giant Landscaping joins the third-party management game. Tim Boyle still gets a sour taste in his mouth when swallowing the concept of third-party management in the... Read more»

Money in mosquitoes Posted on 09 Jan 2015 in the 0115 & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Adding a mosquito-control service proves to be a business booster for Memphis, Tenn.-based Southern Lawn & Pest. The Great Recession nearly brought Steve Clark’s lawn mowers to a halt. At... Read more»

How to sell a landscape ‘experience’ Posted on 05 Nov 2014 in the 1114 & Design/Build+Installation categories.

Jim O’Brien encourages his customers to be active participants in the development of their landscapes. The owner of Wilmette, Ill.-based O’Brien & Co. Landscape, believes property owners are willing to... Read more»

Incentive to grow Posted on 22 Oct 2014 in the 1014 & Mowing+Maintenance categories.

Barely out of high school, Drew Standfuss pounded the pavement with a John Deere riding mower looking for work. At 19, Standfuss decided his father’s concrete business was not his... Read more»

The secret to selling water management Posted on 04 Sep 2014 in the 0914 & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

Liquid Technologies uses everything from drones to detailed irrigation audits to sell its water management services. Chris Husband wanted a new toy. And not just any toy—a drone. His friend... Read more»

No Ka Oi Landscape Services grows with maintenance services Posted on 04 Aug 2014 in the 0814 & Mowing+Maintenance categories.

How one family-owned business keeps pace with change on a fast-growing Hawaiian island. No Ka Oi Landscape Services has come a long way since it was founded in the 1970s... Read more»