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SafetyWatch: Morning prep advice

December 9, 2019By
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Many costly mistakes can be avoided if your morning prep is done correctly and consistently. Profit margins are often thin on landscaping jobs. It’s been estimated that an hour of wasted time on the job can ruin a project’s daily budget. Where are those profits recovered? Perhaps in wages, bonuses or even layoffs. If landscape pros leave the yard in... read more

Humates and biochars: Better soil, less toil

December 6, 2019By
The higher cost of humates and biochars is often offset by increased soil efficiency. (Photo: LebanonTurf)

Humates and biochars have been around for quite some time, but within the past five to 10 years, lawn care operators (LCOs) have begun to recognize the value they provide in improving soil health and feeding the plant. “There’s a renewed interest because of the regulatory pressure that’s coming down in the industry,” says Jeremy Bigler, landscape channel manager for... read more

How to prep for tax season

December 2, 2019By
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Filing taxes. No one really likes it, but, year after year, it’s an unavoidable task. For landscape business owners, being prepared with the right information and a savvy adviser can lessen the stress of tax season. Dan Gordon, CPA and owner of Turf Books, a green industry accounting and bookkeeping firm based in Newton, N.J., says it’s a good idea... read more

Steep slope safety solutions

November 25, 2019By and
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Mowing steep banks and slopes can cause serious accidents. Learn more about some solutions to keep operators safe when mowing slopes. read more

Hardscape Solutions: Self-improvement

November 22, 2019By
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Company: Designs by Sundown Location: Littleton, Colo. The office space at Designs by Sundown — a $25 million landscaping company that ranked at No. 82 on the 2019 LM150 list — is designed to show potential and future clients the type of outdoor rooms and amenities the company is able to design. It’s also functional for employees and provides the... read more

Dealer and distributor partners in success

November 20, 2019By
Distributor supplies (Photo: Kurtz Bros.)

Dealers and distributors aren’t just providers of parts, equipment or materials for the next design/build and installation project. They can also share business advice, operating techniques, product knowledge, financing support and solutions with their customers. Three dealers share the benefits of building relationships with customers. Share updates, concerns It’s about forming customer connections for Richard Miller, corporate sales manager, retail... read more