Editor’s Note

Editor’s note: Another small step

January 16, 2019By
Seth Jones (Photo: LM staff)

Seth Jones introduces himself to readers of Landscape Management. read more

Editor’s Note: Thanks to you

December 12, 2018By

I love the landscape industry, which I’ve been fortunate to cover for about a decade, all told. I love my team at LM. Of course, I love my two daughters and husband more, and it is time for me to tip the scales on work/life balance in my family’s favor. So, in 2019, I’m taking a step back from my... read more

Editor’s Note: Next gen mindset

November 8, 2018By

A spot on the local news gathered a few pieces of technology from decades past—a Sony Walkman, a pager, film, a floppy disc, an old TV “clicker”—and showed them to school-aged kids of today to see if they knew what purpose each item served. Hilarity ensued. The kids ranged in age from maybe five to 12—members of Generation Z or... read more

Editor’s Note: Competitive spirit

October 16, 2018By

The industry is being squeezed between lowballers and big national contractors,” a reader wrote to me recently. I have heard this dilemma before in several different forms. The question always comes down to, “How do I compete to win when I’m facing both larger competitors and lowballers?” We selected this question as the theme of our 2019 Business Planner issue.... read more

Editor’s Note: Ticking Time

September 10, 2018By

Busyness is a way of life for many of us. Ask someone how they’re doing, and there’s a good chance he or she will reply, “Busy!” I’m constantly amazed by the landscape and lawn care business owners I’ve met who are running their companies, coaching kids’ sports teams, engaging with civic organizations, spending time on hobbies and more. I wonder... read more

Editor’s Note: Walker ways

August 23, 2018By

Have you ever visited a company and instantly knew that everyone who worked there was on the same page—and wondered how they got there? That’s the feeling I got when I visited Walker Manufacturing in July for the Walker Family Reunion III. The event, which celebrated production of the company’s 150,000th mower, was held on Walker’s 60-acre campus in Fort... read more