Editor’s Note

This modern phone call culture

March 22, 2019By
Photo: Seth Jones

Seth Jones talks about his daughter getting her first smartphone. read more

Not in Kansas anymore

February 20, 2019By

I’ve hit the ground running — or maybe I should say flying — in my first two months as editor-in-chief of Landscape Management. It’s appropriate I’m writing this column at 30,000 feet, on my way to San Diego for a conference. Aside from quiet weekends filled with basketball (both coaching my son’s first/second grade team and watching my Kansas Jayhawks)... read more

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