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Minimalist designs drive patio trends

January 27, 2016By
photo: Arapahoe Landscape Contractors 

Homeowners are asking for patios with minimalistic designs and efficient, high-end amenities for a space they can enjoy year-round.  For today’s homeowner, a patio isn’t just a place to light up the grill anymore. It’s a place to relax, unwind and escape the chaos of the daily grind. Contractors and manufacturers are responding to this trend with clean designs and... read more

5 digital marketing plan resolutions

January 25, 2016By

With the new year upon us, we’re all promising ourselves this year is going to be the best one yet. So keeping with the theme of New Year’s resolutions, 2016 should be the year you turn to a better digital marketing plan to help achieve your company’s goals. Start off on the right foot with these five resolutions that will... read more

Case Study: How to turn goat grazing into profits

January 22, 2016By
Photo: The Goatscaping Co.

A Boston area company specializes in goatscaping.  In 2012, investment banker Elaine Philbrick read a newspaper article about how goats could be used for brush clearing. With four goats of her own, Philbrick thought goat grazing or “goatscaping” would make a brilliant business model. That year The Goatscaping Co. was born, starting with one golf course as the company’s first... read more

How to provide ‘extra mile service’

January 20, 2016By

Excellent customer service starts with culture but depends on effective procedures. Customer service is what differentiates one provider from another in the landscape maintenance arena. Great service, which is typically the responsibility of account managers, is more important than quality, expertise or salesmanship. These things matter immensely, but poor service results in the loss of accounts despite top-notch performance in... read more

Backstory: Louis Lynn

January 15, 2016By

Louis Lynn Chairman Enviro AgScience Columbia, S.C. Education Spaulding High School Lamar, S.C. Class of 1967 “My dad was a vegetable farmer. As a teenager, to make money, he’d let me take a truck on Saturdays. I’d park on a street corner and sell watermelons, cantaloupes and cucumbers.” Clemson University Bachelor’s of Science, Horticulture Class of 1970 “I’d won a... read more

Web Extra: Client’s Budget document

January 15, 2016By

In our January 2016 edition, Kevin Kehoe took a closer look at what it takes to become the best in the eyes of your clients. According to him, you need a Client’s Budget document. The Client’s Budget is a place (and a process) where you manage the asset. It integrates site walks, upsells, renewals and improvements in one place and communicates them to... read more