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SafetyWatch: Aerator property hazards

March 15, 2017By

Avoid running an aerator with the tines down over hard surfaces or any surface you don’t want to aerate. It may damage the tines, and it may damage the ground surface. The tines may penetrate anything on or beneath the surface, including irrigation heads and lines. Be mindful: Most irrigation heads are at the edges of lawns and gardens. Keep... read more

New Stuff: March 2017

March 15, 2017By

1. Posi-Track VT-70 Company: ASV ASV introduced its first midframe vertical-lift compact track loader, the Posi-Track VT-70. The machine features a vertical lift loader linkage for applications requiring extended reach and level loads, such as loading pallets. The VT-70 offers best-in-class rated operating capacity, cooling systems and hydraulic efficiency, according to the company. 2. 35-hp debris loader Company: Billy Goat... read more

Efficiency Tip: Casual Fridays

March 15, 2017By

Everyone has different reasons for loving Fridays. The employees of Deep Roots Landscape Contractors in Merritt Island, Fla., like the week’s bookend because it’s when they tackle less daunting tasks. “On Fridays or every other Friday, we’ll go out and complete one, two or three smaller jobs,” says Owner Matt Hall. “It’s nice to have a little buffer between large... read more

Editor’s Note: Got the message

March 15, 2017By

As I boarded a flight from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale with my family in January, I received a text message from an unknown number. “Good morning,” it read. “We are looking forward to your arrival today. Thank you for your loyalty as a Hilton Member. Is there anything we can do before you check in? –Linda” Yes, in fact, there... read more

Web Extra: Some pricing strategy considerations

March 15, 2017By

In the March 2017 issue, Phil Harwood offered a few tips to help you plan your pricing strategy. In addition to that, he also supplied a list of things you need to consider before you start developing your own pricing strategy. They include: New or existing client? New or existing property? Size of client? Growth potential with client? Size of property?... read more

Buying power: A closer look at the landscaper-distributor relationship

March 8, 2017By
Photo: SiteOne Supply

Incentives and industry insights strengthen landscaper-distributor relationships. There’s no shortage of ways to source landscape supplies nowadays. But where and how you buy has almost become as important as what you’re purchasing. That’s one reason why many landscape contractors have come to increasingly rely on their distributors. Distributors have responded by focusing on becoming a landscaper’s primary stop by acquiring... read more