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Irrigation distributor partnership tips

April 22, 2019By
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What to consider before partnering with an irrigation distributor read more

Five Questions: Mike Caprio

April 19, 2019By
Mike Caprio (Photo: Seth Jones)

Mike Caprio Regional business consultant Lawn Doctor, Holmdel, N.J. 1. What all does your job entail, and do you enjoy it? I provide business, agronomy, financial and human resources support to our franchisees in the Southeast. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Lawn Doctor offers custom lawn care solutions to residential and business consumers. I’ve been with... read more

Track your way to efficiency

April 17, 2019By
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Use the data from GPS and asset-tracking technology to make a difference in your business read more

Handheld tools for hardscape projects

April 15, 2019By
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Having the right tool for the job saves crews time and energy and reduces the risk of an injury. For hardscape projects, there are several tried-and-true handheld tools to get the job done. Here’s a look inside the toolboxes of contractors from around the country. Tools that limit strain Located in South Windsor, Conn., Bahler Brothers offers design/build, landscape lighting... read more

Keep on trucking: Maintaining lawn care fleets

April 12, 2019By
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Trucks are a major expense for lawn care operators, and many begin each day ensuring their investments are well cared for. Jason Zielesch, production manager for Lush Lawn in Grand Blanc, Mich., says before technicians leave the lot, the company requires they complete what it calls a “three-minute 360.” The three-minute 360 is a full inspection of the truck to... read more

Experts’ Tips: Striping using a walk-behind

April 10, 2019By
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The Challenge: Striping using a walk-behind John Deere Carl Agee Product marketing manager DO ensure the mower is equipped with a striping kit and that it provides smooth steering, allowing the operator to maintain straight lines. DO keep cut widths consistent on each pass and keep in mind that varying the applied pressure will change the contrast of the stripe.... read more