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Big Picture: Healing Haven

April 16, 2018By
pond with landscape. Photo: Matrix Productions

Location: Lynchburg, Va. Company: Southern Landscape Group The client, Pearson Regional Cancer Center, wanted to create a garden where patients receiving cancer treatments could go for relaxation and therapy. The healing garden also would include a vegetable garden with raised beds for growing and harvesting organic and pesticide-free vegetables for patients receiving treatment at the center. The team from Southern... read more

How to create a job listing on Facebook

April 13, 2018By and

Shaun Kanary, director of demand Generation for Kuno Creative, shares an in-depth guide to creating a successful Facebook job post. To learn more about using Facebook ads for recruiting, check out his April 2018 article, How to use Facebook ads for recruiting. read more

Leadership school

April 13, 2018By
Photos: Cagwin & Dorward

How Cagwin & Dorward builds future leaders. At Cagwin & Dorward, a full-service landscape provider specializing in maintenance for primarily commercial clients, there has always been a strong focus on providing leadership training and development for managers. But a little over a year ago, Steve Glennon, president, CEO and COO of the Novato, Calif.-based firm, says the company also began... read more

3 efficiency hacks with ArtisTree’s Bill Walters

April 12, 2018By

ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design Operations Manager Bill Walters offers the top 3 ways the company is saving labor and operations costs. read more

‘Irrigation geek’ offers his words of wisdom on the industry and how to continually improve its reputation

April 12, 2018By

A lot has changed since Kurt Thompson entered the landscape and irrigation industry in the early 1980s. One thing that hasn’t changed is Thompson’s passion for proper irrigation and sustainable water use. “If you’re going to irrigate,” he says, “then do it with skill and knowledge of the system’s design, maintenance and management.” A self-proclaimed “irrigation geek,” Thompson was recently... read more

How to use Facebook ads for recruiting

April 12, 2018By

We’re all beginning to realize the power of social media and social media marketing for business. Notably, the most popular social media platform in the world is also a great place to advertise for new employees. Traditional job boards, such as Indeed, Job Monster, ZipRecruiter and more, are the first place many business owners go to place help wanted ads.... read more