Design software: What’s new and what’s next

August 19, 2019By
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How design software is helping contractors and designers sell work, and a look at what’s next for landscape design technology read more

The A&A way

August 16, 2019By
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The story of how A&A Lawn Care & Landscaping's owners overcame setbacks to grow their organization to a $7.5 million operation. read more

Keeping track of irrigation systems and equipment

August 15, 2019By
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As irrigation systems and equipment have become more advanced, the ability to monitor them has, too. We spoke with Rob Allwood, USA sales manager of Quartix, and Rudy Larsen, founder of Smart Rain, to find out how they’re helping irrigation contractors keep their systems, equipment and crews in check. System savvy Some irrigation software such as Smart Rain’s helps irrigation... read more

Experts’ Tips: Determining mower deck size

August 15, 2019By
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What are a few do’s and don’ts for determining mower deck size needs? Cub Cadet Allen Baird Product marketing manager, professional products DO consider clients’ needs and the terrain. DO choose deck sizes that will optimize efficiency by keeping everyone busy. A larger deck size can help overlap mower needs by reduced trimming and cut time on larger projects. DO... read more

Water World: Up to the challenge

August 12, 2019By
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Location: White Plains, N.Y. Company: Raimondi Horticultural Group The client wished to interpret an artist’s rendering, displayed as a conceptual drawing in the building lobby, and create an area for tenant and public enjoyment. The stakes were particularly high for the company, since a previous vendor had attempted — and failed at — the green wall installation. Challenges included selecting... read more

High tech: A look at integrated software

August 9, 2019By
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At a time when Landscape Workshop was experiencing rapid growth, the company was operating on what Christianna Denelsbeck called a “frankensystem.” A large portion of the full-service commercial grounds maintenance firm’s back office was running on Microsoft Excel documents and Google Forms, and the company did not have a proper work-order system. “Every day I was worried that we’d blow... read more