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My Biggest Mistake: Jerry Cashman

November 17, 2012By

Balancing old and new is challenging for a longstanding Montana firm. With a longstanding history in Bozeman, Mont., the family-owned Cashman Nursery & Landscaping is well known for its industry experience. Jerry and Jan Cashman built the present nursery building and landscaping business in 1976, but the original Cashman Nursery dates back to 1898 in Owatonna, Minn. Being a long-established... read more

Add-On Biz: One Arizona business ‘paints it green’

November 17, 2012By

Turf painting could be a solution for customers who want a quick fix. Many homeowners across the country this year saw their turf die or turn yellow thanks to scorching temperatures and unceasing drought. Some people looking for a solution turned to lawn painting as a quicker, cheaper fix than complete lawn overhauls. Brian Howland, founder and president of Arizona... read more

Focus on your supply chain

November 17, 2012By

The payoff will be reduced waste and improved productivity. Landscape Industry managers typically focus on activities such as purchasing, delivery and construction. They spend little time trying to understand the interaction between all parts of the production process. That’s where Supply Chain Management (SCM) comes into play. SCM is a system designed to promote organization between the various areas of... read more

On the road with a mobile design studio

November 17, 2012By

Andrew Cole-Tyson designs landscapes for middle-class clients with his mobile design studio. Eschewing the high overhead of bricks and mortar, entrepreneurs nationwide are hopping on the mobile business bandwagon, launching food trucks, beauty shops and retail stores on wheels. One landscape professional in Birmingham, Ala., has joined their ranks with his mobile landscape design studio. “The business is founded on... read more

ValleyCrest offers tips for promoting Smart Irrigation Month

November 17, 2012By

As an industry, we need to step it up when it comes to using social media to get the message out about water conservation, says Richard Restuccia, ValleyCrest’s director of water management solutions. He can get away with such tough talk because he and his team are “walking the walk”—so much so that their efforts earned them the top prize... read more

A selective approach

November 17, 2012By

Choosing maintenance clients carefully makes Cutting Edge Lawn Care a success. Todd Tindel, owner of Cutting Edge Lawn Care in Austin, Texas, says he takes an “old-fashioned” approach to business. He keeps things simple and focuses on customer service. As the owner of a $1.6 million company that does almost all maintenance, Tindel is also selective about the customers he... read more