TAG: consumers

Customer report: On the rise

December 9, 2014By

Buyers of landscape services in both the commercial and residential markets are opening their wallets again—and prices reflect that demand. The LM Industry Pulse research shows green industry members’ optimism is rising—and that correlates with their customers’ positive feelings. Data from both the commercial and residential customer segments show confidence measures moving in the right direction. As a result, landscape... read more

The best way to build landscape businesses

March 10, 2012By

By Tom Crain There’s no argument, times have changed in the landscaping industry. Take customer composition. We’ve all heard “The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer” — not to mention the fact that the middle class is cutting back on its discretionary spending at an accelerated pace. A recent study conducted by the Deloitte Center for... read more

Let’s not re-enact ‘Lord of the Flies’

February 1, 2010By

Ever read “Lord of the Flies,” or seen one of the two flicks based on the novel? I only ask because some within the Green Industry have forgotten the book’s golden message. In the allegorical novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding, a group of British schoolboys descend into savagery after being marooned on a deserted island. It’s a lesson... read more