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TAG: efficiency

Lessons in efficiency

August 17, 2020By
Three gears (Photo: GLYPHstock/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

Landscape Management columnist Marty Grunder lays out a few efficiencies his company, Grunder Landscaping Co., has gleaned so far in 2020. read more

The nitty-gritty of design/build equipment

March 19, 2020By
Terra by Landscapes crew and equipment (Photo: Heather Odenweller, Landscapes by Terra)

Landscapes by Terra in Marysville, Ohio, expanded its offices from a 2-acre space to a 13-acre property. Mullin in St. Rose, La., contends with the challenges of working in the small, tight yards common in the New Orleans area. Precision Landscaping in Lexington, S.C., breaks ground on nearly 25 new installation jobs a week. Hutten & Co. Land and Shore... read more

Efficiency is key for the first jobs of the season

March 18, 2020By
Person filling wheelbarrow using Mulch Mate (Photo: Mulch Mate)

Spring cleanup jobs can include removing debris from the previous season, preparing the property for the upcoming season and mulching as an added service. One thing is for certain: Landscape professionals say using the right equipment can help accomplish these tasks. “Since we started, we have been able to use our equipment and skills much more efficiently and effectively,” says... read more

An eye on efficiency in lawn care operations

February 13, 2020By
Conceptual lightbulb with 2020 (Photo: Urupong/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

For years, the only thing that made sense about the building that housed Chris Brown’s lawn care company was the inexpensive monthly mortgage payment. Hesitant to invest in a larger, more costly space, Brown and his crews worked around the building’s shortcomings — and made life harder for themselves. After a year of analyzing all the things they were wasting... read more

GIE+EXPO 2019 roundup

November 15, 2019By
Darrell Hyde shows off Kawasaki Motors Corp.’s new FX 100 EFI engine to LM’s Dan Hannan, Seth Jones, Craig MacGregor and Bill Roddy. (Photo: LM Staff)

Buzzing equipment, handshakes, exclamations of “Hey, how are ya doing?” and notepads with pens at the ready are just a few of the scenes the LM team encountered Oct. 16-18 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., for GIE+EXPO. With more than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, in addition to the demo area outside, the LM team had... read more

Saluda Hill Landscapes: Efficient and proficient

October 13, 2019By
Saluda Hill’s equipment is ready to go every morning so crews can get started quickly. (Photo: Sean Rayford)

Whether it’s at the shop, in the office, on the road or at the job site, Saluda Hill Landscapes in Lexington, S.C., leaves nothing to chance, especially when it comes to streamlining operations. “Efficiency is the difference between making a profit and not making a profit,” says Wendell Furtick, president and CEO of Saluda Hill Landscapes, which provides 60 percent... read more