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December 2015: Editorial Advisory Board

December 10, 2015By

What’s your prediction for the state of the landscape market in 2016—better or worse than 2015? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “Better!” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass. “Though 2015 was a great year, the backlog and activity going into 2016 is the strongest I have experienced since being in business.” Adam Linnemann Linnemann Lawn Care... read more

November 2015: Editorial Advisory Board

November 16, 2015By

What one key performance indicator do you recommend companies track for success? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “We track our production numbers every day in all branches. That is our key performance indicator. Then we see how they stack up to our budget.” Bill Bemus Bemus Landscape San Clemente, Calif. Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping Cape Cod, Mass.... read more

October 2015: Editorial Advisory Board

October 19, 2015By

The best time to plan for the following year is… Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “…in the fall.” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass. “… constantly. Though you may have your scheduled planning time at some point in the year, the process of  proper planning is a continuous effort.” Adam Linnemann Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping,... read more

July 2015: Editorial advisory board

July 7, 2015By

What are the best ways for landscape/lawn care companies to give back to their communities? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “Any landscape project for city/state parks, botanical gardens, battered women’s shelters, poor areas for the underprivileged homeowners—things like that. Be sure your name goes on the promotion.” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass. “Giving back to your... read more

June 2015: Editorial advisory board

June 11, 2015By

What’s the best way to compete against a larger competitor? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “You must outdo them at every front. Hire better people, train them better, incentivize them, motivate them more, etc. Paint a picture of your vision for the company that is grander and gives more personal service. Give your employee partners direction on... read more

May 2015: Editorial advisory board

May 7, 2015By
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Any predictions on how technology will influence the management of landscapes in the next decade? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “At the end of the decade we may have self driving trucks, mowers, spreaders, sprayers, etc. Everyone will have gone paperless and battery-driven unless there’s a giant failure of the power grid knocking us into the greatest... read more