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TAG: landscape contractor

How 5 firms cut down clients’ water use, bills

July 2, 2014By

The U.S. uses more gallons of water outdoors per day than there are people on the planet. The ratio: 9 billion gallons to 7 billion people. More startling than that is 50 percent of that outdoor water is wasted due to overwatering, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program. It’s landscape and irrigation professionals like Kurt Thompson who... read more

Ep. 2: Have a business breakthrough, not a nervous breakdown

November 28, 2012By

If your business growth has slowed dramatically or stalled, the new economy may not be to blame! There’s a very good chance that you’re just stuck at one of the natural plateaus that plagues most landscape contractors. How you decide to manage your business right now can make the difference between propelling your business to the next level or remaining... read more

10 best practices for a new reality in the Green Industry

May 19, 2012By

I have spent the better part of the first quarter in an airplane, traveling the country meeting with contractors. I’m happy to report there’s good news out there: Prospects for recovery look better than they have in a long time. Contractors I have talked to are increasingly upbeat. They have been able to maintain a positive, proactive attitude even during... read more