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TAG: landscape contractors

Grasshopper 125V and 225V Series Mowers

May 20, 2015By

Grasshopper’s new 125V and 225V series models: -Are perfectly suited for landscape contractors as well as ranchers, farmers and rural lifestylers. -Have the agility of a zero-turn mower with a compact size able to maneuver in tight spaces without the fatigue of a walk-behind mower. -Include fully hydraulic, integrated pump-and-wheel-motor transmissions; 747-cc Kohler Confidant engines (with a limited three-year engine... read more

Ep. 118: Propane: Not just for grills

February 18, 2015By

Jeremy Wishart, deputy director of business development for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), discusses why propane continues to grow in popularity as an alternative fuel source for landscape contractors. According to Wishart, propane gas not only runs cleaner and cheaper than regular gasoline, but helps your engines last longer too. In addition, refilling your propane tanks is much... read more

LandOpt Contractor Network

October 15, 2014By

LandOpt specializes in working with independently-owned landscape contractors across the U.S., enabling them to manage their businesses more systematically for increased profitability, cash flow and revenue. Via ongoing coaching and training, our whole-business approach provides proven systems and processes designed to make your business run smoothly and grow consistently, while returning net profits that far exceed industry averages. As part... read more

Uber for the Green Industry

August 4, 2014By

“Do you know what Uber is?” I’ve found myself asking people that question often over the last few months as I’ve worked on the cover story for this issue of LM. No, not uber, the German word for “over.” Uber, with a capital U. If you’re not in the know: Uber is a smartphone app that connects people who need... read more

IA ramps up Smart Irrigation Month initiatives

June 23, 2014By

Get ready, set, go save water! The Irrigation Association (IA) will once again name July the Smart Irrigation Month for the ninth year in a row. The month includes a new social media program, a proclamation process and a contest. Why is this important to landscape and irrigation contractors? Recognizing Smart Irrigation Month and becoming aware of year-round water usage... read more

Overlooking commercial design/build?

May 5, 2014By

QWe do a lot of residential and commercial maintenance. We also do residential design/build work. Business has been good, but we’re always looking for additional sources of revenue. Got any ideas? AMany landscape contractors have a mix of residential maintenance and design/build work as well as commercial maintenance, but there’s one category of business that has been overlooked for years... read more