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TAG: landscape contractors

Drafix Software celebrates 20 years

December 20, 2013By

Drafix Software, Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014. Founded in 1994, Drafix Software is the manufacturer of PRO Landscape design software. Landscape contractors, designers, architects and garden centers use the software to create imaging designs, accurate site plans and complete, professional proposals. The software also has a supplemental app for iPad and Android tablets. “I have been a... read more

Are you on the grid or gridlocked?

December 3, 2013By

Our customers are using technology to research and communicate with us online; our suppliers are using technology to make more efficient equipment; and many of us are managing our businesses, irrigation programs and operating strategies with cloud-based programs. Everywhere you look the strategic use of technology is driving improved performance. It’s safe to say technology has opened up new ways... read more

Ep. 4: Quieter, Cleaner, Efficient – Todays Power Equipment

December 12, 2012By

It seems like every day you read about another town trying to ban the use of outdoor power equipment used by professional landscape contractors. If it’s not a restriction on what hours of the day we can operate, it’s decibels and emissions. Now before you grab your bamboo rake and hand trimmer, listen, Roger Phelps, Promotional Communications Manager at Stihl,... read more

Best Practices: Get a price bump

September 16, 2012By

Commercial maintenance retention rates have declined for most companies over the past few years with many customers testing the waters in hopes of getting a lower price. Contractors also have been more aggressive in going after each others’ contracts, creating an environment that’s been unsettling for most companies. This situation has left many contractors conflicted about bringing up contract renewals,... read more

How to prosper with perennials

May 19, 2012By

By Jamie Gooch Even clients who want  low-maintenance plantings can benefit from a perennial service plan. Perennials have long been the middle child of lawncare. Stuck between attention-hungry turf and the boastful blooms of annuals, perennials have dutifully emerged, year after year. That low-maintenance dependability is a trait that many homeowners seek in a landscape, and because breeders have been... read more

John Deere debuts EFI zero-turn mower

September 13, 2011By

The John Deere Z925 EFI Can Provide Up To 25% Fuel Savings CARY, NC (Sept. 13, 2011) – With concerns over rising fuel costs, landscape contractors need to become more efficient with their fuel usage. The new John Deere ZTrakTM PRO Z925 with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) can help by providing up to 25% fuel savings for landscape contractors. The John Deere Z925... read more