TAG: landscaping

Finances for the ‘small’ operator

February 17, 2015By
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A reader recently asked us to cover the topic of finances for the “smaller” operator with just a few employees and less than $250,000 in annual revenue. I thought about it and recognized successful finances have nothing to do with size but with organization and discipline. Sound financial management knows no size. Here are the five most important items for... read more

Backstory: Tom Wood

February 17, 2015By

Tom Wood Owner, Wood Landscape Services Columbus, Ohio   Education Thomas Worthington High School Worthington, Ohio Class of 1975 “I had a summer job between junior and senior year at a local landscape company called Four Seasons Nursery. I loved being outside.” The Ohio State University Class of 1982 “I studied at OSU and worked for a landscape contractor the entire... read more

Student Career Days an education

March 8, 2013By

OK, I’m all about Student Career Days. There’s really no other way to say it. Hosted by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the networking event for college students seeking to enter the landscaping industry drew nearly 900 students from every corner of the country this year, not to mention Canada. The Auburn University campus was a beautiful backdrop to this year’s... read more

The Dwyer Group: The Grounds Guys

February 18, 2013By
logo: The Grounds Guys

The Grounds Guys is the newest service franchise opportunity in the landscaping and lawn care industry. It’s a new name, but comes with more than 20 years of landscape management experience. Patterned upon the success of its Canadian counterpart, Sunshine Grounds Care, The Grounds Guys franchisees are bringing the proven systems of success and excellence to the U.S. market, providing... read more

Grouser Products

October 10, 2012By
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Grouser’s new, patent-pending V3 FlexPlane is designed to attach to any make and model of skid steer, making it the universal tool for any landscaping job. Featuring an exclusive pivoting action, the heavy-duty attachment features a versatile self-adjusting blade that rotates to contour to the ground, continually adjusting for uneven ground and providing maximum efficiency in any terrain. When needed,... read more

Study: Landscaping services expected to grow 4.2%

September 10, 2012By
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DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Landscaping Services in the US” report to their offering. According to the report, the landscaping services industry has had a difficult few years coping with the slump in demand from residential, commercial and institutional clients due to the economic downturn. During the past five years, the substantial decline in construction activity,... read more