TAG: lawn care

Five Questions: Mike Caprio

April 19, 2019By
Mike Caprio (Photo: Seth Jones)

Mike Caprio Regional business consultant Lawn Doctor, Holmdel, N.J. 1. What all does your job entail, and do you enjoy it? I provide business, agronomy, financial and human resources support to our franchisees in the Southeast. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Lawn Doctor offers custom lawn care solutions to residential and business consumers. I’ve been with... read more

Keep on trucking: Maintaining lawn care fleets

April 12, 2019By
Lush Lawn truck (Photo: Lush Lawn)

Trucks are a major expense for lawn care operators, and many begin each day ensuring their investments are well cared for. Jason Zielesch, production manager for Lush Lawn in Grand Blanc, Mich., says before technicians leave the lot, the company requires they complete what it calls a “three-minute 360.” The three-minute 360 is a full inspection of the truck to... read more

How to get the most out of your spreaders and sprayers

March 22, 2019By
Crew member operating spreader (Photo: SiteOne Landscape Supply)

Two experts give their best tips for getting the most out of sprayers and spreaders. 1. Be consistent. Common mistakes that lawn care operators (LCOs) make are they don’t stay consistent with the spray pattern and they don’t cut in edges near sidewalks and driveways, says Teddy Mathis, sales manager for Graham Spray Equipment, a manufacturer of spray rigs. Mathis... read more

How enhanced efficiency fertilizers work

February 20, 2019By
Koch DURATION CR (Photo: Koch Turf & Ornamental)

Enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs) are another potential tool in your lawn care arsenal. read more

Rentokil acquires Florida lawn care company on LM150 list

April 11, 2017By

Rentokil Steritech, a pest control company based in Reading, Pa., acquired the assets of Heron Home & Outdoor in Apopka, Fla. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Heron is No. 116 on the LM150 list of top revenue-generating firms with $14,347,321 in 2015 revenue. “We admire the growth-oriented nature of Rentokil Steritech and we couldn’t be more enthusiastic to... read more

Survey: Landscape firms forecast higher revenue in 2017

March 8, 2017By

Ninety-one percent of landscape service providers in the U.S. said they expect revenue to rise this year compared with last year, according to LawnStarter’s annual survey of landscape business owners. LawnStarter is an Austin, Texas-based on-demand landscape company. Six percent of respondents said their revenue will be the same this year as last year, and 3 percent expect lower revenue... read more