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TAG: Lawn Doctor

So long, summer

August 1, 2017By

As summer winds down, LCOs should focus on repairing the damage caused by months of hot, humid weather. Fall is a time of renewal for turf. So as summer winds down, lawn care operators (LCOs) should focus on repairing the damage caused by months of hot, humid weather. For cool-season grasses, fall is the time for LCOs to fertilize, seed... read more

Companies in the News: Lawn Doctor launches West Houston franchise; Caretaker, Heads Up awarded; more from Toro, Case, Kioti, Marty Grunder

March 29, 2017By

Lawn Doctor opened a new lawn care franchise in West Houston. The franchise provides customized lawn care services, including fertilization, weed control, aeration and shrub care. Houston resident Shahul Hameed, who has a degree in chemical engineering and an MBA, owns the new franchise. “It matters that I give my customers comprehensive information about our services, with sufficient technical detail to feel... read more

New Lawn Doctor ads highlighted by Adweek

March 1, 2016By

By way of its ad agency Sleek Machine, Lawn Doctor launched a unique advertising campaign just in time for the spring season, Adweek reports. The ads address consumers’ concerns rather than focus on the company’s brand. The magazine reported that the humorous ad campaign contains more than 50 ads that will run through mid-summer. “This is retail advertising, first and... read more

New Jersey fertilizer bill: Five years later

November 30, 2015By

Has New Jersey’s landmark fertilizer bill made an impact?  In January 2011, New Jersey enacted a three-phase, statewide fertilizer pre-emption bill, touted by the state as the most restrictive fertilizer legislation in the country. The rollout included application blackout dates, public education, a professional certification requirement and a provision restricting the type of fertilizer that can be sold in the... read more

Companies in the News: Heads Up gives back to Army vet and more

November 5, 2015By

Heads Up Landscape Contractors of Albuquerque, N.M, stepped up after its owners heard a local, wounded Army veteran needed grass for his service dog. “Lucky (his mastiff/Great Dane service dog) alerts me when I need oxygen for my headaches as a result of a traumatic brain injury and reminds me to take my medication twice a day. He also helps... read more

LLCP recapitalizes Lawn Doctor

December 15, 2014By

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, completed a recapitalization of Lawn Doctor. The transaction provided ongoing working capital for Lawn Doctor and also helped pay a shareholder dividend. “We are pleased to have completed this important divided recapitalization,” LLCP CEO Lauren Leichtman said. “The transaction increased Lawn Doctor’s senior credit facility to approximately $22 million... read more