TAG: MRW Lawns

Turf care vehicles: Which do you prefer and why?

June 19, 2015By

Rick LaNore Technical Director, MRW Lawns La Plata, Md. “We use Isuzu NPR medium-duty trucks. They’re heavy-duty enough to carry the volume of water we need for our liquid applications and also good for granular materials. The truck bed we use is BrandFX. They customize the trucks to our specifications, so we can custom blend our applications on-site.” Sam Lang... read more

Overview: Blue skies ahead

May 7, 2013By

Lawn care operators are positioned for a strong 2013. Businesses operating on the lawn care side of the Green Industry are feeling positive about the year ahead. Nearly 90 percent of respondents to Landscape Management’s Lawn Care Market Report survey say they are “very optimistic” or “somewhat optimistic” about their 2013 business outlook. Companies say despite some less-than-stable conditions on... read more

Expense tracking

May 6, 2013By

Lawn care operators report concern but stability for 2013.  The cost of doing business is always a concern for Green Industry businesses. Lawn care operators (LCOs), in particular, have specific costs to contend with: inputs like pesticides and fertilizer. “As far as the products we purchase, they’re pretty stable,” says Kelly Banfield, president and CEO of Banfield’s Landscaping and Lawn... read more

Bound by restrictions

May 6, 2013By

The industry addresses fertilizer and pesticide regulations at the local, state and national levels. Location, location, location. The oft-cited phrase used to justify the price and salability of any home is equally good at describing the state of fertilizer and pesticide regulations across the country. In some places, New Jersey for example, the rules are relatively set and contractors are... read more

Is the price right?

May 2, 2013By

Lawn care companies carefully consider charging more.  Though many lawn care businesses say the time is right for a price bump (46 percent), just more than half say they’ll hold steady and won’t raise prices this year, according to Landscape Management’s Lawn Care Market Report survey. Only 2 percent say they’ll decrease lawn care prices this year (see chart). Those... read more

Share of wallet

April 19, 2013By

Lawn care companies are adding services when looking to grow. Though fertilization and weed control have long been the mainstays for traditional lawn care companies, other services are prevailing as ways to increase customers’ total spending levels or reach new clients. When it comes to the service that will grow the most in 2013, lawn care operators (LCOs) expect it... read more