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ESA survey gauges interest in turf ACE program

February 20, 2015By

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is considering launching a new version of the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) credential. Currently, the only ACE is designed to help structural pest management professionals establish their credentials, but the ESA has heard over the years that a similar program targeting turf, lawn and ornamental professionals was needed. To get the conversation started more formally, the... read more

Study shows 96% of consumers value online reviews

January 16, 2015By

Software Advice, an advisory resource for field service software buyers and a part of the Gartner brand, released a new study regarding how online reviews impact consumers when selecting lawn care services, alluding to why businesses should prioritize building a positive online profile. The results come from a seven-question online survey of 1,239 U.S. residential service customers, conducted over seven days. A... read more

If you don’t know…

January 9, 2015By

If you were asked to come up with a list of the top 10 reasons excellent employees should want to work for you, could you do it? Would the first five reasons come easily and then you’d have to dig a little, or are all 10 self-evident? I’ve found most business owners and managers can come up with a list... read more

ASLA survey: Work inquiries rise, design firms look to hire

May 22, 2014By

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) released its first quarter 2014 Business Quarterly survey, which provided a quarter-to-quarter surge in inquiries from potential clients for new work, and hiring plans grew slightly from the last quarter. Fully 80.2 percent reported stable to significantly higher inquiries for work, representing an increase from 74.9 percent last quarter. In addition, 72.2 percent of firm... read more

Landscape architecture firms getting busy, survey shows

May 7, 2013By

Landscape architecture firms may soon see an uptick in business, the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) first quarter 2013 Business Quarterly survey reveals. Firms reported a surge in inquiries from potential clients for new work, as well as more stable or rising billable hours. As a result, plans for hiring are underway, respondents said. The ASLA Business Quarterly survey... read more

Survey sheds light on spending habits

May 1, 2013By

What are consumer’s spending habits when it comes to professional lawn and landscape services? They may open their wallets more often for design/build services in the coming year, according to survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). The online, five-question survey asked consumers about spending on professional lawn and landscape services such as lawn... read more