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TAG: The Grounds Guys

Franchising: A support system

August 17, 2020By
Grounds Guys crews performing work (Photo: The Grounds Guys of League City)

A former independent business owner and current franchise owner discusses the benefits of franchising based on his own experiences. read more

The Grounds Guys marks strong first half with new locations, franchisees

July 27, 2020By

The Grounds Guys, a Neighborly company, has awarded more than 15 new franchise agreements and opened almost 20 new locations from January-June of 2020. The total size of the network is now more than 200 locations open and in development across North America. “We have seen continued growth across the system this year and are tracking above our 2019 results, even... read more

Franchising: What you need to know

January 14, 2020By
Jon Bennett of NaturaLawn (Photo: NaturaLawn)

“You’ve got to work on your business, not in your business,” says Benjamin Schoot, a franchisee with The Grounds Guys in Myrtle Beach, S.C. “The longer you’re on a truck, the longer you’re handcuffing your business.” Schoot is not alone in this assertion. The motivation to join a franchise is often more about the need to grow a business than... read more

How landscape pros are using battery power

December 23, 2019By
Battery-powered chainsaw (Photo: Bedell Property Management)

Environmental concerns, potential safety hazards and fuel costs — all have been cited as reasons landscape contractors make the switch over to battery-powered handheld equipment from gas-powered machines. “We are responsible for the upkeep and improvement of the cultivated landscape, and I think that is best completed with the very light touch (of battery-powered equipment),” says Matt Dingeldein, president of... read more

A road map for franchising

February 11, 2019By
The Grounds Guys crew and equipment (Photo: The Grounds Guys)

For contractors who want to scale their business but feel stuck in a rut, franchising may be a viable route to consider. Franchising is also an option for startup landscapers, who may need help learning how to run an effective business and understanding the ins and outs of the green industry. “The franchise system is like having a guardrail on... read more

Step by Step: How to aerate properly

June 6, 2018By
Aeration step 2. Illustration: David Preiss

As time goes on, soil naturally compacts. Aeration, also called coring and aerifying, perforates the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to reach a lawn’s roots. It also removes mild thatch. This helps roots grow deeper, making the lawn more vigorous and drought resistant. Aeration should occur when turf is in its peak growing season so it can recover... read more