TAG: Total Lawn Care

How LCOs can best budget for, reduce callbacks

June 12, 2017By
Photo: Total Lanscape Care

How to limit lawn care return visits. As surely as weeds grow, there will be callbacks. But figuring out exactly how much a callback costs your company—and the best ways to prevent them—isn’t as clear. “A lot of (lawn care operators) don’t budget for callbacks, so when there is one, that’s a hit to their bottom line,” says Jay Young,... read more

Fearless experimenting equals success for entrepreneurial brothers

February 11, 2016By
headshot: Bob and Jim Hawkinson

Brothers Bob and Jim Hawkinson run their Florida-based landscape business with entrepreneurial eyes and innovative spirits. The Hawkinson brothers have always been inventors at heart. From cofounding their company, Total Lawn Care, nearly 34 years ago, to constantly dreaming up better ways to do everyday things, they’ve never been satisfied with the status quo. “Every piece of equipment we’ve ever... read more

2015 Lawn Care Forum: Agronomic challenges pt. 2

December 10, 2015By

Lawn care operators from our 2015 Lawn Care Forum, including Richard Bare of Arbor-Nomics Turf; Tom Hougnon of Reliable Property Services; and Terry Jungels of Total Lawn Care, talk about agronomic challenges they’ve faced this year. read more

LCOs talk employee engagement

November 19, 2015By

Of the 34 attendees of LM’s 2015 Lawn Care Forum, the majority noted the biggest challenge lawn care operators face is hiring and retaining quality employees. During a breakfast panel Nov. 18 at the Forum, Chris Joyce, owner of Joyce Landscaping and Always Green of Cape Cod, Andrew Ziehler, owner of Ziehler Lawn & Tree Care, and Terry Jungels, president of Total Lawn... read more

Holanix Roots for You competition returns

August 14, 2014By

Holganix is bringing back its Holganix Roots for You competition for a second year. The goal of the contest is to unearth the healthiest turf roots in America. The competition is divided into three industry segments: lawn care, golf and sports turf. The winner of each category is awarded a $500 cash prize as well as a $500 donation made... read more

Indiana firm wins Holganix contest with 13-in. turf root

March 27, 2014By

With a 13-inch turf root, Indianapolis–based Total Lawn Care (TLC) won Holganix’s Roots for You competition. As the winner, TLC received a $500 cash prize as well as a $500 cash donation made in its name to the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Holganix put the contest in place to discover some of the deepest, hence strongest and healthiest, turf-root systems... read more