March 1 2008
I USED TO OWN A LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE COMPANY THAT I SOLD to another company when I retired. Well, that didn’t last too long; I got bored and took a position as president of a landscape company. ...
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Feb. 1 2008
From the outside it looks simple. You mow a few lawns and collect money. You earn enough to buy more equipment and hire others. Soon your clientele seems to be growing as quickly as the grass you’re ...
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Feb. 1 2008
From the outside it looks simple. You mow a few lawns and collect money. You earn enough to buy more equipment and hire others. Soon your clientele seems to be growing as quickly as the grass you’re ...
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Jan. 1 2008
When winter begins to loosen its hold and spring is in the air, a contractor’s thoughts turn to one thing: mowing. Lawn care is the granddaddy of maintenance services, and mowers are its favorite ...
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Nov. 1 2007
We hear about a shortage of labor that is a concern to all in our industry. We can get more business, but how will we be able to handle it If we can't hire additional labor, how can we grow our company? ...
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Sept. 1 2007
Any military commander will tell you that next to the men and equipment, the most important element is the vehicles that make up the supply-line. These vehicles transport the crucial men and materiel ...
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April 1 2007
WHATEVER NUMBER OF HOURS you mow per week, Brian Smith probably has you beat. As the owner of Agri-Lawn Care, Brownsburg, Indiana, Smith and his crews cut grass all day long, from seven in the morning ...
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March 1 2007
Despite the variety of landscape contracting companies that exist, the mower is a universal element for almost all of them. Even many companies that now focus exclusively on design/build projects were ...
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Feb. 1 2007
THE OFF-SEASON FOR IRRIGATION and landscape contracting businesses is often a time for organization, inventory, accounts receivables, budgets and projections. However, once these important tasks are completed, ...
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Feb. 1 2007
YOUR BUDDY IN THE NEXT TOWN JUST bought his company a great new mower. According to him, it's a true marvel of speed and efficiency. In fact, he's going to buy two more. ...
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Jan. 1 2007
Homestead Landscaping, Bondeville, Vermont, found this out first-hand in the late 1980s when a construction boom exploded in the area. The company had a perfect plan to grow its business ...
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Nov. 1 2006
If you've ever sat around on a Monday night to watch a football game, you're probably familiar with the term 'sports analyst.' Often a former player, now a sports analyst, gives his opinion on how well ...
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Nov. 1 2006
Business is great. You launched your company a few years ago with a dream and a single riding mower. You knew the demand would be there and it was ...
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Oct. 1 2006
Today, lawn maintenance is a huge part of your professional life—mowing helps put food on your table ...
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May 1 2006
Do you remember when you purchased your first piece of power equipment? Maybe you were still a teenager, and you bought a walk-behind mower that you stored in your dad’s garage. ...
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March 1 2006
If you could make more money from your mowing business, you would, wouldnt you? And if, while steering a mower or waiting for the leaf blower crew to finish, you could make your clients happier by making ...
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Feb. 1 2006
Lawn maintenance is one of the hardest working divisions of many landscaping companies. Whether it’s the star of the show or only supporting cast, lawn care is usually a tried and true workhorse ...
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Jan. 1 2006
Over the years, you lose some of your clients. Some move to another town or city, some go out of business, some might not be pleased with your work, and others may just be ...
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Dec. 1 2005
Your day in the field is done and it was a long one. You, your crew, and your mowers have logged a lot of hours. You know it’s time for some equipment maintenance but it’s late ...
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Oct. 1 2005
When you’re making decisions about the next piece of mowing equipment to buy, first take a long hard look at your current business ...
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