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Ask the Expert: Proactive Turf Solutions for Spring

From Anthony Pignataro We’ve just experienced another mild winter, after a wet and hot 2019. The weather does it best to challenge the Professional Landscape Contractor and Professional Lawn Applicator. We’ve seen the hottest and wettest 10-year period on record in more than a century. This means more [and harder] to solve issues with turfgrass. So, what can you do …

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5 Recruiting Tips to Connect with More Potential Employees

As we head into the 2020 season, the one thing we know for sure is that the labor shortage will continue. We have seen record low unemployment for several years now and 73% employers across all industries are having challenges finding qualified, dependable employees—and the Green Industry is no different. Irrigation & Green Industry Magazine surveyed landscape companies throughout the …

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Close More Deals: 4 Tips to Help You Get the Job and Customer

Winter is the time to evaluate your business and plan for 2020. Focus on business and marketing strategies such as strategic purchasing, updating your service portfolio, employee training, and increasing new business and customers. When you plan out your year: you benefit, your employees benefit, your customers benefit, and your business benefits. It’s easy to say focus on increasing new …

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Get Ready For Spring in 6 Easy Steps!

Step 1: Commit Now to Lock In Savings All Season Long! Get products now, pay later Flexibility helps you grow your profits Inventory management made easier, beat the seasonal rush & re-stock now Earn double Central points Plan ahead so you can focus on what’s important in the spring Ask your Central Rep to learn more         …

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Ask The Expert: Spreader Calibration for Increased Efficiency & Profit

With Groundhogs Day behind us and Punxsutawney Phil predicting an early spring, now is the time to start tackling your to-do list for the upcoming season. Last month we spoke about business planning and making sure that you plan out your year for things like your marketing strategy, assessing your service portfolio, and developing new customer leads. But, there are …

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Strategic Purchasing: 5 Benefits of an Early Order Program

With any luck, you were able to take some time off around the holidays to relax and recharge for 2020. With time to reflect and decompress, we look to the upcoming season with fresh eyes and new found energy. Make the most of the winter months before the season officially kicks off in the spring. Now is the time to …

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Benefits Of Social Media

We’ve discussed this past month the importance of having an online presence. Having your Google my Business and website ready to go is great and shows that your company is prepared, but there’s another step that will benefit your business. Now is the time to focus on having a social media presence. The use of social media is growing fast, …

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5 Tips: How To Make Your Website Effective

Having an online presence is vital for any business, especially in our industry. Today, there are many ways to have an online presence, but your number-one approach must be through your website. Your website is the forefront of your business, especially when a potential new customer is searching online for the nearest contractor or that specific service only your business …

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Check List for Winterizing Your Equipment

It’s been a busy season, and now that winter is here you’re ready to store your equipment away for the upcoming seasons. Before you do so, it’s vital to remember to winterize your equipment. Although maintenance may be the last thing you had in mind, it will save you time and money in the long run. Taking the extra time …