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3 Tips for Marketing Fall Services

Summer is [un]officially over. Kids are back in school and your customers are getting back into a routine. Most are trying to enjoy those fleeting days of warm weather and haven’t really thought about the coming season or winter. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to reengage with them and promote your fall services. In a …

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The 2019-2020 Salt Report

Fall is quickly approaching with the first official day later this month. This means turf renovation, overseeding, and a bit later in the season, it’s the winterization of irrigation and pump systems. In the blink of an eye winter will be upon us. Even though it feels far off, now is the time to get informed and know what’s on …

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Ask the Expert: 9 Things to Know about Irrigation Design

We know that large projects require greater coordination of materials and service. Budgets and timelines can be tight, and there are always different requirements and regulations to overcome. Even more, it’s vital to have a proper irrigation design, especially when it comes to high-end or municipal projects. A failed design can cost thousands in extra materials or call backs to …

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Ask the Expert: Seed Blends and Mixtures for Long-Lasting Success

As temperatures start to cool down, the overseeding season ramps up. Now is an important time for turf management, renovation, and overseeding. There are many things to consider during this time of year and we want to make sure your up to seed on best practices for turf renovation and seed. Earlier this year, we published The Seed Report which …

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5 Marketing Strategies to Successfully Launch a Service

Last month we discussed finding the right time to launch a new service. Once you have figured out when you are going to launch your new service, it’s time to look at the how. When you launch a new service, you need your excitement to be contagious. Tell people about it early and often. After all, it doesn’t matter how …

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Ask the Expert: Turf Renovation 8 Can’t-Miss Steps

We’ve had a tough season with a lot of rain in many areas of the country. Turf has taken a beating this year and we’ve seen numerous issues with shallow roots, red thread and other diseases, surface insects, and lack of nutrients. As we head into cooler temperatures this fall, now is the time to prepare for turf renovation season. …

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How Contractors Are Making Money During a Wet Season

This year we experienced the wettest 12-month period in the US, ever. Much of the country was plagued with excessive rainfall and flooding, and some areas such as the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic saw 20+ inches more than normal. The 2019 season has been a rough one. Landscape contractors from Chicago to Boston to Atlanta and beyond have felt the effects. …

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Ask the Expert: Advanced Installation Techniques for Landscape Lighting

Over the past few months, we’ve connected with Glen Nyhuis, Central’s National Lighting Director, on what you need to know about lighting. We spent some time getting Back to Basics on the technical side to make sure that your lighting installations were back on track for the season. And, we’ve discussed 3 ways to grow your sales with lighting design. …

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Timing is Everything: When to Launch a New Service

You’re excited. You’ve been talking about it for years and now it’s finally a reality. You’ve done the research. You’ve sourced and stocked the necessary products, tools, and equipment. You’ve trained your team. You’re ready to pull the trigger. You’re ready to launch a new service to your customers. But when is the best time? And, how can you be …