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Pump Winterization Tips

Winterization season is right around the corner… are you prepared? Correctly winterizing your pump is essential – if a step is missed, your pump can sustain damage due to freezing, costing you valuable time and money. Whether this is your first time winterizing a pump, or your fifth, these easy steps will help walk you through the winterization process and …

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Top 5 Customer Service and Communication Trends for 2021

We’ve recently discussed the importance of communication and customer service and how it can be a key for success in any business. For this upcoming year, you want to ensure you’re prepared to take your business to the next level of success by providing excellent experiences and more convenience for your customers. 80% of customers believe the experience a business …

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5 New Features for Google My Business, Plus 2021 Feature Predictions

Google is the largest search engine and accounts for 90% of all online searches, including local businesses. It receives 3.5 billion searches per day, with nearly half specifically for local services. If your business is not listed on Google, now is the time to get started. In a previous article we discussed the free and easy to use tool, Google …

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Ask the Expert: How to Combat Trouble with Seed Germination

Warm, dry and windy weather conditions have inhibited grass seed germination this fall. This is normally an excellent time for new seed projects.  The fall is when disease pressure is low, fewer weeds are competing with the turf grass and typically milder weather conditions help to maintain soil moisture essential for successful turf grass seed germination. This year the weather …

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Ask the Expert: 4 Reasons Why You Should Focus on Fall Fertilization, Plus Recommendations for Application

Now is peak time for fall fertilization with cool-season turfgrass and for decades, lawn care managers have prescribed fall fertilization. As always, the inevitable question of “why are you fertilizing my lawn with only a few weeks left in the growing season?” arises. Fortunately, scientific research has be able to provide answers beyond, “because it works.” That’s why we’ve connected …

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The 2020-2021 Salt Report

Winter will be here soon, and now is the time to get informed and know what’s on the horizon for ice melt, salt, and the snow management season. In our industry, preparing ahead of the season is vital for success. You want to be sure your business is ready for the upcoming winter. Let’s Talk Salt: Supply-Chain Issues & Transportation …

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Goal Setting + Business Planning: 5 Areas to Focus on for 2021

As we move towards the end of a challenging year, it’s time to finalize planning for Q3 and Q4, as well as begin planning for the upcoming new year. Being proactive with your planning can help you keep your priorities on track and take your business to the next level of success. Business planning and goal setting will help you …

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3 Ways to Leverage Surge in Online & Big Box Store Sales

Home has never been more important for Americans. As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, we have seen a trend of cocooning in the past four decades from homeowners in the US but the pandemic has accelerated this trend. In the past few weeks, big box stores like Target and Home Depot have seen record sales, driven specifically by online sales …