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TLC’s most popular landscaping stories from February 2020 – kechambers

TLC’s most popular landscaping stories from February 2020

At the end of the year, Total Landscape Care compiled a list of the top 10 stories for each month of the year. Check out which stories were trending on our website in February 2020.

10. Help customers choose the right material for their outdoor countertops

While we still have some time in winter, it is possible that some areas across the country may see the events of spring earlier than expected.

No matter how far away or how close spring looks to your area, now is a good time to think about the days of spring and summer when your customers spend much more time outside in the sunshine.

One great outdoor attraction that has been growing in popularity over the past few years is one Outdoor kitchenWith this feature, your customers can eat, drink and be happy while enjoying the beauty of their garden landscape.

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9. How to: Create a Safety Culture

Landscape professionals listen to a speech while wearing safety vests and standing outdoors

The Greenery, Inc. is having a morning safety interview.
Photo: Jill Odom / Total Landscape Care

The landscape field has a number of work hazards and it simply says you feel obliged security is not enough to keep your crews safe day in and day out. You have to go the way and have a real safety culture to keep your people safe.

“A safety culture is extremely important because our primary responsibility is to ensure that every employee gets home safely every day,” said Fred Peratt, owner of Environmental Enhancements based in Sterling, Virginia. “Security promotes the professionalism of our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and employees, which shows that we care as an organization.”

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8. Chemical care: best practices for herbicides before emergence

    A landscaper spraying herbicide on a lawn

Photo: Syngenta

Pre-emergence herbicides are a useful tool for lawn careers who want to control their clients’ weeds before they can occur. However, the use of these products requires precise knowledge of the target weed and an appropriate application strategy.

Most of the show up Herbicides are used to control annual weeds such as Crab grass, Goose grass, foxtail and annual bluegrass. They can also be used to control certain annual weeds such as chickweed, knotweed and milkweed, says Matt Giese, Syngenta’s technical service manager.

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7. Five tips to help you get more lawn care customers

Blades of grass lit by sunlight

Photo: Pixabay

It will soon be time to start up Lawn care for springSummer and Fall, now is the perfect time to get more business for your lawn care company. Getting new customers isn’t always easy, however – especially when homeowners believe they can handle all of their duties Lawn care Chores by themselves or when they’re just not ready to spend their hard-earned money on their lawn.

To find out how to attract new lawn care customers, you need to focus on your company network, reputation, advertising campaign, and business metrics. Provide the best possible service, offer package deals to attract new customers, use technology to determine where you are wrong, and work with other local business owners to generate new referrals. Soon you will have so many customers that you will have to expand to serve them all.

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6. Create the wow factor with seasonal color programs

Seasonal flower garden next to a city sidewalk

Photo: Jill Odom / Total Landscape Care

If your Landscaping company check the offer seasonal color programs As an added service to your customers, this type of work offers a lot more than you might first think.

Seasonal color programs are popular because of the Restrict calling they can create.

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5. Altoz releases 2020 models of zero-turn mowers

Altoz TRX 766i crawler mower

Photo: Altoz

Altoz recently debuted 13 new ones commercial zero-turn mower that the company says are revolutionary.

Check out what Altoz has to offer Mowing season and what opportunities professionals in the green industry can have at their disposal.

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4. California implements mandatory 2020 irrigation regulations

A landscaper wearing an orange safety vest while irrigation sprinklers are set

Photo: Gachina Landscape Management

California implemented new ones earlier this year Irrigation system Regulations requiring all new sprinklers to include pressure regulators that limit water flow to the manufacturer’s recommended values ​​of 30 pounds per square inch (psi).

While this practice was previously only required for new landscapes, it will apply to all existing systems in the future.

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3. Vision 20/20: Where the lawn mower market is going

Landscaper cutting grass with a Cub Cadet stand on mower

Photo: Cub Cadet

Productivity is the name of the game when it comes to what landscapers are looking for when they hit the market for something new mowing machine.

New functions or gimmicks are not enough if they don’t help Lawn care Companies get their jobs done faster with smaller crews.

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2. Four humorous marketing tactics for lawn care professionals

Lawn & Order Special Mowing Unit landscape trailer

Look, if there’s one thing lawn care professionals in marketing do better than any other industry, it’s using humor. And as someone who spends too much time digging into lawn care and lawn care businesses, I’ve found some great examples of humorous lawn care marketing strategies. The crazy part is that they are very effective at getting attention, both in person and online!

Here’s the deal: humor is a great way to get attention, and when done right, it can really help your lawn care business get customers quickly. Today I wanted to cover four humorous marketing tactics that lawn care and landscape designers can use to get their business noticed. These marketing tips can even be used in the low season.

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1. Alternative fuels for your mower fleet

    Landscaper Cutting Grass Using Emarks Lazer Z Commercial Zero Turn Mower

Photo: Exmark

While gas is currently king when it comes to fuel sources mowerThere are many landscapers looking for alternative fuels to make them cheaper or greener.

“There are many factors that contribute to the growth of alternative fuels,” said Matt Medden, vice president of marketing at AriensCo. “Alternative fuels are not only more environmentally friendly, they can also be more economical and meet consumer demand for more environmentally friendly products and services.”

Below are three of the types of fuel landscapers are switching to and what manufacturers think about these power sources.

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