Now is the time for learning, growing, and looking inward. With last year’s growing season, a distant memory, and the... View Article
The holiday season can be a huge opportunity for extra business and excited customers. But how can you reel in all those potential buyers? Holiday lighting can do that extra-special something to your next residential or commercial job site.
The off-season is the perfect time to reflect on the previous year of work. You put in countless hours and dealt with ups and downs from the weather, to labor issues and shortened seasons. We know a lot of you are thinking vacation, but before you stick your toes in the sand, look back at the previous year and how your entire maintenance operation performed.
Becoming a successful irrigation contractor is a difficult process that requires lots of patience, support and hard work. Building a solid base of satisfied customers and success stories is critical to giving your irrigation contracting business the reputation and body of work that demands respect.
Grounds managers put in countless hours. Expectations are always on the rise. Budgets? Not so much. How can you establish and maintain high-quality turfgrass when you're short on staff and your budget is shrinking?
What is VLO? VLO is Kichler’s newest landscape lighting technology and it stands for variable lumen output. In other words, one commercial-grade fixture can produce three different lumen outputs, or amounts of light. These three different lumen outputs are easily interchangeable with a magnetic key.
You should be able to get a handful of meaningful information from the product label, however, deciding on the correct herbicide to treat your (or your client’s) lawn is not as simple as one would hope. We chatted with Jeff Schmidt at PBI Gordon to understand some of the more complex nuances of the products and their chemistries.
There are a number of reasons why a turf renovation project fails. Even when you think you did everything humanly possible to ensure total success, you still get disappointing results. Why? Well, in plain talk, you missed something.
In the midst of dealing with snow, sleet, slush, mud and a whole lot more, Reinders 2018 Lighting Camp never wavered. The two-day camp offered classroom sessions and hands-on training to select local landscape professionals with the help of our lighting expert, Joel Reinders, and representatives from CAST Lighting.
This past January, Reinders joined over 6,000 landscape professionals from Wisconsin and Illinois in attendance for the three-day iLandscape Show. In an effort to learn about the challenges and areas of focus for Midwest landscapers in 2018, we chatted with a handful of attendees who shared their thoughts on the upcoming year.