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Regular installments of the latest business information, management best practices and technical updates from market-leading manufacturers.

Rank #1: Beyond the lawn

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Kevin Wilson, CEO of Mosquito Joe, talks about the similarities between the lawn care and the nuisance pest control industries, the challenges LCOs face when adding the service and whether the company would consider adding the lawn pest service to its portfolio.

Nov 20 2015

14hr

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Rank #2: Organize for better efficiency

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Disney's Debbie Mola talks about how to have a place for everything and everything in its place.

Nov 24 2015

78hr 19mins

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Rank #3: Turnaround Tour podcast: Brunner's Lawn and Services

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Gary Hardy is learning to slow down and delegate, and it’s helping Brunner’s grow.

Aug 22 2019

10hr 1min

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Rank #4: Jumping into a career change

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From Snow Magazine, our sister publication: Landscaper Joe Kujawa just sold his family business and has become a consultant at Bruce Wilson & Co.

Jun 14 2019

34hr

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Rank #5: Prison horticulture classes can spark second chances

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While serving three years in a correctional facility for his drug trafficking conviction, Charles Ellis took a horticulture course that inspired him to start his own company. For our March cover story on second chances, Ellis tells us all about Backyard Detail and how his time in prison gave him a new appreciation for the work involved with landscaping.

Mar 05 2019

93hr 23mins

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Rank #6: Ideas to improve staffing issues

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From food trucks to business cards, Frank Niccoli talks about some of the hiring and retention practices that succeeded at his company, the Village Gardener, for 40-plus years.

Jan 28 2019

24hr 1min

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Rank #7: A conversation with NALP's Andrew Bray

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The VP of government relations talked about H-2B reform and other industry issues he'll tackle in the coming months.

Jan 18 2019

10hr

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Rank #8: Using Google to reach new clients

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With its pay-per-lead system, Google Local Services could redefine how your landscaping company gets noticed.

Nov 30 2018

11hr 1min

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Rank #9: Finding a work-life balance

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In April, Lawn & Landscape talked to several spouses in the landscaping industry on how to achieve work-life balance. Rich Arlington, CEO of Arlington Lawn Care, and his wife of 24 years Crystal Arlington, CEO of Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, expand on that topic. Both CEOs share their tips for achieving work-life balance.

Oct 25 2018

10hr

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Rank #10: Mowers, mutts and more

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Find out what is happening during the GIE+EXPO in Louisville this year, why you should attend and how dog adoption is playing a role in 2018's show.

Sep 11 2018

22hr 2mins

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Rank #11: Strategies for effective direct mail marketing

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Joy Gendusa, CEO of Postcard Mania, says direct mail marketing is still a good way to market a landscaping company. Listen in for some strategies.

Feb 28 2018

97hr 20mins

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Rank #12: Dealing with the uninsured

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Lisa Fiore, president of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, talks about what the association is doing in its area to combat uninsured landscapers and support a professional and competitive market.

Jan 31 2018

62hr 17mins

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Rank #13: Considering pesticide and leaf blower bans

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Bob Mann, director of state and local government relations at the National Association of Landscape Professionals, gives us a rundown on some big pesticide and leaf blower noise bans that went through in the last year, one of which passed in Portland, Maine, on Jan. 3. Also, Mann offers suggestions on ways LCOs can become more involved in preventing these bans from passing.

Jan 04 2018

14hr 1min

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Rank #14: Hiring a marketing person

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You might use door hangers and post on social media to market your company, but that doesn't mean you have a marketing plan. We spoke with Chris Heiler, founder and CEO of Landscape Leadership (www.landscapeleadership.com), about why, when and how you should hire a marketing person to develop a marketing strategy for your company.

Sep 11 2017

11hr 1min

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Rank #15: The root of happiness

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NALP recently released a collection of sheets and videos of facts for landscape professionals to hand out to anyone interested in more information on the green industry and how it affects the environment. We sat down with Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs, to talk about what you can do with this information.

Jan 04 2017

93hr 4mins

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Rank #16: Dirt doctors

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Dr. Mike Goatley, Jr., professor and extension turfgrass specialist at Virginia Tech University, gives an overview of the importance of soil testing and how performing it can help your customers’ lawns.

Sep 20 2016

63hr 11mins

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Rank #17: Japanese beetle pressure is growing

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Chris Walton, senior operations manager at Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care, explains how to get rid of the pest.

Jul 12 2016

44hr 4mins

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Rank #18: Investigating insecticides

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In this podcast, presented by Syngenta, Matt Giese, a field technical manager for Syngenta, addresses the basics of insecticide application, what can hurt the effectiveness of insecticides and the most damaging pests this time of year.

Jun 30 2016

17hr

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Rank #19: Protect yourself

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When an employee leaves the company, they could be taking some of your business with them. Jason Cupp, former business owner and now growth consultant, covers some of the ways to cover your clients.

Feb 25 2016

47hr

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Rank #20: The paper trail

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What do you do when an employee asks to be fired? Jason Cupp, former business owner and now growth consultant, shares HR horror stories and talks with editor Chuck Bowen about the importance of documentation.

Feb 02 2016

34hr

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What to say in contract negotiations

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From Snow Magazine, we bring you Joshua Ferguson, who advises snow pros to reexamine their contract language amidst the pandemic.

Oct 16 2020

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Sponsored podcast: The supply side

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Kevin Guzior, COO of Pioneer Landscape Centers, discusses building relationships with landscapers, leading during COVID-19 and other topics.

Sep 22 2020

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Sponsored podcast: Crop protection best practices

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Syngenta technical services manager Matt Giese joins us to talk about best practices when using crop protection products to ensure safety for both applicators and insect pollinators.

Aug 24 2020

12mins

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Sponsored podcast: Pollinator protection best practices

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Protecting pollinators is more important than ever. Caydee Savinelli, stewardship team & pollinator lead for Syngenta and a trained entomologist, dives into what you can do to provide them the best habitats.

Aug 11 2020

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Turnaround Tour podcast: Pratt's Lawn Care & Landscapes

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The Harvesters give their thoughts on opening a nursery, and how to handle hiring in a unique situation.

Nov 18 2019

12hr

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Turnaround Tour podcast: Brunner's Lawn and Services

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Gary Hardy is learning to slow down and delegate, and it’s helping Brunner’s grow.

Aug 22 2019

10hr 1min

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Jumping into a career change

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From Snow Magazine, our sister publication: Landscaper Joe Kujawa just sold his family business and has become a consultant at Bruce Wilson & Co.

Jun 14 2019

34hr

Play

Prison horticulture classes can spark second chances

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While serving three years in a correctional facility for his drug trafficking conviction, Charles Ellis took a horticulture course that inspired him to start his own company. For our March cover story on second chances, Ellis tells us all about Backyard Detail and how his time in prison gave him a new appreciation for the work involved with landscaping.

Mar 05 2019

93hr 23mins

Play

Ideas to improve staffing issues

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From food trucks to business cards, Frank Niccoli talks about some of the hiring and retention practices that succeeded at his company, the Village Gardener, for 40-plus years.

Jan 28 2019

24hr 1min

Play

A conversation with NALP's Andrew Bray

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The VP of government relations talked about H-2B reform and other industry issues he'll tackle in the coming months.

Jan 18 2019

10hr

Play

Using Google to reach new clients

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With its pay-per-lead system, Google Local Services could redefine how your landscaping company gets noticed.

Nov 30 2018

11hr 1min

Play

Finding a work-life balance

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In April, Lawn & Landscape talked to several spouses in the landscaping industry on how to achieve work-life balance. Rich Arlington, CEO of Arlington Lawn Care, and his wife of 24 years Crystal Arlington, CEO of Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, expand on that topic. Both CEOs share their tips for achieving work-life balance.

Oct 25 2018

10hr

Play

Mowers, mutts and more

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Find out what is happening during the GIE+EXPO in Louisville this year, why you should attend and how dog adoption is playing a role in 2018's show.

Sep 11 2018

22hr 2mins

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How consumer laws impact contractors

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Dan Baron, attorney-at-law at Baron Law LLC, shares about how consumer laws impact landscape contractors. He also shares tips on what should be included in contracts for residential work.

Mar 08 2018

15hr 1min

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Strategies for effective direct mail marketing

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Joy Gendusa, CEO of Postcard Mania, says direct mail marketing is still a good way to market a landscaping company. Listen in for some strategies.

Feb 28 2018

97hr 20mins

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Dealing with the uninsured

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Lisa Fiore, president of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, talks about what the association is doing in its area to combat uninsured landscapers and support a professional and competitive market.

Jan 31 2018

62hr 17mins

Play

Considering pesticide and leaf blower bans

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Bob Mann, director of state and local government relations at the National Association of Landscape Professionals, gives us a rundown on some big pesticide and leaf blower noise bans that went through in the last year, one of which passed in Portland, Maine, on Jan. 3. Also, Mann offers suggestions on ways LCOs can become more involved in preventing these bans from passing.

Jan 04 2018

14hr 1min

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Hiring a marketing person

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You might use door hangers and post on social media to market your company, but that doesn't mean you have a marketing plan. We spoke with Chris Heiler, founder and CEO of Landscape Leadership (www.landscapeleadership.com), about why, when and how you should hire a marketing person to develop a marketing strategy for your company.

Sep 11 2017

11hr 1min

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An Illinois state of mind

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John Algozzini, director of design at K & D Landscape Management and co-chair of the iLandscape Show, gives us a rundown of what to expect at the show, an update on the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association and the latest trends in the Chicago market. Learn more about the show at www.ilandscapeshow.com.

Jan 10 2017

11hr 2mins

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The root of happiness

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NALP recently released a collection of sheets and videos of facts for landscape professionals to hand out to anyone interested in more information on the green industry and how it affects the environment. We sat down with Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs, to talk about what you can do with this information.

Jan 04 2017

93hr 4mins

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By Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker - Oct 07 2013
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Was interested in Christmas decorating as a new serviceline, so I was glad to see there was an episode on the Decor franchise. Definitely helped, whether that's the route we go or not. Looking forward to digging in to the other episodes.