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Lawn & Landscape Radio Network

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

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

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Helpful and on point

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.

iTunes Ratings

8 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
1
1
1
0

Helpful and on point

By Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker - Oct 07 2013
Read more
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.
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Lawn & Landscape Radio Network

Latest release on Nov 18, 2019

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

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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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Rank #9: Start 2016 right [podcast]

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Chuck Bowen and Jason Cupp discuss how make the right kinds of New Year's resolutions for your business, what questions you should be asking yourself and the benefits of a thesaurus.

Jan 22 2016

46hr 1min

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Rank #10: Engage staff in five conversations

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Author Kim Seeling Smith explains how managers can avoid the employee engagement crisis by holding five simple conversations with crew members.

Jan 19 2016

11hr 1min

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Rank #11: 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 #12: Don't compete on price

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We discuss the relationship between cost and price with Ed Kiley, director of sales and marketing with The Perennial Farm.

Oct 26 2015

11hr 1min

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Rank #13: Branch out

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With more jobs available, there can be less plant material available when it's needed. Bud Powell, vice president of sales and marketing for PlantBid, talks about how reaching out using technology can help.

Oct 15 2015

10hr

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Rank #14: Spring clean-up

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David McCall, a researcher at Virginia Tech, talks about how to keep ahead of spring diseases by building a strong stand of turf, along with chemical applications.

Apr 28 2015

11hr

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Rank #15: Passing the baton

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Diana Grundeen only works with subcontractors for her installs. Find out what that's like and what you should keep in mind next time you serve as a sub.

May 05 2014

16hr

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Rank #16: The importance of training

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Training technicians isn’t just about safety. It also makes good business sense, argues Bob Mann of Lawn Dawg in his preview for “Lawn care technician training NOW!” his Learning Lounge talk at GIE+Expo.

Oct 23 2013

59hr 18mins

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Rank #17: You aren’t that important

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Part of growing your company is letting go of your company. Small business consultants and authors Doug and Polly White explain how you can make the transition from working in your company, to working on your company.

Jul 26 2013

12hr 1min

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Rank #18: Down below the soil

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Alex Duffy from Aquatrols gives the facts on how wetting agents penetrate the soil and what you should expect from such a product.

Jun 21 2013

87hr

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Rank #19: Color from the ground up

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Windowboxes are a great way to complement the colorful plants you put in the landscape.

Feb 03 2012

65hr 17mins

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Rank #20: 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: 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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HR trends [part 1]

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Chuck Bowen spoke with Jason Cupp about some of the major issues affecting human resources in the green industry.

Dec 05 2016

33hr 1min

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411 on fire ants

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In this podcast presented by Syngenta, Chris Keefer, Syngenta a pest technical manager with the company talks about where fire ants are most common, how irrigation affects them, what you can do to prevent and treat them and much more.

Nov 28 2016

99hr 12mins

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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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Our experience with mosquito work

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Rob Braden, service manager, Tomlinson Bomberger Lawn Care, Landscape & Pest Control, Lancaster, Pa., talks to Pest Control Technology magazine's managing editor, Brad Harbison, about lessons learned since the Pennsylvania firm started offering mosquito control three years ago.

Aug 10 2016

94hr 20mins

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iTunes Ratings

8 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
1
1
1
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Helpful and on point

By Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker - Oct 07 2013
Read more
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.