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We Did It Ourselves… By Steve Hoogenakker Bear with me, this will all tie out in the end. Scene 1: It was November 4th 2011. My daughter was getting married the next day. In preparation for the father of the bride toast, I spent hours searching for the profound piece of advice I could give [...]

Besides posts about Mark Wirkus and Ole, this is the most painful post I’ve done. It’s no surprise really. When LandCare first took over my business, (the wallstreet firm), they had a better idea of running an entrepeneurial organization. Their plan was to leave the strong owners in place, share information and best practices to [...]

It’s time. There is only 40 days until first applications start and 45-50 days til spring cleanups and sod repair. It seems like winter will never end, but I know better. I’ve been working on a gantt chart to prepare the companies for spring, and thought I’d share it with my contractor friends. It’s not [...]

Steve – I was responsible for researching and selecting the GPS system we currently use, which, as Christy mentioned, is provided by a company called “Discreet Wireless.”  We have been happy with the performance of this company and their system, and I would recommend it to others. What follows may be more information than you [...]

HOW ICE MELTERS WORK:

Various ice melters have significantly different performance levels, but they all work in much the same way. NO ice melter is capable of melting snow and ice in its solid state. Ice melters must first come into contact with sufficient moisture to dissolve and form brine.

Value of a Landscape or Lawn business HOW TO BUILD, BUY OR SELL a LANDSCAPE MGMT COMPANY: In the past 6 months, I’ve had a number of people ask me to advise them in valuing their business, or evaluate a business they’re considering purchasing. There’s a lot of interest and a lot of activity this [...]