When you’re coming off a hot summer of hard work, preparing for fall might be the last thing on your mind. But a good landscaper knows that there is no off-season. As the kids go back to school and football returns to television, let’s look at some of the ways you can take care of your business and continue to serve your clients.
The internet has brought with it a new way to reach both customers and potential customers. We’re in a new era where small businesses can reach a wide audience. How can you best take advantage of the internet to advertise your landscaping business?
Generally, there are two schools of thought when it comes to what times of the day are best for watering a lawn. One school suggests that morning is the ideal - and only time to water - while the other says that evening works just as well as morning. But one thing is certain: there's hardly anyone who would say that watering in the heat of the day is a good idea because much of your water can be lost to wind and evaporation.
Here's a look at the importance of watering during specific times of the day, as well as why one part of the day may be better than all the rest.
Using compost and mulch on your customers' gardens may already be part of your routine. But there's more to it than just placing it in areas where you think it would be of benefit, and knowing the differences between the two and when to use them can help you along the way.
When a lawn you're taking care of suddenly sprouts yellow or brown patches - also known as "hot spots" - the effect on the overall look of the lawn can be jarring. After all, no wants likes an otherwise perfectly-groomed yard dotted with mini eyesores. But it's not time to panic. There are many reasons why hot spots appear, from seasonal dryness, to mowing damage, and to pet waste, but also just as many solutions.
Here's a look at some of the solutions which can help rid your lawn of unsightly patches while preserving its overall look.
There's no denying the frustration that comes with dealing with hot (brown) spots in a lawn. Despite your best efforts, the lawn sprouts a patch of brown grass that's dead or dying. Your first step in dealing with the problem is to figure out what's causing it in the first place.
Maintaining a healthy lawn in the hottest, driest periods of summer is a challenge, even more so if your community mandates water-use restrictions. These restrictions obviously will reduce the amount of water which can be used to irrigate your customers' lawns.
That doesn't mean their lawns can't stay healthy - and even have improved performance - during periods of drought-like conditions, however. The key lies in the proactive measures you utilize in the fall and spring, actions that will determine the lawn's drought tolerance in the summer.
Here are some tips to help you and your customers to get through summer droughts with a lawn which is thriving and still looking great.
Deciding which watering system to use on your customer's lawn and trees isn't an easy decision. You'll want to take several factors and needs into account, including effectiveness and durability. Let's take a look at three types of watering systems: soaker hoses, drip hoses, and tree watering bags.
You're always looking for ways to give your clients the best lawn possible, and that it all starts with a good foundation. Starting with a good foundation means having great soil, which is key to growing and maintaining a healthy lawn.