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Offering Irrigation to the End Consumer through Partnerships

When it comes to curb appeal, most homeowners who pay even the slightest attention to detail know that a lush, green lawn and well-planned landscape make a big impact.

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Permeable Pavers and Rainwater Harvesting

In the old days, hardscape business came largely through referrals and word of mouth. The digital era has shepherded in new ways to promote business and also new ways for customers to search for products and services.

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Why and How to Integrate a System for Acquiring Customer Reviews

In the old days, hardscape business came largely through referrals and word of mouth. The digital era has shepherded in new ways to promote business and also new ways for customers to search for products and services.

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Avoiding Burnout on Hardscape Crews

It’s been a few thousand years since the first roads were built, but there’s still no shortage of opinions about the right way to build them.

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Stone Dust Doesn't Belong Under Pavers. Here’s Why.

It’s been a few thousand years since the first roads were built, but there’s still no shortage of opinions about the right way to build them.

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Edge Restraints: Why So Much Variety in Installation Methods?

When modern homeowners need a referral for a landscape contractor, they may no longer call a friend and ask. Instead, they’re increasingly more likely to post their question in one of their Facebook groups and receive almost instant responses.

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Facebook Groups: The Modern Word-of-Mouth Referral

When modern homeowners need a referral for a landscape contractor, they may no longer call a friend and ask. Instead, they’re increasingly more likely to post their question in one of their Facebook groups and receive almost instant responses.

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Premium Pavers: Why Should You Recommend Them on Every Hardscape Project?

Modern style is taking over the landscape design industry. Homeowners are asking about bringing clean edges and a simplified look to their outdoor living spaces, and manufacturers are responding with a myriad of related cutting-edge products.

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Be Ready to Fulfill the Rising Interest in Modern Outdoor Design

Modern style is taking over the landscape design industry. Homeowners are asking about bringing clean edges and a simplified look to their outdoor living spaces, and manufacturers are responding with a myriad of related cutting-edge products.

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Increase Sales by Offering a Payment Options Plan…on Every Project!

The landscape construction industry continues to reach higher and higher value levels. Similar to other disciplines within the overall design/build industry, today’s homeowners expect to pay a higher price point for professional landscape design services and elaborate hardscape installations.

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Sustainability: Is It Right for Your Landscaping Business?

Sustainability—reducing the environmental impact of operating a business—is a concept frequently debated for businesses both large and small, and landscape contracting companies are no exception. What risks and benefits are there in providing sustainable outdoor living designs for homeowners?

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Understanding the Different Types of Landscaping Customers

Understanding the Different Types of Landscaping Customers In the landscaping industry, contractors will come across a multitude of customer requests. Since landscaping needs span a variety of different requirements from homeowners, from lawn maintenance to designing an outdoor living space, the same sales technique may not apply to every situation. Every homeowner is different, and […]

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5 Reasons Strong Dealer Relationships are Essential for Contractors

While the world has gone more digital than ever before, there are many aspects of the landscape contracting industry that still depend upon meaningful business relationships. For the average landscape contractor, creating a strong relationship with a local dealer is crucial to maintaining job efficiency and a competitive advantage in their area.

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The Importance of a CRM for Landscape Contractors

While a pocket notebook and an Excel spreadsheet may provide enough organization for the first few customers, the average landscape design/build business often gets overwhelmed with pools of data faster than is humanly manageable.

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Changing the Face of Retaining Walls with the All New Unilock U-Cara™ Wall System

Unilock has been the leader in innovative hardscape technology for decades, and this year we’ve done it again. Unilock recently released a revolutionary product in hardscape construction: U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System.

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Effective Marketing is a system - just like pavers and walls.

There is a systematic process to proper paver installation. As a professional landscape contractor, you wouldn’t attempt to install pavers for a patio before completing proper excavation and installing the correct amount of compacted base material.

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Contractors Turning to Open Graded Base Installations

For decades, experts in the hardscape industry have recommended a particular process for the installation of interlocking concrete pavers.

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Commercial Hardscape Projects: Do you want them and how do you get them?

Many hardscape contractors have launched their companies and found success with a focus on residential hardscape projects. These same contractors are often curious — albeit mystified —about the world of commercial hardscape projects.

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Making the Most of the Off Season

Many landscaping companies schedule their winter seasons with snow removal operations as a way to ensure a year-round revenue stream. But what about all the days in between snow events or those businesses that choose not to offer snow and ice services?

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Working with Your Unilock Territory Manager

Working hard to keep their businesses running smoothly, landscape contractors are often forced to balance many roles throughout each day. When the heat is on and the season is at its busiest, the landscape construction industry can be demanding to say the least. Unilock Territory Managers help keep business operations moving smoothly.

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