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Changes for GTX

Hold on to your butts… Good changes are coming to GTX…

Sales and Marketing Lessons from MAHTS

Sitting in seat 8C, flight 1757 from Philadelphia to Milwaukee, I’m making mental notes from the previous two days at MAHTS. Quite a few hot branding irons of ideas that need to find my squishy grey matter before they...

Open Letter to Service Magic

Dear Craig Smith, CEO of Service Magic, Whew. It’s 2011. Wearing my business owner’s hat, I’d like to think we’ve weathered the worst of the economic storm. That the slowest of the slow times, when we’d wonder if the...
10 Reasons To Use a Landscape Plan When Selling

10 Reasons To Use a Landscape Plan When Selling

Q: How many landscape contractors does it take to bid on a project? A: As many as the client wants. If you are like many design/build contractors, you may think of a landscape plan as an unnecessary expense that...
Use Drip Marketing To Get More Business

Use Drip Marketing To Get More Business

By Jeffrey Scott …not as quick as you would hope, but the results will sneak up on you… There is a common thread between three different referral successes I have had this past year. As I pondered them, I...
Why Incentives Backfire…And How To Avoid It

Why Incentives Backfire…And How To Avoid It

By Jeffrey Scott Incentives are used to motivate employees AND clients. Yet incentives can backfire. If you look at Wall Street traders and execs, you can see clearly that their motivation got the better of them. But this problem...
Block Splitter

A Day at Pave Tech

I was going to be spending the day down and around Milwaukee last week for other business, so about a week before I made the trek south, I gave a call to the nice folks at Pave Tech /...

Construction

Sweeping poly sand into paver patio

Polymeric Sand

Polymeric Sand; What It Is and How To Use It Polymeric sand is a granular material placed between the joints or seams in brick...
Block Splitter

A Day at Pave Tech

I was going to be spending the day down and around Milwaukee last week for other business, so about a week before I made...
Magic Patio

Magic Patio

I’ve been working in the landscaping industry for over 20 years, and I start each new season thinking I’ve pretty much seen it all...

Marketing

Cool Business Cards

Fresh Business Card Ideas

As I was moving blog posts and data over to the aggregated CMS that will be the new front pages of GTX, I came...

Open Letter to Service Magic

Dear Craig Smith, CEO of Service Magic, Whew. It’s 2011. Wearing my business owner’s hat, I’d like to think we’ve weathered the worst of...

Equipment

Choosing a Demolition Saw

Choosing a Demolition Saw

Finding out which is the best cutoff saw can be an important decision to your business. While the price of the saw is a...
Buying the Right Skidsteer

Buying a Skidsteer

So you’re ready to buy a skidsteer.  Great!  You probably have questions, especially if this is your first big equipment purchase. Brand Popularity Which...
Block Splitter

A Day at Pave Tech

I was going to be spending the day down and around Milwaukee last week for other business, so about a week before I made...
Free Tools Contest Winner!

Free Tools Contest Winner!

I’m very excited to announce that LandArts has won our Green Ideas = Free Tools contest, and with that will be receiving over $1,000...

Tools

What Goes In Perfect Toolbox

Filling the Perfect Toolbox

Several months ago I was on Twitter and came across a tweet from a woman who was trying to assemble the perfect toolbox for...
Block Splitter

A Day at Pave Tech

I was going to be spending the day down and around Milwaukee last week for other business, so about a week before I made...
Free Tools Contest Winner!

Free Tools Contest Winner!

I’m very excited to announce that LandArts has won our Green Ideas = Free Tools contest, and with that will be receiving over $1,000...
Diamond Brick Cutting Blade

Buy Diamond Blades Now?

I don’t know if it’s because I run a landscaping company or because I run this site, but I swear that almost daily I...

Win Free Tools!

We’re really excited to be providing this new segment to our already outstanding content offerings for the landscaping industry. To kick off the launch...