How Landscape Pros Can Gear Up For Spring

Green Industry Pros Editor Sarah Webb discusses how landscape pros can prepare for the busiest days of the spring season.

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Spring is certainly in the air—or at least it is where I’m located. Birds are chirping. Flowers and trees are blooming. Colder temps have given way to balmier ones.

Sounds idyllic, right?

For those in the landscaping world, while spring does offer a fresh start, the reality of the new season often turns out to be more chaotic than not.

The back end of the business must be running as a well-oiled machine. Handheld equipment and mowers must be well maintained and ready to go. Fertilizer needs to be applied. And, most importantly, you must have the crews on board ready to perform all of that work.

Lucky for you, this issue of Green Industry Pros features articles on just about every topic above. You can find stories discussing the latest in robotic mowers; how AI can assist with various aspects of a business including customer relations; best practices for selling and applying fertilizer; tips on handheld equipment maintenance; and much more.

In addition to all of that, this month’s cover story zeroes in on top mowing trends and discusses how landscape pros can best match the mower to the application.

To complement the story, the latest segment of Monthly Musings asked landscape pros about their preferred type of mower. You can find out what respondents said here. Rounding out the month of mower mania, Green Industry Pros put on our annual Mower Madness bracket to let social media followers decide which mowers would prevail in this year’s battle of the mowers. You can find out which mower won by following our social media channels.

What about you? What’s your preferred type of mower? How come? Are you thinking about switching to another type of mower? If so, why? I’d love to hear your thoughts—and I’m sure your fellow readers would, too. Email your ideas to [email protected] or connect with me on LinkedIn by following the QR code.

Until next time!