While the weather is still a bit chilly in many parts of the country right now, there’s no better time to prep for the upcoming season.
Stock up on products
What products did you use a lot of last spring? What jobs are you planning on doing over the next few months? Ask yourself these questions and then prepare a shopping list to stock up on the items required to get the job done.
To help you save money and time, Ewing’s third annual Spring Stock Up & Save event is going on now until April 30. With this promotion, you can save on the products you need for the season such as rotors, valves, fertilizers, herbicides, lighting products and more!
You can also earn Ewing credit on Ewing’s entire product line to give your business a boost later in the year. Find out more details about Stock Up & Save here.
Check your tools and safety gear
Your tools are one of the most important aspects of your business. So before you get started this spring season, take inventory of the status of your tools. Do you need to pick up a new rake or shovel? How are the battery levels in your backpack sprayer? Are your work boots in good shape?
You wouldn’t want to find yourself on the jobsite with a broken tool or worn out safety gear. Taking a moment before your schedule gets busy is a great way to prevent any potential hazards while you’re working.
Once you’ve assessed your tool situation, keep them in shape this season with these tips for maintaining tools.
Train your brain
While prepping your tools and inventory is critical to success, don’t forget to prepare mentally as well. Once we get busy with work, it can be difficult to find time to refine our skills. Before your season starts, sit down with a few videos from Ewing’s YouTube channel and refresh your knowledge or learn something new.
Here are a few good videos to start your spring season with:
- Spring Landscape Startup Tips
- How to Calibrate a Backpack Sprayer
- How to Calculate Fertilizer Application Rates
- How to Inspect a Sprinkler System
- How to Replace a Sprinkler System Controller
- Drip Irrigation Repair – Poly Tubing Leak
- How to Read a Fertilizer Label
- Expanding Drip Irrigation as Plants Mature
You can also take a course with Ewing Education Services. Ewing’s education team provides topical classes that can help grow your business, as well as custom training courses specific to your needs. Find out more at EwingEducationServices.com.
How are you preparing for the season? Let us know in the comments below!