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Ewing Website Improvements Streamline Online Ordering Processes

By Ewing Irrigation on May 24, 2022
For 20 years, Ewing has offered online tools to help you estimate the cost of projects, purchase products, manage your...

6 Ways to Profit from Your Summer Vacation

By Larry Giroux on May 4, 2022
Summer is here, and although it may seem strange, now may be the perfect time to increase the value of your company.

Increase Your Landscape Business’ Value by Turning Repeat Customers into Subscribers

By Larry Giroux on March 22, 2022
Many people think reoccurring and recurring revenue are the same thing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth,...

National Collegiate Landscape Competition Packed with Things to Do

By Aaron Budimlija on February 10, 2022
The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) 46th annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition...

Five Keys to Achieving Success as an Entrepreneur

By Larry Giroux on February 1, 2022
Your business may be small, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be mighty. Much has been written about what it takes to...

Having Trouble Finding Good Field Techs? 5 Ways to Up Your Recruiting Game

By Kylie Troop on January 13, 2022
Finding and hiring good employees in any industry is an art, and the same holds true with landscape field technicians...

National Collegiate Landscape Competition a Must-Go for Companies Looking for Top Talent

By Aaron Budimlija on January 11, 2022
Peter Weston Maughan celebrates Brigham Young University’s Landscape Management team 2019 first-place-overall win at...

Irrigation and Landscape Trends for 2022 and Beyond

By Larry Giroux on January 10, 2022
Savvy contractors understand that trends, locally or globally, can significantly impact their business. Moreover, they...

Battery-powered Landscape Tools are the Future; Plan Now for a Smooth Transition

By Lisa Firestone on December 21, 2021
As the green industry ramps up its transition from gas- to battery-powered landscape tools, municipal and state...

How to Inform Clients Your Prices are Increasing

By Larry Giroux on December 14, 2021
If you read our recent New Year, New Budget blog about putting together a sustainable plan for 2022, you know it’s...

3 Ways to Upskill Your Employees to Grow Your Business in the Slow Season

By Ewing Irrigation on December 7, 2021
Adding to crew members’ skillsets, known as upskilling, and putting their native talents to use can result in big wins...

New Year, New Budget: What You Need to Know When Planning for 2022

By Ewing Irrigation on November 23, 2021
Budget planning is never easy, and with supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and rising prices all projected to...

What Your Birth Certificate Says About Your Exit Plan

By Larry Giroux on November 22, 2021
In the green industry, we’ve learned that age has a big impact on your attitude toward your business and how you feel...

Availability, Flexibility Keep 2021 Holiday Lighting Season Looking Bright

By Roger Ramsey on November 11, 2021
This year, more than ever before, it’s important for holiday lighting contractors to partner with their suppliers, to...

4 Tips for Managing a Fertilizer Supply Shortage

By Pat Gross on November 10, 2021
As your trusted partner, Ewing is staying on top of recent reports about supply chain difficulties affecting fertilizer...

Boost Your Brand Without Breaking the Bank

By Ewing Irrigation on November 4, 2021
Small business owners who want to successfully grow their brands and market their businesses don’t have to shell out...

Boost Paver Profits with Maintenance Contracts

By Daryl Irsik on November 2, 2021
Demand for new patio installations remains strong despite labor shortages. Concrete paver manufacturers in the United...

How to have a Successful Holiday Lighting Season Despite Supply Chain Disruptions

By Roger Ramsey on October 21, 2021
While the 2021 holiday lighting season may be challenging due to global production and shipping delays, planning and...

Custom Uniforms Build Trust, Make Your Work Crews Stand Out

By Ewing Irrigation on October 19, 2021
Ewing’s 2021 Custom Apparel Program is winding down, but you still have time to outfit your crews with high-quality...

Strategies to Deal with Supply Challenges

By Lisa Firestone on August 24, 2021
With all the uncertainty in the global supply chain, we have gathered some ideas and best practices to help you stay...

3 Methods for Determining Business Valuation

By Larry Giroux on August 19, 2021
Business valuation goes beyond simple mathematics, but to get some idea of what your business might be worth, consider...

How to Onboard High-Performing Employees

By Ewing Irrigation on July 21, 2021
Recently, we asked Paul Glover, Ewing’s Executive Business Coach, to share his expertise about how to improve the...

Raising Your Landscape Business Like a Child

By Ewing Irrigation on June 10, 2021
Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur in the landscape industry?

How To Create a Culture of Winning to Increase Your Profit Margin

By Greg Herring on May 13, 2021
In the landscape industry, a business owner must manage labor hours, which are usually the biggest controllable cost.

Heat Stress Management Tips for a Safe Summer Season

By Ewing Irrigation on May 12, 2021
Heat stress is a major concern for anyone who works outside, especially during the summer months. Heat exhaustion can...

Effective Ways Education Can Solve Labor Challenges

By Ewing Irrigation on April 27, 2021
In our fast-paced industry, finding time for recruitment and training seems more and more challenging. The labor...

Stay Ahead of Outdoor Living Supply Chain Disruptions

By Roger Ramsey on March 25, 2021
It’s safe to say that 2020 was full of surprises. Companies everywhere simply did not know how the pandemic would...

Managing Your Finances Starting with the Bid Process

By Ewing Irrigation on March 23, 2021
Managing your business finances goes beyond “doing the books.” As a business, financial decisions are being made every...

How to Create a Recurring Revenue Model That Appeals to Your Customers

By Larry Giroux on March 16, 2021
Most business owners understand the benefits of a recurring revenue stream. Predictable cash flow provides peace of...

8 Ways to Grow a More Valuable Business This Year

By Larry Giroux on March 11, 2021
As contractors prepare for the busy landscaping season, company owners are also making plans to keep track of their...

The Business Case for Ongoing Education

By Ewing Irrigation on February 16, 2021
Two important questions any business owner should ask are “What are the business goals?” and “What resources are...

How to Upsell Lighting Projects for Every Jobsite

By Roger Ramsey on February 2, 2021
Landscape lighting can be a great addition to any outdoor area and a great way to generate revenue enhancements for...

Start Planning Early to Capitalize on Holiday Lighting Services

By Roger Ramsey on January 25, 2021
As contractors complete their holiday lighting take down projects and pack everything up for the season, now is the...

Five Benefits of Building a Sellable Business

By Larry Giroux on January 21, 2021
At the start of a new year, it’s likely that you’re focusing on your business and financial goals if you’re a business...

Tips for Virtual Webinars

By Ewing Irrigation on January 14, 2021
In an effort to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19, the Ewing Education team moved our free webinars and...

Solutions and Resources for Contractor Business Owners

By Larry Giroux on January 5, 2021
When owning a business, no matter the industry, there are common challenges and pain points. From expense management to...

Top 3 Tips for Removing Holiday Lighting

By Ewing Irrigation on December 29, 2020
The year is coming to an end, and it’s time to schedule the takedown of your customers’ holiday lighting. With these...

Sharpen Management Skills for Higher Employee Retention

By Ewing Irrigation on December 3, 2020
Recently, we shared tips for recruiting employees during a labor shortage, but once you get a new employee on board,...

Planning for Unprecedented Times: Tips for Achieving Your Goals in 2021

By Ewing Irrigation on December 1, 2020
As we move closer to a new year, what will happen in the next few months remains unclear, but that doesn’t mean you...

Resources for Your Business: Ewing Education

By Ewing Irrigation on November 24, 2020
From training and expanding services to marketing and administrative tips, Ewing Education is here to help your...

How to Hire During a Labor Shortage

By Ewing Irrigation on November 19, 2020
While 2020 has had its share of new challenges due to the pandemic, one major issue continues to affect landscaping...

How to Utilize EwingIrrigation.com to Strengthen Your Business

By Ewing Irrigation on November 17, 2020
Running a business or managing a business’s financial side can be time consuming and challenging. From tracking...

How to Add Holiday Lighting as a Service

By Noah Jones on November 3, 2020
Holiday lighting can be an excellent source of seasonal revenue. Part of being successful in generating revenue is...

Capitalize on Outdoor Living Trends to Earn Revenue with These Project Ideas

By Ewing Irrigation on October 27, 2020
With more people staying home due to COVID-19, outdoor spaces have turned into homeowners’ reprieve from long days...

How to Pitch Winterization Services to Homeowners

By Ewing Irrigation on October 20, 2020
Colder months can sometimes cause a slowdown in business for landscape contractors, but offering seasonal services such...

Make Your Crew Stand Out with Custom Uniforms

By Ewing Irrigation on October 1, 2020
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The Seed for Your Overseed Season

By Noah Jones on August 4, 2020
In many parts of the country, August through November is known as Overseed Season. During this time of the year the...

Smart Irrigation Products and Techniques to Help Differentiate Your Business

By Veronica Biczo on July 27, 2020
Smart Irrigation Month is a great reminder to consider practices and products that reduce water waste, benefit the...

3 Tips for Selling Smart Irrigation to Your Clients

By Ewing Irrigation on July 7, 2020
For more than 10 years the green industry has named July as Smart Irrigation Month because of its benefits for the...

COVID-19 Business Resources: What’s Available to Me?

By Ewing Irrigation on April 21, 2020
Mandatory closures, confusion about what is considered essential work and uncertainty have left green industry...

Smart Yards are Smart for Your Business

By Robyn Hazen on February 25, 2020
You’ve probably heard that today’s smartphones are more advanced than the technology that put man on the moon....

4 Tips for Long Term Business Success

By Ewing Irrigation on January 16, 2020
Welcome to 2020. It’s a fresh year and a fresh decade. With that, comes a whole host of new opportunities. If you’re a...

4 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement and Retention

By Ewing Irrigation on December 5, 2019
How to Earn More and Strengthen Your Business in 2020 With one month to go before the New Year, take some time to...

3 Ideas to Keep Employees Engaged This Summer

By Ewing Irrigation on July 24, 2019
Keeping employees engaged and motivated can be a challenge throughout the year, but in the dog days of summer, it can...

Have You Done a Mid-Year Business Check? Here’s How.

By Ewing Irrigation on July 11, 2019
At the beginning of the year we talked about the importance of setting goals and business resolutions. Now that we’re...

How to Stay Cool in Hot Working Conditions

By Ewing Irrigation on June 4, 2019
There were 2,830 nonfatal occupational injuries due to extreme heat in 2015. That same year, there were 37 work-related...

3 Summer Season Upsell Tips for Your Customers Backyards

By Ewing Irrigation on May 21, 2019
As the unofficial start to summer kicks off this weekend with Memorial Day, you can earn extra revenue this season by...

8 Cost-Saving Tips To Help Manage Weather and Labor Challenges

By Ewing Irrigation on April 16, 2019
Weather has been a challenge for landscape contractors throughout the country this year. And with the continuously...

How to Become a Better Leader Through Your Employees

By Ewing Irrigation on January 15, 2019
Let me start off by stating that I am by no means an expert on this subject matter, but my viewpoints have been...

6 Business Resolutions for the New Year

By Ewing Irrigation on January 8, 2019
Here we are again, at the beginning of a new year. You have likely made some personal resolutions for the New Year:...

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