TAG: U.S. Lawns

Tips for determining your ideal maintenance crew size

September 25, 2017By

Follow these guidelines from U.S. Lawns to help determine your ideal maintenance crew size. As you plan the future of your landscape management business, it’s important to recognize that crew size drives profitability. If your crews are too big, you don’t make money; if they’re too small you don’t make money. Setting up your crews for the right size influences... read more

People on the Move: Davey’s Bastian honored; US Lawns inducts Harrell into HOF; and more from AmericanHort, FMC

August 16, 2017By

Rex Bastian, Ph.D., technical advisor for The Davey Tree Expert Co., recently received a 2017 Award of Distinction from The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The Awards of Distinction were presented during the opening ceremony of the ISA’s 93rd Annual International Conference and Trade Show. Bastian was honored with ISA’s 2017 Award of Merit, the ISA’s highest honor for outstanding service... read more

Companies in the News: Heads Up landscapes children’s cancer center; Teacher wins Deere contest; U.S. Lawns, Weed Man, Mosquito Joe named top low-cost franchises; Toro partners with MLS team

July 12, 2017By

Heads Up Landscape Contractors donated more than $10,000 of materials and labor to complete the landscape for Erin’s Place. The facility, a project of the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico, is designed to be a “home away from home for children to receive pediatric hospice care when it is not available in their hometowns.” John Deere awarded Eric Moores, a high... read more

Process for productivity

January 30, 2017By

Weekly landscape maintenance checklists help crews do their jobs consistently and efficiently. While all clients’ properties are different, the way they’re serviced should be the same every time. At least that’s the mantra at U.S. Lawns. The $170-million commercial grounds care franchise business headquartered in Orlando, Fla., stresses the importance of its weekly “job sequencing” process, which is a checklist... read more

U.S. Lawns inducts 3 into Hall of Fame

December 19, 2016By

U.S. Lawns inducted franchisee Chris Seaborne, franchisee Tim Harrell and President of U.S. Lawns Ken Hutcheson into its Hall of Fame. Seaborne and Harrell started their Frederick, Md., franchise in March 1999 after connecting with a U.S. Lawns franchisee in their area. Both were about 20 years old and had been working for other companies—Chris trimming trees and Tim doing residential lawn... read more

Editor’s Note: Louisville quotables

November 10, 2016By

The landscape industry’s largest trade show, GIE+EXPO, got even larger this year. There were 230 new exhibitors —a good sign assuming they all have done their research and have deemed the landscape market to be a promising one. While the LM team and I were running between the show floor and conference sessions like crazy people, as we do every... read more