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Gardening on a Hillside: Solutions for You

Check out these ideas for hill stabilization in gardening!

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February 5, 2024

Spruce to Sell: How iScape Can Help You Add Value in 2024

Having landscape help from iScape can make your garden projects so much easier and more effective, from planning out your yard to weeding your flower beds.

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January 2, 2024

Growing Your Landscape Business? 5 Team Members You Should Onboard

If you’re ready to expand your business further and make it more competitive, here are 5 team members you should consider onboarding.

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July 11, 2023

iScape's Smart Landscape Design Tips

Is it possible to design beautiful and useful landscapes when you are not a formally trained designer? Yes! Below are terrific tips on how to design a landscape with confidence.

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May 22, 2023

Steps to Design a Water Smart Landscape

Designing a water-smart landscape is based upon the region, or garden zone, you live in. It’s all about conserving water, but also time and money. Here are a few smart rules to follow:

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March 15, 2023

5 Top Tips for Using Self-Watering Pots for Your Houseplants

Learn how to keep your plants healthy and hydrated with these top tips for using self-watering pots for your houseplants.

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February 6, 2023

6 Reasons to Garden in Containers

If you’ve never planted in container gardens before that showcase stunning color displays, here are six reasons to do so this year.

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January 26, 2023

Protect Shrubs and Perennials from Frost

If you live in a snowy winter area, planting cold hardy plant species are your first line of defense against dead plants. Take them safely through winter with the help of iScape!

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January 5, 2023

Tips on Choosing Plant Containers

Whether you're planting flowers, shrubs, small trees, or vegetables, containers are the ultimate for versatile gardening. Here are few things to keep in mind before purchasing.

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December 14, 2022

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses

Wondering how to grow ornamental grasses? Check out this article to find out.

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December 1, 2022

Make Upgrades to a House with Renting in Mind

If you plan to convert a house into an income-producing property, it helps to keep in mind the things a renter would like to attract these individuals.

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October 13, 2022

Questions Landscapers Should Ask Homeowners Before Starting A Project

Well-designed and properly maintained outdoor areas require proper planning and collaboration. Here are five questions you need to ask your clients before starting a project.

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October 3, 2022

Gardening in a Rental Home

Check out the following tips to show you that renting shouldn’t stop you from creating a beautiful yard and garden that’s unique to you.

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September 27, 2022

8 Unbeatable Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Tips You'll Want to Give a Chance

Take a look at the best drought-tolerant landscaping tips and enjoy a beautiful garden all year round.

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September 19, 2022

Professional Solutions Busy Homeowners Can Make Use Of

Stay on top of your home maintenance checklist by reading our helpful guide on professional solutions you can utilize despite your busy schedule.

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August 15, 2022

10 Tips on Designing with Color in the Landscape

Color creates style and affects mood outside the home just as much as it does inside. Here are some things to keep in mind when coming up with color concepts in the landscape or garden.

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August 11, 2022

5 Outdoor Staging Tips for Selling Your Home

If you are looking to sell your home soon, one of the most important tips a real estate agent may suggest is that you stage your home. Here are some outdoor staging tips to help you get your home selling as quickly as possible.

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August 8, 2022

Things You Need For A Backyard Home Theater

Watching movies outside on a warm summer night is its own next level of entertainment, but building your own outdoor cinema can be too.

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July 26, 2022

Infrared vs. Traditional Sauna: Which One Would Be Perfect for Your Residence

Do you want a residence sauna but don't know how to choose the best? Learn the difference between infrared and traditional saunas here.

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June 28, 2022

Using Fragrance in the Landscape

Incorporating fragrance into a landscape design is the difference between seeing a beautiful yard and experiencing a beautiful yard.

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June 16, 2022

National Garden Week: Expand, Improve, Prepare!

In honor of National Garden Week, we’ve compiled three gardening tips for you to put into practice now.

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June 8, 2022

5 Tips to Keep Your Landscaping Project on Budget

The outdoor renovation season is upon us! If you’re looking to cross a project off your list this summer, here are five tips to ensure you stay within your budget.

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May 27, 2022

Quick Guide to Homeowners Association Rules

If you’re a prospective homebuyer, you may come across a house that belongs to the HOA. Check out this guide for projects that may or may not require HOA approval.

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May 19, 2022

How to Install Grass Seed

Soil preparation is important when considering the growth of a lawn. Check out these tips on seeding, sodding, and thickening for the summer.

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May 16, 2022

Plant a Living Fence

A living fence can be the answer to creating a barrier between your yard and neighbors, especially if you want to create beautiful but friendly boundary lines.

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May 9, 2022

Beautiful Outdoor Living with Professional Solutions

With iScape, it’s easy to use an affordable yet powerful technology that will not only save you money, but land you bigger jobs faster.

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April 24, 2022

5 Tricks To Successfully Overcome The Most Common Exterior Design Challenges

Before you get into action, get familiar with the most common exterior design challenges and the ways to overcome them. Here are a few valuable tricks to help you out:

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April 18, 2022

5 Top Reasons Why a Small Skid Steer is Great for Landscaping

Easy to operate and maneuver, small skid steers are excellent for all types of landscaping because of their full range of attachments and power.

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April 14, 2022

Home Projects That Increase Value Vs. Those That Don't

When determining the home projects that are right for you, be sure to consider all benefits. What are some home projects that currently give you the most bang for your buck?

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April 3, 2022

How to Revamp Your Home’s Exterior for Summer

No matter how grand or small the project, following these tips will help to ensure you are perfectly prepared to make exterior revamps to your home.

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March 30, 2022

How to Reduce Your Lawn's Water Needs

Americans have a love affair with a well-manicured lawn. There are many benefits as well as expenses to take note of though. Learn how to reduce those expenses here:

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March 10, 2022

Why We Should Plant More Trees

Trees are a lifetime investment. When seen from a couple stories up, they become the backbone for all of the land as far as the eye can see. See what iScape has to say:

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February 27, 2022

Building a Backyard Entertainment Center

Have you been dreaming of an outdoor oasis? Backyard entertainment areas are becoming a popular project for homeowners. Before beginning your project, here are a few tips to start!

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January 25, 2022

Tips for Perennial Plants in the Landscape

Perennials are a long-term investment for your garden as they come back every year in the spring with beauty and grace. Consider planting flowering perennials that both look attractive and promote local pollinators within your neighborhood.

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January 19, 2022

Landscaper Ideas for Generating Income with Home Landscapes in the Pandemic

Pandemic conditions worldwide have forced more and more people to work remotely and create new ideas for outdoor space; entertaining family and friends outdoors is a much better situation than tight enclosed areas inside the home. Learn more here:

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January 10, 2022

What to Know About Winter Lawn Care

Winter is here, and you might not be thinking much about lawn care. However, it’s a necessary time to make sure you’re maintaining your outside areas.

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January 7, 2022

How to Successfully Track Expenses for Your Rental Properties

If you are getting into the world of rental property management, you are about to enter an exciting market that will potentially make good money. Here are tips to help you manage those expenses properly to retain your profit.

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January 4, 2022

Great Resolutions for Your Garden

This is the year for a Landscaping New Year’s Resolution! Here are a few resolutions to get you started.

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January 1, 2022

How to Plant a LIVE Christmas Tree

Create a particularly sweet memory to last even after the holiday season. Here’s what you can do with your live Christmas tree:

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December 26, 2021

Save Time With These Winter Hacks

Get ahead now so spring is a breeze

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December 20, 2021

Landscape Tips for Home Foundation Planting Design

Foundation plantings become the anchor to your home’s horticultural design and can be the starting point for a captivatingly beautiful design that covers all four sides of your home.

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November 28, 2021

Beginner Tips on How to Design a Backyard Landscape

Planning a landscape can be overwhelming. However, the iScape app makes it super easy because landscapers or homeowners can plan the design in multiple ways making it easy to choose which plan is the best.

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November 19, 2021

The Right Materials For Covering & Protecting Your Patio

Finding the right roofing materials can be tricky, but using the iScape app can allow you to envision what any style will look like so you can make an informed decision.

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November 10, 2021

3 Ways to Improve Your Back Garden Landscape in Autumn

Fall is a perfect time to remodel a back garden landscape. Here’s why:

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October 20, 2021

Combining the Outdoors and Art for Grief Relief

Engaging in different art forms, and especially those that incorporate outdoor areas in one way or another have been found to aid considerably in the grieving process. Learn more here:

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October 17, 2021

What to Do with a Concrete Patio Area

How do you deal with a concrete patio area when you have a budget that does not enable you to start from scratch? Read below for some smart tips on how to make a cement patio far more attractive.

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October 11, 2021

Tips for Pet-Safe Plants and Landscaping

With great plant power comes even greater plant responsibility, especially around the furry members of the household. Here are several prudent tips to ensure that your existing and future plant plans are safe for all pets.

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October 6, 2021

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses

Ultimately, these low-maintenance plants feed, cloth, and house much of the earth and their sustainable nature makes them an excellent choice for home gardening as well.

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September 16, 2021

How to Place a Tree in the Landscape

What starts as a small tree grows into a giant monolith in the landscape, which makes placing a tree in its permanent spot so very important. Read more on how to pick the right spot for it.

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September 13, 2021

Types of Remodels that Provide the Best ROI

In a post-pandemic world where we spend a lot more time at home, the rise in home renovation is greater than ever. iScape shows you how you can save on materials and gives you the option of working directly with someone from our team of professionals.

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August 26, 2021

Does That Newly Built Backyard Oasis Still Add Value in 2021?

We spent 2020 locked away in our homes and folks used that time to make some amazing backyard upgrades - but are they still worth the investment?

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August 20, 2021

The Best Home Projects That Add Real Value to Your House

Upgrading your home is always a good idea if you’re looking to sell it faster. With the right guidance, the process can be easy and cost-effective.

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August 2, 2021

July Landscaping Tasks: Water, Irrigation, & Pest Management

Here’s another list of chores and landscaping tasks to address for homeowners who want to spend more time enjoying their outdoor spaces.

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July 12, 2021

July Landscaping Tasks: Weed, Mulch, & Flower Maintenance

Here is a quick list of chores and landscaping tasks to address for homeowners who want to spend more time enjoying their outdoor spaces. Check back in for more next week!

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July 3, 2021

Claim the Power of Visual Thinking

Especially for landscape businesses, visualizing your client’s ideas as well as the plan to make it happen is key to a successful relationship.

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June 30, 2021

Landscape Design Tips You Need to Know

Every client has a different vision, which means adaptability and collaboration are key elements in meeting their wishes and needs. Follow these easy steps to perfect your skills.

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June 27, 2021

Garden Accessory Ideas and Tips

Bringing a complete design to a landscape is important; it is the little touches that take a garden over-the-top from a design to a home.

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June 24, 2021

App Benefits for Pros

With many features that allow for complete optimization of your specific skills and needs, use iScape to become a successful landscape pro.

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June 9, 2021

5 Quick Tips for June Garden Landscaping

Now is the time to stay on top of those early summer chores in order to keep the landscape looking clean and refined.

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June 3, 2021

Give These Suggestions to Your Clients

Many are at a loss when it comes to the outdoor landscaping. That’s why it’s so important to have a couple yard suggestions handy for when a homeowner looks for guidance in making the outdoor design decisions.

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May 4, 2021

May Lawn & Garden To-Do List!

Across all regions of the United States, May is a very active landscaping and gardening month. Check out a dozen smart tips to bring your May landscape into all its glory.

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May 1, 2021

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses offer a fantastic low maintenance and sustainable solution for landscaping design that offer drought tolerance and long life. Here are some tips on how to grow them!

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April 26, 2021

Why You Should Raise Your Lawn Mower Cutting Height

Turf grass can actually be one of the most important and traditional components of a landscape. Learn more here:

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April 23, 2021

Composting 101

Compost is one of the best ways to add magical microbes and healthy nutrients to your gardens and landscaping. Soil that is rich with natural ingredients and a positive microbial activity is the secret to a strong and healthy garden.

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April 5, 2021

How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy When Dealing with Drought Conditions

A little bit of ingenuity and a willingness to change your approach to lawn maintenance can go a long way in helping your grass thrive amidst drought conditions.

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March 25, 2021

3 Ideas to Boost Your Property’s Value this Spring

If you’re a homeowner planning to sell at some point in the future, there are some home improvements that you should consider that will make it more attractive to buyers.

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March 22, 2021

Save Landscape Waste to Reuse in a Garden

Every year countless thousands of spent garden bulbs are tossed in the dumpster after the bulbs make their flowery show. You can save these bulbs and other green waste and reuse it in other landscapes though.

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March 16, 2021

3 Ways to Improve Your Soil and Build a Healthier Landscape

When your soil is healthy, this builds a smart structure for roots. Healthy roots mean happy plants and trees.

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March 10, 2021

Buying a Home: Do You Need a Home Inspection

When you’re buying your next home, whether it’s your first time or your fifth time, you want to ensure that you always get a home inspection. It may look perfect, but you only truly know the property issues when you live in it for an extended period. Read more for home inspection tips.

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March 4, 2021

3 Lawn Watering Mistakes to Avoid

While watering the lawn seems like a straightforward task, it’s actually easy to make mistakes that can hurt the grass. Ensure that your grass is getting the right amount of water in the right way.

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February 24, 2021

Late February Pruning Tips

Pruning can be very good for a shrub or tree if done properly, and late February is a smart time to prune if you are past the worst of cold temperatures in your region and before the trees or shrubs start their spring explosion of growth.

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February 18, 2021

Hillside Landscape Ideas and Solutions

Landscaping a garden on a hillside or as it connects to a hillside can be a huge challenge. Here are a few ideas for hill stabilization from iScape.

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February 3, 2021

How to Choose a Landscape Professional for Your Home

Though it can be rather difficult to bring your landscape ideas to life without the help of the right professionals, iScape’s Hire-A-Designer program can match you up with the perfect landscape professional that will realize your dreams.

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January 25, 2021

10 Tips for Smart Curb Appeal

If you would like to improve your curb appeal, start with a few simple upgrades that will help your home truly shine in your neighborhood.

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January 16, 2021

How to Spruce Up Your Home's Value so You Can Move

Having landscape help from iScape can make your garden projects so much easier and more effective, from planning out your yard to weeding your flower beds.

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January 7, 2021

A New Year’s Resolution for Your Garden

Commit to creating a calm and restful landscape in the place you call home, and design with ease. Only with iScape.

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January 4, 2021

Why Gardening is Good for Your Mental Health

A welcomed development in these most trying of times has been the popularity boom of gardening. And it's good for your well-being!

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December 12, 2020

5 Amazing Landscape Design Tips and Tricks You Must Know

Here are the top 5 ideas that one can use to construct amazing landscape designs.

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December 10, 2020

How to Hang Christmas Lights or the Holiday Season

Put on warm gloves, tuck hand or pocket warmers in your pockets, wear boots that have a grip bottom, and bring a partner to help do your installations.

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December 7, 2020

What Can Landscapers Do in the Winter Besides Plow Snow?

Check out this list of jobs for landscapers that can fill the no-snow void and create opportunity for landscaping teams.

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December 4, 2020

Enable a Smooth Decision-Making and Positive Landscaping Experience

See how iScape enables smooth decision making and a positive landscaping experience with this front yard transformation.

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November 22, 2020

How to Prepare Your Yard for Hurricanes

Learn how to protect your yard from hurricanes and extremely bad weather with these tips.

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October 30, 2020

Lawn Care Basics with Scotts

Fall isn’t just for pumpkin spice and picking apples. It’s also the best time to seed and feed your lawn! Do it the Scotts way.

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October 23, 2020

Resources for Your Personal Lawn Care

Check out over 20 resources that will help everyone from the newest homeowners to the most experienced landscapers.

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October 10, 2020

The Power of Visual Thinking

Especially for landscape businesses, visualizing your client’s ideas as well as the process by which you go about making it a reality is key to a successful relationship.

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September 29, 2020

List of Natural Fertilizers for the Garden Landscape

While there are many fertilizers and soil amendments, below are a few suggestions.

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September 20, 2020

Two Fantastic Erosion Control Shrub Varieties

Below are plant profiles for two erosion control shrubs, which give you all the details on how easy they are to grow.

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September 12, 2020

6 Tips to Build a Solid Landscaping Company

Be a part of that growth with 9 tips that can help you build a solid landscaping company.

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September 2, 2020

3 Smart Hillside Landscape Solutions

Although they can be immensely beautiful, hillside gardens can be challenging. See how easy it is with iScape to plant a terraced garden.

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August 13, 2020

Heat Related Illnesses and First Aid for the Landscape Worker

Whether you are a homeowner or a landscaper, working in the summer heat can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Below are four types of heat illness and what to do in an emergency.

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August 6, 2020

Beneficial Insects for the Landscape

The real focus of keeping a landscape pest-free should be in retaining and supporting beneficial insects. Find out more here:

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July 26, 2020

Smart Composting Tools

Here are a few composting tools to help you speed up the compost conversion!

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July 21, 2020

How to Plant Perennials

Approaching a homeowner with a smart perennial design where they have time to make decisions on preferred plants is a good plan.

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July 16, 2020

Summer Landscaping Maintenance Tips

With the heat of summer hitting the country hard in mid-July, it is time to think of summer maintenance for the landscape.

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July 11, 2020

Safe Ways to Sell Your Home in a Pandemic

Think selling your home during a pandemic is crazy? Think again! Find out why it's an opportune time to buy and sell.

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July 6, 2020

Success Tips for Your Landscaping Biz

Customizing your landscaping business can make a tremendous difference in how you find success. Below are a few success tips for making your landscaping business run a little more smoothly.

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June 15, 2020

Are You Selling or Are Your Customers Buying?

Here are five ways you can focus on getting your customers to actually buy instead of spending too much time on selling.

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June 9, 2020

Improve Productivity with iScape

Check out these apps that can help you increase productivity in design that will work well with iScape.

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June 5, 2020

How to Market Your Lawn Care Business

Making sure your business is a success is important. Here are some surefire ways to help market your lawn care business.

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June 1, 2020

Seeing is Believing: Unlocking a Client's Dreams

We’ve found the key to your customer’s satisfaction, and no more will you have to constantly worry about meeting their needs.

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May 30, 2020

Start Your Project

Whether you’re a DIY Homeowner, or you’re a Landscape Professional, get started today with iScape.