Tips for Reaping Real Estate Value from Trees

The best of times, and the worst of times

The Ocala area in Central Florida is known for its beautiful Oak canopy, rolling hills, and horse farms.  But when Hurricane Irma brushed by, huge trees were downed – unfortunately, they took power lines with them.  Upon further review (as they say in the NFL), many of these were Laurel Oaks – a species that has a short lifespan, and often decays from within, causing large limbs to split in a storm.

So . . . what’s the difference?

Measuring Productivity Gains Across the Green Industry

By Scott Girard, President of LandEconics

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why is one company more successful than another?” I have, and I’ve been around long enough to know there are many factors involved in answering that question. Some of the key factors include great leadership, staffing for right-fit talent at every level of the organization, strategic marketing and business plans that effectively reach the target market, consistent levels of superior customer service, and in the end keeping your personnel and processes efficient and productive.

The LandEconics Advantage– It Isn’t Just Just for Florida Anymore

The entire LandEconics team is delighted to announce that our software database has been expanded beyond the state of Florida. The new database now includes information relevant to USDA hardness zones 6a through 10, which represents approximately two-thirds of the continental United States…or about 2,453,743 square miles.

Foundations for Sustainable Landscaping: Sunlight and Photosynthesis

Sunlight and Photosynthesis – A Building Block for Sustainable Landscaping

By Scott Girard, President of LandEconics

In our continued commitment to provide you with valuable and free information that will educate and enhance your business and professional practice, this is the fifth in a series of blog tutorials which will address the critically important role the physical components of soil, water, air, nutrients, sun-light (photo-synthesis), and temperature all play in ensuring a successful and sustainable landscape.

Foundations for Sustainable Landscaping: Nutrient Exchange

Nutrient Exchange in the Soil – A Building Block for Sustainable Landscaping

By Scott Girard, President of LandEconics

Foundations for Sustainable Landscaping: Water Exchange

Water Exchange in the Soil – A Building Block for Sustainable Landscaping

By Scott Girard, President of LandEconics

In our continued commitment to provide you with valuable and free information that will educate and enhance your business and professional practice, this is the third in a series of blog tutorials which will address the critically important role the physical components of soil, water, air, nutrients, sun-light (photo-synthesis), and temperature all play in ensuring a successful and sustainable landscape.

Foundations for Sustainable Landscaping - Air Exchange

In our continued commitment to provide you with valuable and free information that will educate and enhance your business and professional practice, this is the second in a series of blog tutorials which will address the critically important role the physical components of soil, water, air, nutrients, sun-light (photo-synthesis), and temperature all play in ensuring a successful and sustainable landscape.

Foundations for Sustainable Landscaping - Soils

In our continued commitment to provide you with valuable and free information that will educate and enhance your business and professional practice, this is the first in a series of blog tutorials which will address the critically important role the physical components of soil, water, air, nutrients, sun-light (photo-synthesis), and temperature all play in ensuring a successful and sustainable landscape.

Is Sustainable Landscaping Really Important?

Design, Installation and Maintenance

DEFINITION OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING

It can be daunting for your commercial clients to even consider sustainability when they have other things to think about…like day-to-day operations and the company's bottom line.  But that doesn't mean they should shy away from investing in sustainable landscaping.  And by ‘sustainable landscaping’, we at LandEconics mean both environmental AND financial sustainability.  By definition, sustainable landscaping is the application of sound economic principles to eco-friendly landscaping ideas and practices.

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 Scientific Approach to Landscape Management Pays Off

During the summer growing season, shrubs are lush, healthy and blooming.  When cool fall and winter temperatures set in, most shrubs slow their growth dramatically. During roughly November through April, most shrubs are seasonally pruned to reduce their size before the next year´s growing season. Sadly, some landscape

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