Kristen Hampshire

The author is a frequent contributor to PCT.

Keep out

June 12, 2017

Prevent wild things from destroying clients’ landscapes with valuable deer and critter-control services. Read More

Dedicated to design/build

June 12, 2017

SuperScapes’ bread and butter is new construction installations, and developing systems and efficiencies has allowed the firm to turn this work into stable revenue. Read More

Want an App for That?

May 24, 2017

Readers share their dozen favorite apps that give them “hands on” access to information in the field and office. Read More

What Customers Really Think

April 20, 2017

They think you could do a great job protecting their health, safety and property. Are you letting them know that expert is you? Read More

Creating Termite Business

March 8, 2017

Termite behavior is just not the same these days. So in lieu of decreased termite work related to swarming, diversification has been the key to market growth at many firms. Read More

The training wheel

March 3, 2017

A 360-degree approach including soft skills, technical expertise and safety information produces a well-rounded, lawn care technician. Read More

Agronomic answers

March 3, 2017

Lawn care operators solve tough turf issues by leaning on university extensions, supplier education and industry seminars. Read More

Soil success

March 3, 2017

What lies beneath the turf is ultimately responsible for whether a lawn will thrive or struggle. Soil tests help lawn care operators determine what nutrients are necessary to include in a program. Read More

Predicting Pests After Old Man Winter

February 8, 2017

There’s a clear correlation between weather and pest pressure. Yet, both are challenging to predict because of Mother Nature’s whims and recent years’ extreme weather conditions. Here’s what we learned about 2017’s forecast. Read More

Good-natured growth

January 31, 2017

An honest service approach and commitment to the family business drive success at Granger Landscapes. Read More

Do the math

January 31, 2017

How do alternative power sources make good financial sense? Read More

Exploring alternatives

January 31, 2017

Landscape contractors share their motivations for moving away from gasoline, and how propane or battery-powered equipment has changed their operations. Read More

Predicting Pests After Old Man Winter

January 11, 2017

There’s a clear correlation between weather and pest pressure. Yet, both are challenging to predict because of Mother Nature’s whims and recent years’ extreme weather conditions. Here’s what we learned about 2017’s forecast. Read More