If you’re thinking about adding on any extra fall services this year, these videos on YouTube can help. Other landscape business owners, associations and companies share their experiences and educational tips on these fall and early winter services. Some might even give you a few laughs!
1. How to Winterize a Sprinkler System
Ewing Irrigation explains how to blow water out of an irrigation system with a professional grade air compressor. Above ground components of an irrigation system will freeze the fastest, so warn clients that the cost for winterization services will be better than the expensive costs of making repairs to the damaged system.
Read more: Irrigation Winterization: A Must-Have Service Add-On
2. Aeration Training
Educate your clients that it’s important to aerate a lawn one to two times per year. This video by the National Association of Landscape Professionals explains the benefits of aeration. Spring or fall are the ideal times because of the moisture level in the soil.
Read more: 3 Steps to Strengthen Autumn Aeration Sales
3. Installing Holiday Lights
Keith Kalfas of The Landscapin
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4. How to Install Sod
Shawn from Green Valley Turf Co in Colorado demonstrates a sod installation using a brick-like pattern. Sod installations are most successful with a lot of water, which makes the spring and fall ideal times.
Read more: Install Sod Like the Pro That You Are
5. Winterize During Fall Cleanup
Keith Kalfas talks about the importance of understanding a little bit about horticulture to winterize ornamental plants for client’s landscape beds. This includes cutting down, pruning plants and pulling any annuals or weeds.
Read more: Why You Need a Pruning Budget
6. How to Charge for Fall Cleanups
Stanley “Dirt Monkey” Genadek explains some of the equipment he uses to perform services. He explains how his fall cleanup crews get by without a dedicated dump trailer for collecting leaves, and he also talks viewers through the prices he charges customers based on the fall cleanup services performed.
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7. Holiday Lighting Opportunities
The holiday lighting brand Seasonal Source shares how installing holiday lighting and decorations can significantly boost a landscape business owner’s cash flow during the slow season while also keeping employees busy. The end of the video also shares some information about working with Seasonal Source when looking for supplies.
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