Marketing & Sales Insight for the Lawn & Landscape Industry

10 Recruiting Must-Haves for Your Lawn Care or Landscaping Website (w/ Examples)

Chad Diller

On one thing we can all agree: Good help is hard to find. Whether it’s field labor, salespeople, or managers, recruiting is one of the toughest parts of running a lawn care or landscaping business.

This frustration often results in restless nights and a general sense of daytime anxiety. Whether you have a full pipeline of sold work or aggressive growth goals, the question of, “Who is going to do all of this work?”, may haunt you.

But ask yourself a really important question and be honest… “What’s so special about your company?”

Seriously...one of the reasons recruiting is so difficult is that most lawn and landscape companies aren’t truly distinguishing themselves.

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40 Ways to Use Lawn Care & Landscaping Videos (So They Actually Get Noticed)

Chad Diller


About 15 years ago, a “RotoZip” saw was on my Christmas wishlist. I just had to have it. 

As of today, I have yet to use it. 

The tool, itself, is fantastic. I can think of many practical uses. Ironically, the RotoZip would have been perfect for cutting a hole in my drywall, just a month ago. 

But...I forgot all about it. It has been collecting dust in my tool cabinet.

At one point, video production may have found its way onto your wishlist. 

Maybe you spent a ton of time creating your own videos. 

Maybe you paid a videographer a few (or tens of ) thousands of dollars... 

Big investment...and yet there the videos sit...

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14 Examples of Landscaping & Lawn Care Videos for Marketing or Recruiting

Chad Diller

Videos are one of the most impactful marketing and recruiting assets in the green industry.

They can make your landscaping or lawn care company appear to be on a whole other level than your competitors.

The right video can make job seekers excited about a rewarding career with your organization. 

Or, if the videos aren’t great...they can have a very unfortunate effect.

Prospective customers can raise their critical eyebrows and wonder why you would ever create a video so cringe-worthy. 

Job seekers can be unimpressed and turned off. 

In the mind of that ideal prospect or job recruit, you’ve suddenly lost all credibility. 

Maybe you are remembering some examples right now. Maybe they’re on your website….ouch…

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Build a Great Lawn Care Sales Team (Recruiting Tips from a $8M Company)

Chad Diller

What does it take to find a great lawn care salesperson? Well, that's a loaded question...

Seriously though, how do you build a great lawn care sales team? If you have all of the organizational pieces in place, where do you find these people?

Luckily for you, I know a guy...

Adam Zellner is the VP of Sales for Oasis Turf & Tree, an $8M lawn care company in the Cincinnati area which services over 13,000 customers! 

Adam and I often have great, candid conversations about how to sell lawn care. Today, he shares some of his sales recruiting tips to help you find salespeople to grow your lawn care business.

Stay tuned...

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Expert Interview: Using Team Members in Landscaping & Lawn Care Photography

Chad Diller

When a homeowner, property manager, or business owner hires your lawn care or landscaping business, they may be hiring a company, but ultimately what they are doing is hiring your people.

So when it comes to representing your company well, including those team members in your images is extremely powerful.

These images can not only promote your business to find the ideal customers, but also great team members. But how do you get really great images? Which team members are best and how do you direct them? That's what we're covering today.

Stay tuned.

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Filling a Marketing Position:  Hiring from Within or Looking Outside?

Chad Diller

This article was originally published in Turf Magazine, where Chad writes a monthly column on sales and marketing advice for lawn care and landscaping companies.

I’ll admit it. I didn’t go to school for marketing, but somehow after many years in the green industry, I became a marketing manager for a lawn and landscape company. It was a thrilling ride that led to many successes, transitioning later to my current position with a green industry marketing agency.

But I’m realizing my story is a bit of an anomaly. The more common story I hear from my green industry peers is how they were either shoehorned into a marketing position or have to manage marketing tasks on top of other organizational responsibilities. It wasn’t their idea and they’re just being a team player.

The divided attention and heart, along with a less than ideal skillset, often leads to mediocre results and just another pile of tasks that have to get done each week.  

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In-House Marketing or Marketing Agencies for Landscaping and Lawn Care Companies?

Chad Diller

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Do you ever feel like managing the marketing for your landscaping company is like being caught in an impossible juggling act? The scenarios may be slightly different, but the concerns and challenges are extremely common and pose the same fundamental questions.

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