Features - Cover Feature: The Technology Issue

Our exclusive research looks at how landscapers are using technology in their firms.

August 11, 2014

The stereotype of the Luddite landscaper doesn't hold up. They’ve come a long way from back-of-the-napkin designs and pen-and-paper timesheets. Based on research we conducted for this special report, sponsored by Nufarm, we’ve learned that not only are landscapers fairly wired, they’ve widely adopted mobile and software solutions to help them run their businesses.

The top five software programs landscapers use, in order, are: Quickbooks, RealGreen Systems, Sage, Service Autopilot and CLIP. Most often, contractors are using these tech tools to run payroll, handle job costing and track vehicles. More than three quarters have in-house email systems to improve communication, and half use in-bound marketing in some capacity to boost their sales prospects.