Can Technology Help Deliver Better Lawn Care?

Aug 4, 2022 | Lawn Care

How are satellite mapping, fleet management, Research & Development (R&D), and high-tech software connected to professional lawn care services? Our specialized services aren’t just about grub control, lawn fungus prevention, treatments, or army worms in your lawn. It’s the strategic planning we do before we ever arrive at your residential or commercial property for yard maintenance services that enable us to provide excellent service. Read this blog to learn more.

 

Technology and Lawn Care

Professional lawn care services is a competitive industry. Like most businesses, our clients are paying for results. (Not only results of a thick and healthy green lawn with well-manicured bushes, and efficient sprinkler irrigation management, but also the ease of not having to worry or schedule services or interact with anyone if not desired.) So, when they come to us with questions about early spring lawn care, grubs, or the best time to fertilize lawns, we don’t just give them an educated guess. Instead, we provide them with verifiable results made possible through the use of technology, years of research and experience, and the state-of-the-art lawn care industry equipment.

 

Service Autopilot Software

We use Service Autopilot software. It’s much more expensive, complex, and in-depth than some of the other software programs used in the landscaping industry. On top of this, we have paired it with our custom build back-end programs to take it to the next level. (In a future day the software and apps we use will be 100% developed and ran in house.)

 

Its advanced features include the following.

  • Accounting
  • Invoicing
  • Forecasting & Reporting
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Estimates
  • Lawn Care Account Management
  • Appointments and Scheduling
  • Payroll
  • Basic Marketing Tracking
  • Lead generation

 

What does this mean for you, the consumer? It means that we pay for computers to do work that is much faster and more efficient that humans meaning the lawn care service provided to your commercial property or home is better and can be produced at a lower cost, leading to a lower price for you. Our company is built on systems, so were an individual to be injured, quit working, or die unexpectedly, your window cleaning, lawn care, and/or Christmas light installation service would continue uninterrupted.

Satellite Mapping

We often bid on jobs right from the computer in our office for our clients are located in Cedar City and surrounding areas as well as other offices in Richfield, Utah and Price, Utah.

 

With the use of satellite maps, we can locate a specific destination and get details and measurements about the property including the location of turf grass, rock or beds, and bushes. This information helps us customize the service to fit your property. With this advantage, we can provide an accurate cost estimate. This relevant information saves time. There’s no need to drive to the address. It’s not that we don’t want to talk to you, it’s that we know that you are busy and are looking for someone to remove your yard care problems and concerns without you having to worry about anything yourself.

 

LED Christmas Lights

LED or light-emitting diode lights are both high tech and sustainable. They last longer (up to 75%), are more durable, and have better quality compared to incandescent lights. Therefore, they represent a technological specialization. The Department of Energy said, “The rapid development of LED technology has resulted in increased product availability, improved manufacturing efficiency, and lower prices.” All of the lights used in our custom Christmas light installation services are LED lights.

Equipment

The term “self-propelled” pertains to equipment used by homeowners. Although it is a feature of commercial-grade mowers, commercial models are built to withstand day-in and day-out abuse. They not only have larger wheels, greater horsepower, and sophisticated specs, they have the technology that boosts the efficiency of more than 40% all while delivering a better cut to the lawn.

Continual Training and Conference Attendance

We attend the largest green industry equipment expo each year held in Louisville, KY. We attend the state-of-the-art conference to see the demos of the newest and greatest equipment. We always want to make sure we are on the cutting edge (no pun intended). And just as an FYI, we have our eye on automated mowers and can’t wait for the day when they can be used in our industry!

Fleet Management and Customized Box Trucks

You might not think of a truck as a high-tech item. Trust us, our customized landscape box trucks are. They are custom-built in Atlanta, GA. They cost $100,000+ and come equipped with technological gadgets and gizmos like onboard fueling stations, dumping debris bins, ramps, and customized interiors to organize and hold tools.

Also, routing software provides better trip planning. Optimized lawn care service truck routes reduce time and save fuel. Perhaps one of the coolest features is the ability to manage route schedules and calculate drive times for multiple teams. Not only do our employees get to plan for their specific duties, but they can coordinate activities.

Data Analytics

We love data! Knowledge (information) is power. The technology we use helps us create better ways to service each and every landscape maintenance client. It gives employees the data they need to make informed decisions so they can work smarter, not harder.

 

Our team relies on technology to enhance our lawn care service. However, we never forget why we do what we do. Our mission is to create a workplace with constant inspiration to seek personal growth through hard work and daily challenges, leading to individual and team perfection. The end goal is to become advanced individuals sufficiently resourced to improve the quality of life around us so that YOUR life is better because your yard looks amazing all while you enjoy your resource of time doing the things you love.