LandOne vs Dynascape: Which Design Software is Right For Your Landscaping Business?

The business of landscape is changing. Whereas in the past we relied on pencils and tape measures, we are now using digital tools to assist our work. When used effectively, landscape software allows us to work quicker, more accurately, and to take on more projects than our predecessors could have dreamed of.    The importantContinue reading “LandOne vs Dynascape: Which Design Software is Right For Your Landscaping Business?”

What Estimating Software do Professional Landscape Contractors Use?

Software for landscape contractors has come on leaps and bounds in the past few years. A once pencil-and-paper-based industry has blossomed into a high-tech, streamlined one, boasting more choices than ever before in terms of professional design software. Technology has not only slashed the number of man-hours needed to conduct surveys and create impressive takeoffs,Continue reading “What Estimating Software do Professional Landscape Contractors Use?”

The Difference Between Landscape Design and Estimate Software

Professional software for landscapers has come on a long way in the past five years. From programs that allow you to create impressive 3D designs to estimating software that takes the guesswork out of the takeoff process, there have never been more options out there for landscapers looking to take their business to the nextContinue reading “The Difference Between Landscape Design and Estimate Software”

How Much Does Landscape Takeoff and Design Software Cost?

Conducting a landscape takeoff is an essential task in the construction process. It forms the base of your budget and allows project managers to calculate the materials and supplies needed, providing a detailed projection of what is needed to keep the job on track. If you don’t have a decent takeoff to work from thenContinue reading “How Much Does Landscape Takeoff and Design Software Cost?”

How to Do a Landscape Estimate in Excel

Pricing landscaping jobs is crucial to both the immediate success of your business, and its long-term growth. To accurately price a job you will need to assemble a comprehensive list of numbers and costs, and know exactly how much it costs to run your business even when you’re not working. Knowing these figures is crucialContinue reading “How to Do a Landscape Estimate in Excel”

How to Create a Landscape Enhancement Design Takeoff

Landscape enhancement design is one of the most common requests landscape contractors receive. These projects are an essential part of our work as landscapers and deserve all the care and attention of a full-scale landscape renovation.    LandOne Takeoff is an intuitive program that allows you to streamline every stage of the takeoff process, generatingContinue reading “How to Create a Landscape Enhancement Design Takeoff”

Shout About Tech: Recruit Young Professionals to Your Landscape Company

Let’s face it: the landscaping trade has a bit of an image problem. Despite awkward attempts by Coca-Cola to “sex-up” the industry (see the 2013 Diet Coke advert for reference) popular opinion still holds that landscaping isn’t a career for young, innovative go-getters.    And while the view of landscapers as notebook flipping tech-phobics isContinue reading “Shout About Tech: Recruit Young Professionals to Your Landscape Company”

What is a Landscaping Takeoff?

Takeoffs are an integral part of any landscaping project. When done accurately, a takeoff allows the contractor to give its client a solid idea of the total material costs of the project and enables them to create a detailed budget. Of course, the size and requirements can vary hugely between landscaping projects, so the complexityContinue reading “What is a Landscaping Takeoff?”

How to Complete a Landscape Takeoff in LandOne Takeoff Software: Step by Step

LandOne Takeoff is an innovative program designed to keep every piece of your takeoff in the same place and make every estimate quick, easy, and accurate. Every aspect of a project is streamlined and simplified, leading to incredible results incredibly fast.   At the click of a button, our easy-to-use software counts materials, assigns markupsContinue reading “How to Complete a Landscape Takeoff in LandOne Takeoff Software: Step by Step”

Measuring Tools for Landscapers

One of the most important aspects of estimating landscaping jobs is taking accurate measurements. Measuring sounds simple, but actually it is one of the areas where landscaping estimators make their most frequent and costly mistakes. That is because measuring rarely involves straight lines and right angles. Instead, the spaces we are tasked to measure haveContinue reading “Measuring Tools for Landscapers”