“Sustainability” and business

  I usually listen to Chris Brogan‘s podcast because he has great stuff to say about being a human doing business with humans. But I have to share yesterday’s episode with you because he’s talking sustainability with John Blue of Truffle Media. Listen here. The real juicy part for me was around minutes 18-26, where John goes into some background on the National Organic Program, and the increasingly meaningless use of words like “natural”, “sustainable”, “local”, and “family-owned”….

More than Maintenance: Year-Round Lawn & Garden Care

In addition to choosing us for installation of beautiful patios, long-lasting driveways, and colorful plantings, many of our design-build customers turn to us for their regular landscape maintenance. What sets our maintenance service apart as a complete Outdoor Lifestyle Management program is the attention our maintenance customers receive, and the way that they are connected to a multitude of valuable services. A dedicated account manager is on-site with the crew, and serves as liaison to…

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2010 Winner

We’re pleased to announce that A Yard & A Half Landscaping has again won the Angie’s List “Super Service Award”.  This award recognizes companies who maintain a consistently superior service rating on Angie’s List, a member-based, consumer rating website.  According to Angie’s List, winners of this award represent the top 5% of companies in the Boston market. We value this award because we value our customers.  Angie’s List ratings come directly from customer experience —…

“Isn’t it all just dirt?”

A prospective client gave me the opportunity to help him make sense of the various quotes he received today for lawn installation and bed preparation.  He’s a smart consumer, and not the source of the title quote, “Isn’t it all just dirt?”  But I’ve definitely heard the question before, even from others in the trade.  So, here are some excerpts from my reply to him: Loam (sometimes pronounced “loom” in MA) technically refers to soil…