One of the advantages to hiring a larger, national landscaping company and a leader in the marketplace, is that they’re often able to invest in the latest landscaping technology and equipment. This can make a huge difference when it comes to saving time and money.
Investing in cutting-edge technology and equipment, the latest and greatest isn’t always something that other landscaping companies have the capital or the desire to do. But a larger company like ours is able to test drive some of the latest offerings and see if it’s something worth rolling out to our customers.
We have always prided ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of what’s new—and determining if it makes sense to invest in for our clients.
Currently, there are several ways that Yellowstone Landscape has made an effort to remain on the cutting edge of new landscaping equipment and technology for our customers.
Here are a few you might be interested to learn more about.
Investing in Landscaping Equipment
When it comes to our investment in the latest landscaping equipment, there are a few key areas where we’re focused. This includes robotic lawnmowers, larger specialty mowers, and electric equipment.
Robotic Lawn Mowers
There was a time, not too long ago, when robotic mowers seemed very far off for commercial landscaping customers, due to the scale and complexity of many properties we maintain. But now these new technologies are emerging on the market and creating new opportunities for commercial landscaping companies who are willing to invest.
At Yellowstone Landscape, we have been earnestly testing robotic mowers in commercial applications for quite some time now, because it wasn’t something we were going to introduce to our clients if it didn’t yet make sense.
This testing has included mowers that are operated by remote control so that they can handle really large or dangerous turf areas that would otherwise be difficult to access. For example, a property with a steep slope can now be expertly handled by a robotic mower without a driver on board.
We’ve also tested several fully autonomous robotic mowers for very large turf areas. With GPS mapping and proper setup, they don’t even need to be remotely operated. This will free up our landscaping crews’ time and availability to be able to move on to more high-level, detailed work.
This means our crews can focus their skills in more intricate areas and ultimately help you get better results.
Extra Large Mowing Equipment
Another way that we are investing in new landscaping equipment is by testing some newer, large commercial mowers with extra-large (96-inch and greater) decks. We’re currently testing whether these mowers can help us to be even more efficient for our clients who have extremely large turf areas.
This investment and continual testing is part of our commitment to finding new ways to improve the services we can offer our clients.
We’re committing to making sure that we always have the right equipment for the very specific property needs of all our clients. Through relationships we have with manufacturers of these new technologies, we’re able to have a variety of new landscaping equipment available. And we use it to best match our clients’ needs, rather than trying to force something to work when it isn’t the right fit.
We also know that the more efficient that we can be, and the less time we have to spend on the property, the more we are able to save our clients time and money (and create less disruption in their property’s operations).
But being efficient should never come at a sacrifice to quality, which is why we’re always exploring landscaping equipment options that can make us better.
Finally, some of our new landscaping equipment now includes commercial-grade electric-powered equipment. This has often come as a direct request from some of our customers, looking to deliver on environmental promises to their own clients, or those who are just incredibly committed to the environment.
We know that being eco-conscious is more important than ever but that electric equipment isn’t for everyone. Still, we always want to accommodate any requests for clients who need something unique or special from our services. And we’ve been pleased to see that this electric landscaping equipment has come tremendously far and continues to evolve and improve.
In addition to emissions savings, electric equipment is also quieter, which some of our clients see as a significant additional benefit.
It comes back to being willing to invest in what’s new, as long as it can improve our clients’ lives or better meet their needs in some way.
Investing in Landscaping Technology
In addition to keeping up with what’s new with landscaping equipment, our mandate to be the best we can be for our clients also pushes us to keep up with what’s new in landscaping technology. We want to determine what helps us to operate better so that we can continually improve for our clients.
Internally, one of the most recent major advances we’ve made in landscaping technology is to invest in accounting and business management software that has dramatically streamlined our operations.
One advantage of this investment for our clients is that it has ensured our billing is more accurate and more timely than it has ever been. Larger numbers of our clients expect invoices to be delivered electronically which makes it faster, more efficient, and more accurate for our clients. We understood why our clients came to expect an automated billing process and we’re now delivering that, making it easier for them to pay while ensuring the utmost accuracy.
We’re also using landscaping technology to keep better records on our clients’ accounts, ensuring that every need is being met and that we are proactively communicating with our clients. Just like our investment in new landscaping equipment, this software technology is all part of the way that we make sure we’re improving for our clients and offering them the best services that we can.
Too often, we’ve seen examples of companies becoming stagnant, failing to add new equipment or technology into their business over time. We’re determined not to let that happen to our business or our industry.
Continuing to Improve for our Clients
Even for us, it’s not always easy to keep up with “what’s new.” It requires a willingness to invest both time and money in technologies that may not yet be fully proven. But we do it because we want to ensure we’re doing what we can to evolve and remain on the cutting edge for our clients.
Both landscaping equipment and landscaping technology seem to be evolving quite rapidly and we want to be at the forefront of testing out what becomes available if it means it can improve our operations and make us better for our clients.
It’s exciting to be one of the first companies in our industry that has been able to see technology and equipment like robotic mowers go from prototypes to effectively functioning pieces of equipment that will ultimately revolutionize the industry.
Count on us to continue to keep up with what’s coming next in our industry, so that we can keep offering you the best! Any new landscaping equipment or technology that will help us offer a top-notch customer experience is something that we want to be a part of.
Do you want to work with a landscape company that’s staying on top of what’s new? Request a consultation today. We’ll meet to learn more about your property and its challenges and come up with a comprehensive plan to take care of all of the details for you.