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4 Fixture Slump Part Two: Identifying the Next Level of Fixtures

In Part One of this series “How To Expand Beyond Your Typical Four-Fixture Routine” Central’s Director of Lighting, Glen Nyhuis gave solutions for getting ahead in the lighting industry and detailed some tips on how you can expand your offerings to include second story and niche lighting. Read below as Glen dives deeper into the next level of fixtures and …

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4 Marketing Trends to Watch For in 2023

Back to Basics: Marketing’s Core Aspects With 2023 in full swing, it is important to keep one question in mind: “What can I improve in my marketing strategies to make sure that I take advantage of new opportunities in 2023?” This is also the perfect time to look at the positives and evaluate what did work. Even though it is …

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Turf Management: Winners Are Planning Now for Spring

Back in the day, we in the professional landscape industry referred to January as “The Off Season.” We talked about down-time and getting some rest to recover from another grueling season. But the industry has changed dramatically and today’s landscape professional looks much different from the guys in the industry 37 years ago. In today’s industry, January is the most …

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Improve How You Navigate Projects with Commercial Services

Commercial irrigation contracting can offer many complex challenges during the bidding, installation and turnover phases.  Most veteran commercial contractors have horror stories about projects that went off the rails at some point.  In a few cases, they would have avoided these projects altogether or at least approached them differently.  At Central, we are here to help you navigate through the …

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State of the Industry: Grass Seed

Winter is a time of vacations to the mountains or to warmer climates to rest, relax, and reflect. For those in the green industry, winter is a great time to reflect on the state of where we are, where we have been, and where we might be heading into next season. We checked in with Austin Lanzarone, Central’s Seed Category …

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A Look Back: Top Turf Articles from 2022

2022 saw ongoing challenges in labor, cost pressure on profits, and continued supply chain issues across the category.  Now is a great time to take the opportunity to look back at the top Central Turf articles of 2022 and see what changes you might want to make, and what solutions you might need, for your turf plans heading into 2023. …

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A Look Back: Top Lighting Articles from 2022

2022 saw ongoing challenges in labor, job sensitivity when selling upgrades, and creating an effective sales process across the lighting category.  Now is a great time to take the opportunity to look back at the top Central lighting articles of 2022 and see what changes you might want to make, and what solutions you might need, for your outdoor lighting …

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A Look Back: Top Irrigation Articles from 2022

2022 saw ongoing challenges in labor, costs, and water efficiency across the category.  Now is a great time to take the opportunity to look back at the top Central irrigation articles of 2022 and see what changes you might want to make, and what solutions you might need, for your irrigation plans heading into 2023. If these are new to …

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A Look Back: Top Hardscape + Outdoor Living Articles from 2022

2022 saw ongoing challenges in labor, procurement, project planning, and missed revenue opportunities across the outdoor living category.  Now is a great time to take the opportunity to look back at the top Central outdoor living articles of 2022 and see what changes you might want to make, and what solutions you might need, for your hardscape and outdoor living …