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About Jade

Hi I'm Jade, your go-to girl for lawncare and equipment advice. I love working for Equipment Garage because I work with very knowledgeable and creative people. In my spare time I am a pianist and composer. As a retired professional dancer, I am currently a high school dance coach. I'm recently married and originally from Duluth, MN, from a family of all women.

The Growing Cost of Invasive Plants


Here’s a reason to think twice when choosing plants for your garden.

Invasive Plants are rapidly spreading across countries, displacing and endangering native species as it goes. To make matters worse, many garden centers and nurseries still sell invasive species to unwitting customers. These plants are taken home and planted in their gardens and soon after their entire yard is overtaken by the plant.

And it’s not just your yard that is at risk. More than 5,000 species of invasive plants have escaped into the wild, and that affects all of us. Check out the infographic to see the massive effects invasive plants have in the United States.

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6 Plants That Repel Pests Naturally


If you enjoy gardening, chances are you’ve had to fight with mosquitoes while you work.

There are many insect repellents that help keep bugs away, but most smell unpleasant and can cause rashes on sensitive skin.

We’ve already talked about how you can use your garden more for its looks by planting flowers that attract butterflies. The same concept can be used to repel pests naturally, too. Simply employ any of these beautiful plants to make your garden not only beautiful, but work for you.

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4 Steps to Choosing the Best Riding Lawn Mower


If you want a relaxing and comfortable mowing experience, you may want to consider a riding lawn mower.

Riding lawn mowers are great for people who have large yards or no longer have the stamina to use a walk-behind mower anymore. Even the slowest riding lawn mowers will cut lawns faster than most walk-behind models, and they can be more affordable than you’d think.

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Why Landscape Business Owners Should Get a Powerbrush


There is a lot of competition in the landscaping and snow removal business.

They’re easy to start. All you need is the equipment, vehicle, and drive to do it. It can be easy to look at all the competition and think you need to undersell to get any jobs. But you can separate yourself from the competition by providing exceptional service and keep your rates up.

A powerbrush could help with that. These tools are not only great multitaskers, but they can help you impress your clients year round. Here are 4 ways you can use them.

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How to Save Energy Bills With Smart Landscaping


Who doesn’t love a beautiful yard?

There are many pros to making your yard into a beautiful landscape. It can add to the value of your home, and make it more appealing to potential buyers. A bountiful landscape can attract butterflies and birds to your property.

But that may seem like a luxury you can’t always afford. Unless it also helped you save money.

Which it can.

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4 Great Podcasts for Landscaping Business Owners


As a landscape business owner, your life is probably busy.

You’re driving from site to site, tending plants, mowing lawns, billing clients, and more. It’s a lot to handle. Many learn the business side of their industry as they go, making mistakes along the way. After all, when do you have time to sit down and learn how to run a landscape business?

How about while you drive to a site?

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