Gravely Stripes

Form, Function, and Fresh Perspectives

Welcome to the Gravely blog where you can find our latest product news, events and press releases. Check back often to learn what we’re up to in both the field and factory, and see how other landscapers are achieving their stripes.

Marty's Turf: Exceeding Client Expectations

Whenever we have an unhappy client at Grunder Landscaping Co, nine times out of 10, it’s because myself or one of our sales professionals did not clearly state what we would do and check to see if that matched client expectations. The challenge is to not only meet expectations, but to exceed them. Luckily, in the green industry, it’s not that hard to exceed expectations. Here are three suggestions to help you manage your clients’ expectations and wow them with your service.​​

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How to Determine the Proper Mowing Height

One of the most important rules to remember when deciding how high or low you want to mow your lawn is the one-third rule. Grass plants attempt to balance their above and below ground growth, so the root systems are roughly equal to the mass of grass blades. Removing no more than one-third of the grass blade at any one mowing helps keep this balance.

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LA Landscapes Switches Fleet to Gravely For Superior Customer Service and Cut Quality

Throughout the course of his business, Ackerman has used a variety of outdoor power equipment brands, but he has remained loyal to his dealer, Buchanan Power Equipment, whom he believes helps him make the best equipment purchasing decisions for his business. Recently, Buchanan steered Ackerman to Gravely, because he believed that the company’s customer service, coupled with the equipment’s quality would be the best fit for Ackerman.

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Bland Landscaping Owner Kurt Bland Shares His Thoughts on Equipment Asset Management

​Established in 1976, Bland Landscaping Company proudly claims the spot as one leading full-service providers for high-end res­idential estates and commercial landscaping. Owner Kurt Bland has enjoyed steady success in the industry, and has gained a great deal of insight into what does and does not make a landscaping business work. We asked Bland to give us some of that insight, in hopes to help educate landscape contractors of all sizes. Specifically, we asked him to talk about his proven-successful approach to equipment asset manage­ment.

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Why choose a Gravely ZT X? Here are our top three reasons

​At GIE + Expo 2015, Gravely introduced the all-new ZT X zero-turn lawn mower, an option priced for the homeowner, but designed with the same commercial DNA that Gravely’s commercial Pro-Turn line is known for. During the month of April, consumers who purchase our popular ZT X mower will receive a $200 rebate at authorized Gravely dealers.

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Gravely to Attend MASSBUYS Expo at Gillette Stadium on April 28

​​​​​​​​Representatives ​from Gravely will attend the MASSBUYS Expo at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on April 28. ​​

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Marty's Turf: How to Attract High-End Clients

Have you ever been in a Lexus dealership? What about a Toyota dealership? Is there any difference in how they approach selling their automobiles? Sure there is. Expectations are higher at the Lexus dealership, given the price of the cars. There are basic expecations at a Chevy dealership, too, but all in all, you have to really be on your game to cater to the type of person that walks into a Lexus dealership. Selling high-end landscaping is no different.

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#WeAreGravely: Mike Halloran is a Gravely Dealer Driven By Success

Mike Halloran Sr.’s favorite Gravely memory dates back to when Mike Ariens, former chairman & CEO of Gravely’s parent company, Ariens Company, visited his dealership. ​”I spent an hour trying to sell him a mower before I gave him a chance to introduce himself,” Halloran said.

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Gravely & National Lawn Care Month: Survey Reveals Why American Homeowners Need Professional Landscapers

According to a recent study conducted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, ​81 per​cent of Americans believe that the upkeep and overall look of their lawn is important to them. The survey also discovered that while nearly 74 percent of those people reported feeling confident about knowing how to care for their lawn, several in that same group answered basic lawn care questions incorrectly.

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Gravely announces April promotions

Cutting season is right around the corner and Gravely®​ wants you to be ready to welcome spring with a brand new Gravely zero-turn mower. Whether you’re updating your fleet or just updating the machine in your garage, Gravely has a zero-turn solution to improve your yard or your business. Visit your local authorized Gravely dealer in April to receive a variety of rebates off both commercial and residential lawn mowers.

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