Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout May on the Grounds Maintenance Web site at

What add-on services do you provide to clients? Weeding ornamental beds 7%
Seeding 7%
Leaf removal 7%
Irrigation 0%
Chemical application 15%
Tree care 23%
Landscape lighting 0%
Hanging Christmas lights 0%
Snow removal 15%
Landscape installation 23%

Look for this new reader poll question at

Have you ever considered becoming a part of a franchised landscape contracting company?

A. Yes, and I joined a franchise.

B. Yes, I am currently considering it.

C. Yes, I considered it but decided to remain an independent company.

D. No, I have never considered becoming a part of a franchise.

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