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General Forums - Polls, Pictures, Announcements, Etc.

Discussions that do not fit in other forums but are about the Green Industry.
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Post pictures of your work, vehicles, equipment, tools, and other business related pictures.
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Let us know a little about yourself and your lawn care and landscaping business. Let us know who you are, where you are from, and what equipment you started with and how far you have come along in the business.
Create or Join Polls For Lawn Care & Landscape Business Owners. You are also invited to answer surveys created specifically by the LawnSite Staff and Sponsors of the site as well.
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Ask Questions About The Site & Make Suggestions for Improvement.
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Recent Headlines from TurfMagazine.com

Recent Headlines from Turf Magazine

KIOTI Tractor Named Gold Level Status For Second Consecutive Year
WENDELL, N.C. - The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) named KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA Inc., a Gold Level status award recipient in ...... Read More
TruGreen Launches First Scottish Franchise
EDINBURGH, Scotland – Local resident David Inglis, 34, has launched his own business and the first Scottish, TruGreen Professional LawnCare franchise, as the gardening season ...... Read More
Landscape Leader: Bill Silverman
The last 10 years for Bill Silverman, owner of Springboard Business Coaching, have been a time of change as he completely reinvented himself to start ...... Read More
Kubota Officially Announces Georgia Expansion Plans
TORRANCE, Calif. – Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) and Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation (KMA) have officially announced plans to increase production capacity for Kubota equipment in ...... Read More
Green Industry Pioneer Matt Shooner Passes Away
Cincinnati, OH - Green Industry pioneer Matt Shooner passed away peacefully on May 21 in Cincinnati after a lengthy illness. With his wife Irene, Matt ...... Read More
Damage Control
Most contractors know that 50 percent of the water used in many households goes to irrigating their lawns and ornamentals. A damaged irrigation system means ...... Read More
Exmark's Stand-On Spreader/Sprayer
Lloyd von Scheliha explains the features of this new lawn care application unit. Please share your involvement with the development of the Exmark Stand-On Spreader/Sprayer. ...... Read More
Set Some Basic Rules with Subs
Have you ever had a client request a service that was outside of your expertise, but you decided that you would give it a try ...... Read More
Weather's Crucial Role in Turf Pest Outbreaks
Turfgrass managers are always asking me to forecast which insects will become major pests the next season. I usually quip, “It’s too complicated.” Or, I ...... Read More
Snow Mold Alert
Most of the New England region and the Midwest has experienced snow cover for at least 60 days (even longer for the northern areas), and ...... Read More

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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss business related issues, taxes, marketing, employees, licenses, advertising, software, scheduling, billing, insurance, associations, magazines and more!
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss all the issues surrounding keeping their employees and job sites safe. Equipment use, transportation, OSHA regulations, weather, apparel, etc.
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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss topics surrounding franchising.
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Lawn Care and Landscaping business owners get to know other business owners and pros in your area. Work together, swap work, or meet for lunch!
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Lawn Care and Landscape Business owners discuss employment issues, H2B, post job offers, resumes and more!
This forum will be used solely for the discussion of web site design, why you should have your own web site, how web sites can help your company, etc, etc, etc.
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Equipment - Marketplace, Repair, Etc.

Nationwide used equipment ads. Members can sell and buy equipment from one another. No commercial/dealer posting allowed.
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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss the mechanics of Green Industry specific equipment such as blowers, mowers, trimmers, and other manufacturer specific equipment
Discuss lawn care and landscaping trucks and accessories, as well as both open trailers and enclosed trailers, and their accessories.
Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss the use of ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and UTV (Utility Task Vehicles) for their business.
by Outlawn
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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss heavy equipment used by Green Industry professionals such as dump trucks, bull dozers, tractors and various other machinery
Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss tractors and the mechanics of equipment geared toward the Green Industry
This forum is where you can post information about equipment you have had stolen, including when, where, description, serial numbers, etc.
Lawn Care and Landscaping Business Owners discuss renting and or leasing of equipment such as trenchers, skid steers, dump trucks and more.

Lawn & Landscape Maintenance - Mowing, Shrubs, Mulching, Etc.

Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Techniques, Ideas, Strategies, etc.
Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Equipment such as Walk Behind Mowers, ZTR Mowers, Line Trimmers, Backpack Blowers, Attachments, etc.
by AL's
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Lawn Care and Landscape Business Owners Discuss The Maintenance of An Existing Landscape, Including Mulching, Flower Bed Maintenance, Spring and Fall Clean-Ups, Leaf Removal, etc...
05-25-2015 09:13 PM Go to last post
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss pesticides, herbicides, licensing, legislation, application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss fertilizers and plant nutrition: application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
Yesterday 10:34 PM Go to last post
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss organic garden management, fertilizing schedules, pricing, organic materials, techniques, weed control, disease, pest control, legislation, licensing, and more!
05-20-2015 06:02 PM Go to last post
Lawn Care & Landscape Business Owners Discuss Aeration, Dethatching, Seeding, Soil Amendments, etc...
Florida Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss pesticides, herbicides, licensing, legislation, application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
Lawn Care Business Owners and Professionals discussing business management topics that include: Best Practices, Adding/Offering Services, Business Tools, Logistics, Staffing, etc.
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Recent Headlines from Turf Design Build Magazine

KIOTI Tractor Named Gold Level Status For Second Consecutive Year
WENDELL, N.C. - The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) named KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA Inc., a Gold Level status award recipient in ...... Read More
Kubota Officially Announces Georgia Expansion Plans
TORRANCE, Calif. – Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) and Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation (KMA) have officially announced plans to increase production capacity for Kubota equipment in ...... Read More
Patterns for Success
If the expression, “Hindsight is always 20/20,” is in any way true, then for hardscape contractors suitable planning for the 2015 season should include reflection ...... Read More
Green Industry Pioneer Matt Shooner Passes Away
Cincinnati, OH - Green Industry pioneer Matt Shooner passed away peacefully on May 21 in Cincinnati after a lengthy illness. With his wife Irene, Matt ...... Read More
Take Control of Your Rubber Track Machines
Simple maintenance practices can always help reduce costs, especially when it comes to the upkeep on big pieces of equipment, such as rubber track loaders. ...... Read More
Briggs & Stratton Buys Billy Goat Industries
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Billy Goat Industries has been acquired by Briggs & Stratton for about $26 million. The family-owned business, which has about 100 employees, ...... Read More
NALP Launches New Online Portal for its Awards of Excellence
HERNDON, Va. -- The National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET), is pleased to announce that entries for its 2015 Awards of Excellence are now being accepted through its ...... Read More
ASIC Announces 2015 Excellence Award Winners
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Another impressive slate of irrigation professionals submitted projects for consideration for the American Society of Irrigation Consultants’ 2015 Annual Excellence in ...... Read More
Industry Honors Andy Smith, Former IA Officer
Former government affairs director for the Irrigation Association, Andrew K. Smith, died May 14 at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Funeral ...... Read More
Are You a Socially Responsible Service Provider?
Wondering about consumers’ appetites for corporate social responsibility? Luckily, the Conscious Consumer Spending Index has been measuring this annually for the past three years. This ...... Read More
Landscapers Discuss Design, Architecture, Installation, Equipment, Plant Stock, Estimating, etc.
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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss all aspects of irrigation, pricing, bidding, installation, maintenance, manufacturers, books, and various systems.
by coldgin
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Landscapers Discuss Patios, Walls, Drive Ways, Walk Ways and More!
by Dmg80
Yesterday 09:25 PM Go to last post
Landscape Lighting Designers and Contractors Discuss a Full Spectrum of Issues Involving Outdoor Lighting.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss the installation and maintenance of ponds, water gardens, along with fish, electricity, rocks, pricing, software, designs, filters, treatment, pumps, waterfalls and more.
Landscaping business owners discuss upcoming industry trade shows you may want to attend or post pictures and information about trade shows you have attended.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Aspects of Tree Climbing, Pruning, and Felling.
05-14-2015 03:48 PM Go to last post
Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Types of Equipment and Accessories.
05-22-2015 10:32 PM Go to last post
Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Use and Application of Different Kinds of Fertilizers and Pesticides. Tree Diseases Are Also Discussed.
05-23-2015 07:51 AM Go to last post
Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Importance of Safety and The Different Types of Safety Accessories Available.
03-24-2015 07:30 AM Go to last post
Tree Service Professionals discuss their sawmilling experiences.
by pwoller
04-25-2015 01:42 PM Go to last post
Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Fire Wood Aspect of The Tree Service Business.
05-22-2015 09:56 PM Go to last post
Announcements, Press Releases, New Products for Tree Services

Recent Headlines from Superintendent Magazine

Project EverGreen Kicks Off "Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids." Initiative
Those in the golf industry already recognize the importance of getting kids on the course early on. Not only is it beneficial for kids to ...... Read More
Stay on Guard
When it comes to greens, some golf course superintendents are pushing their greens to the edge.  That is, they’re ramping up green speeds to meet ...... Read More
How to Manage The Talent Drain
As the parent of a 21-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son, I’m resigned to the fact there isn’t much agreement between father and children at this ...... Read More
Winter's Wallop
Note: this was originally published in late March 2015. Northeast superintendents take wait-and-see approach to turf buried by snow and battered by cold. To say ...... Read More
Don't Go Over the Edge
“We’re livin’ on the edge.” Steven Tyler, the renowned rock vocalist, sang/screamed those lyrics in Aerosmith’s 1990s hit “Livin’ on the Edge.” Golf course superintendents ...... Read More
Their Indispensable Advice Echoes More Than 100 Years Later
As the story goes, Drs. Charles Vancouver Piper and Russell A. Oakley were approached by various individuals as far back as 1906 for advice on ...... Read More
Golf and Florida... Makes Sense
It seems golf and Florida were made for each other. Think mustard and ketchup. Golf 20/20, a collaboration of organizations representing all segments of the ...... Read More
BASF Launches Summer Holiday Promotion
The summer holidays are just around the corner. Soon, more players and more traffic will put more disease stress on golf courses. To help keep ...... Read More
Rockwind Community Links Opens
Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs, New Mexico, celebrated its opening on May 18, 2015, with a ceremonial first drive by Fred Couples, a Hall of ...... Read More
Drone Imaging for the Golf Course
GreenSight Agronomics aims to reduce golf courses' water and chemical costs through aerial drone imaging, offering superintendents more detailed information about their golf courses from ...... Read More
Talking turf issues. Discuss all facets of golf course maintenance here.
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Your take on golf and everything else sports related
05-25-2015 12:29 PM Go to last post

Additional Industries

Miscellaneous & Related Forums

Several members from both LawnSite and PlowSite requested this forum. This is where you can discuss this add-on service.
by Nick508
Yesterday 10:20 AM Go to last post
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss power washing and pressure washing as an additional service to offer.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss selling Christmas trees and other seasonal products like pumpkins, flowers, etc.
Lawn care and landscaping business owners discuss the topic of alternative fuel types in this forum.
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