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Turf Magazine - Follow These Turf Trends Toward Profit - Economy and environment are two words driving lawn care product trends.
Follow These Turf Trends Toward Profit
If you wanted to sum up lawn care trend drivers for the year 2014 in just two words, you could do worse than choosing the words "economy" and "environment." The year 2014 was one of ... Read More
Missing: Customer. If Found, Please Return
As landscape contractors prepare for next year, one thing they are always concerned about is attrition. How many clients are they going to lose and how many clients do they need to gain in o... Read More
The Story Of Scroogescapes
It was Christmas Eve and Mr. Scrooge was in his parlor reflecting on the past year and his business. He had already downed several Christmas ales and was muttering a "humbug" about his emplo... Read More
Cash Is King
As the end of the year nears, most contractors begin reviewing their year-end results with their accountants and advisors. As they do this, there are three very important elements that ge... Read More
Is An Answering Service A Good Idea?
What is the best way to handle incoming calls from potential clients when you are busy working in the field? Is an answering service the answer? Or is it better to hire an administra... Read More
Closing The Sale: The Art Of Adding Urgency
My wife and I are selling our condo and buying a new home in the country. If you haven't tried to manage this transition, it's stressful. As we went over our checklist of things to do befo... Read More
Trucks, Trailers & Accessories
TRUCKS Crysteel Mfg.E-Tipper Series bodies are available in carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel, and feature sculpted front and rear pillars and one-piece seamless sides. ... Read More
The Great Recession Is History, But Not Its Lessons
It's been a long, tough slog back to growth for our industry following the housing meltdown of 2007. While many of us still had projects booked into the first half of 2008, design/build work... Read More
Bryan Mours
With 25-plus years of experience in all aspects of the green industry, Bryan Mours has done everything from spreading fertilizers to building budgets for multimillion-dollar firms. He star... Read More
Heeding His Father's Advice
"Have two of everything you need," Jack Robertson's father advised him. Robertson was in his senior year in college, majoring in agronomy at the University of Missouri. It was 1978, an... Read More
Production-Boosters Dominate 2014 GIE+EXPO
Trade shows are great for networking, renewing business acquaintances and getting away from the daily grind. But mostly we go to trade shows to see and learn something new. This year's record-breaking... Read More
Water Without Waste
In previous generations, a landscape architect or an irrigation contractor might have whipped up a quick drawing and penciled in notes on a grid to show the location of lawns, beds and tr... Read More
Winterize Your Compact Equipment
Winter takes a tough toll on tractors and compact equipment. Even a tractor that runs like a champ in the spring and summer can end up suffering after exposure to cold winter weather. ... Read More
Insects On The March
This year proved to be one of the worst on record for fall armyworms The severity of turf insects can fluctuate every year based on Mother Nature and the specific conditions she deli... Read More
Top 10 Apps for Landscapers
These days there's an app for almost anything, and landscape and turf management is no exception. But we know that sifting through all of the apps in the app store can be time-consuming... Read More
There's An App For That
As consumers turn to their smartphones to not only find information but also to schedule services, it was only a matter of time until someone would capitalize on the opportunity in the ... 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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Nationwide used equipment ads. Members can sell and buy equipment from one another. No commercial/dealer posting allowed.
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.
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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss the use of ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and UTV (Utility Task Vehicles) for their business.
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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss tractors and the mechanics of equipment geared toward the Green Industry
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Lawn Care and Landscaping Business Owners discuss renting and or leasing of equipment such as trenchers, skid steers, dump trucks and more.
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Lawn & Landscape Maintenance - Mowing, Shrubs, Mulching, Etc.

Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Techniques, Ideas, Strategies, etc.
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Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Equipment such as Walk Behind Mowers, ZTR Mowers, Line Trimmers, Backpack Blowers, Attachments, etc.
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...
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss pesticides, herbicides, licensing, legislation, application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss fertilizers and plant nutrition: application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
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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!
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Lawn Care & Landscape Business Owners Discuss Aeration, Dethatching, Seeding, Soil Amendments, etc...
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Florida Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss pesticides, herbicides, licensing, legislation, application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
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Turf Design Build Magazine - A Price, A Plan & A Process - Navigate your way through estimating design/build jobs.
A Price, A Plan & A Process
The most common complaint heard from landscape and irrigation professionals is: "I don't know if I'm making money on this project." A proper estimating process should allow landscape prof... Read More
You've Got Mail
Sure, it might feel like you're wasting time typing info to a customer when you can talk to them on the phone because you can express feelings with the tone of your voice more than you... Read More
Appreciation Education
When it comes to expressing appreciation, business owners and managers have room to improve. In fact, one of the most common reasons people seek new employment opportunities is due to their ... Read More
Edible Gardening Trend Sticks
The edible gardening trend will continue in 2015, according to the Garden Writers Association Foundation's 2014 Edible Gardening Report, which says the majority of consumers (58 percen... Read More
Douglas Owens-Pike
When Douglas Owens-Pike entered the landscape industry, his goal was to demonstrate more sustainable practices. He ultimately founded the landscape design firm, EnergyScapes, Inc., specia... Read More
Smart Marketing With Smart Irrigation
The Irrigation Association's Smart Irrigation Month Committee named the winners of its 2014 Smart Marketing Contest, which recognizes companies that demonstrate outstanding efforts to promot... Read More
New Heavy-Duty Paver OptionEnglish Edge Rose heavy-duty pavers from Pine Hall Brick are 2.75 inches thick and have a compressive strength of over 12,500 psi. The color is permanent, ... Read More
At Bat
Similar to how honeybees are welcome additions to landscapes because of their efficient pollinating abilities, bats are also opportune in landscapes as natural pest controllers. But... Read More
Deck Design Do's
Faced with the current housing market, many homeowners have made the decision to stay in place and renovate or redesign an existing home rather than move. As such, many homeowners have... Read More
Landscapers Discuss Design, Architecture, Installation, Equipment, Plant Stock, Estimating, etc.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss all aspects of irrigation, pricing, bidding, installation, maintenance, manufacturers, books, and various systems.
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Landscapers Discuss Patios, Walls, Drive Ways, Walk Ways and More!
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.
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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 Services Magazine - Marketing Mania - Survival In Today's Competitive Market Could Hinge On How You Promote Your Business
Marketing Mania
Promoting your business is important. That's common sense. But not all marketing efforts work. Take this example: A well-known coffee company did what many brands have done to i... Read More
Small Business Owners: Keep Fighting, Don't Give Up
While doing research for the cover story of this issue of Tree Services, which deals with using marketing to grow your business, I talked to a lot of tree care business owners. Many owned sm... Read More
What's New
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Too much of a good thing is not so good. Well-placed wood chip mulch helps prevent winter damage in several ways. Damage from winter is the perfect embodiment of the can, the can't a... Read More
All-Industry Directory
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Perhaps the most difficult and dangerous trees to cut are ones that have been damaged by storms. These trees should be tackled only by the most skilled and experienced tree cutters, for they are, in... Read More
Winter Blues
The nature of trees downed by storms increases the challenges and hazards of tree care operations exponentially. As recent events in upstate New York have proven, the late autumn and... Read More
Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Aspects of Tree Climbing, Pruning, and Felling.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Types of Equipment and Accessories.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Use and Application of Different Kinds of Fertilizers and Pesticides. Tree Diseases Are Also Discussed.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Importance of Safety and The Different Types of Safety Accessories Available.
Tree Service Professionals discuss their sawmilling experiences.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Fire Wood Aspect of The Tree Service Business.
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Recent Headlines from Superintendent Magazine

Superintendent Magazine's People of the Year Part 2: "Every Superintendent Wishes They Had a General Manager Like This" Award
As 2014 comes to a close, we are highlighting those who made an impact in the world of golf course maintenance this year. From having ...... Read More
Superintendent Magazine's People of the Year Part 1: "Tough Chin" Award
As 2014 comes to a close, we are highlighting those who made an impact in the world of golf course maintenance this year. From having ...... Read More
Michael Moyer joins Redexim Turf Products
Redexim Turf Products, the factory direct store for Redexim North America, based in Fenton, Mo., has added a new staff member: Michael Moyer of Lamar, ...... Read More
Williams Honored as Golf Course Superintendent of the Year
Just two months on from a helicopter airlift after falling ill on the job, Anthony Williams, Certified Golf Course Superintendent, has been honored as Superintendent ...... Read More
Jacobsen Announces Direct Distribution in North & Central Florida, Georgia and Alabama
Jacobsen will establish direct distribution capabilities to serve customers in North & Central Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The company believes it can better support customers ...... Read More
John Deere: A Testament to Sustainability
Editor’s note: The June issue of Superintendent magazine features a special supplement on golf and sustainability. We were fortunate to have several advertisers/sponsors involved in ...... Read More
Mangum Will Retire From AAC
Next month, Ken Mangum will be inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. It will be a fitting conclusion to an excellent career. Mangum, ...... Read More
Vittum to Receive USGA Green Section Award
The United States Golf Association (USGA) will award Dr. Patricia J. Vittum as the recipient of the 2015 USGA Green Section Award. Presented annually since ...... Read More
Makowski Joins Jacobsen
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Jacobsen recently added Chris Makowski as a territory sales manager. Makowski comes to Jacobsen from Toro distributor Grassland Equipment and Irrigation in ...... Read More
Rain Bird Wins Top Award for IC System
Tucson, Arizona-based Rain Bird’s IC Integrated Control System has been recognized by the European Irrigation Association (EIA) as the winner of the 2014 EIA Golf ...... Read More
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Sports Field Management Magazine - Star Power - Mark Hickman plans to have the field at AT&T Stadium in marquee condition for the inaugural College Football Championship Game, just like he does for all the stadium's events
Star Power
Mark Hickman stands on the turf in the middle of AT&T Stadium, immersed in the prodigious blue star that's one of the most recognizable logos of arguably the greatest franchise in... Read More
Of Pesticides and Paranoia
At Wheeler High School in North Stonington, Connecticut, the soccer field was overrun by grubs, which were overrun by skunks and crows. You can guess the results: The soccer field was ravage... Read More
Are You Ready for GMO Bluegrass?
It looks like Roundup-resistant Kentucky bluegrass (RRKB) seed will hit the market in the next couple of years. This past summer the seed was tested in the lawns of some Scotts Miracle-Gro s... Read More
New Product Lineup
Extend the Life of Artificial TurfThe ATA 1200 from Avant Tecno USA attaches to the Avant loader, allowing groundskeepers to maintain and clean artificial turf surfaces. How it wor... Read More
Hello, My Name Is...
What path led you to a career in sports field management? Growing up in eastern Washington, I worked on a cattle ranch and always enjoyed working outside. I always enjoyed playing sports ... Read More
Synthetic Turf and Cancer - Where Do We Go From Here?
If you Google "synthetic turf and cancer," you'll find a litany of stories on the subject from the last several weeks. The stories range from blogs and big-name news organizations, such... Read More
Seed, Sod and Infield Soils
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Let It Snow...
Bing Crosby's vision of a "Winter Wonderland" involved sleigh bells and plenty of snow. For sports turf managers charged with keeping fields playable through late fall, winter and earl... Read More
Proper Identification Required
Some years ago I was invited to a high school to help diagnose a problem on the infield of the school's baseball field. Half of the turf was brown, with patches of dead grass scattered throughout the ... Read More
Talking Fungicides
The fungicide market is getting more difficult to manage because of the number of new products, combinations, and formulation types and additives. As a result, the best thing to do is make a cheat s... Read More

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American Nurseryman Magazine - 2015 New Plants -
Dream On
This year - 2014 - marked my 20th year as editor of American Nurseryman. Hold on: I don't mention that because I'm hoping for applause (thank you, thank you very much), but because it mea... Read More

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