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General Forums - Polls, Pictures, Announcements, Etc.

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Learn How To Start A Lawn Care Business, A Landscaping Business, And Discuss Questions and Issues Around Lawn Mowing, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Design and Build, Irrigation, Lighting, Fertilization, Water Gardening, and More.
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!
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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.
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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
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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.
Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Equipment such as Walk Behind Mowers, ZTR Mowers, Line Trimmers, Backpack Blowers, Attachments, etc.
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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...
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.
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!
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.
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Lawn Care Business Owners and Professionals discussing business management topics that include: Best Practices, Adding/Offering Services, Business Tools, Logistics, Staffing, etc.

Recent Headlines from Turf Design Build Magazine

PLANET Becomes NALP
As of April 1, the Professional Landcare Network will become The National Association of Landscape Professionals. It's been 10 years since the Associated Landscape Contractors ...... Read More
Topcon Announces Partnership with Toro for GPS-guided Turf Sprayer
Livermore, Calif., USA/ Capelle A/d Ijssel, The Netherlands - Topcon Positioning Group announces a partnership with The Toro Company in the development of a new ...... Read More
Profile Products Honors Outstanding Distributor Accomplishments at Annual Awards Ceremony
PORTLAND, OR.  -- Profile Products recognized the outstanding work of several of its distribution partners for engineered and specified erosion control products at its awards ...... Read More
Financing and Leasing Tips for Contractors
With the spring season right around the corner, professional landscape contractors (PLCs) are evaluating their fleet and deciding what they need to acquire before the ...... Read More
Lambert Promotes New Design and Development VP
DALLAS, Texas - Lambert Landscape Company, headquartered here, promoted Jodi Joseph to vice president, design and development. She will oversee all landscape and garden projects from ...... Read More
Profit Rules
Green industry companies have not remained unscathed by the recent recession, with landscape construction businesses among the hardest hit. Through the recession years, many landscape ...... Read More
Designed To Sell
Imagine taking visuals of plants, trees, shrubs, hardscapes, water features and lighting and moving them around a computer screen to create a landscape. Then suppose ...... Read More
New England GROWS Announces New Dates
BOSTON, Mass. – New England Grows, the Northeast’s largest educational conference and green industry exposition, announced new dates for its next annual conference: Dec. 2-4, ...... Read More
Efficiency Rules
There are many arguments for and against the irrigation of green roofs. Some feel they should be more sustainable and not use water, where others ...... Read More
Stano Landscaping Receives Masonry Award
Stano Landscaping, Inc. received a Gold Award (Best Clay Paver Commercial Application under $25,000) from the Wisconsin Masonry Alliance for the Aurora St. Luke’s South ...... 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.
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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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Recent Headlines from Tree Services Magazine

Paladin Attachments Acquires Kodiak Manufacturing
Paladin Attachments, a manufacturer of couplers and attachments throughout North America, has acquired Kodiak Manufacturing, Inc. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Charleston, Tennessee, Kodiak ...... Read More
Learning as You Go
Oscar Wilde once said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” A tuxedo might be a little overdressed for tree work, but Wilde was definitely ...... Read More
ISA International Tree Climbing Preview
March 20-22, 2015 in Rowlett Park, Tampa, Florida Schedule Friday, March 20 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Plant valuation and Appraisal Workshop 11:00 pm ...... Read More
Thousands of Professionals Attend New England GROWS
New England GROWS attracted thousands of commercial horticulture professionals to its industry-wide conference in Boston from Feb. 4-6. Participants visited more than 450 exhibiting vendors, ...... Read More
Southern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture Conference and Trade Show Preview
1| Arborjet | Booth #102 Join thousands of arborists using Arborjet to grow their businesses and get effective results. Come check out Arborjet's latest advancements ...... Read More
Happy 10th Anniversary ... To Us!
Steve Jobs, the late entrepreneur, inventor and co-founder of Apple, once said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and ...... Read More
Investigating Hardwood Borers
Whether native or introduced, hardwood borers are inner feeders. As such, they are also largely invisible ... that is, until their activity has been going ...... Read More
Product Spotlight: Skid Loaders & Attachments
Ammbusher The DL-72 and DL-66 direct drive brush cutters provide 72- and 66-inch cutting widths, respectively, and are designed to fit skid loaders running 22 ...... Read More
New Partnerships for FEVA with Blackstone
Forestry Equipment of Virginia (FEVA) joins Custom Truck & Equipment and Utility Fleet Sales to form Utility One Source. The three family operated businesses are ...... Read More
Annual New England Grows Conference to be Held in December 2015
New England Grows will hold its next annual conference  from Dec. 2-4, 2015 in Boston. Traditionally scheduled in February, New England Grows moves to December ...... Read More
Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Aspects of Tree Climbing, Pruning, and Felling.
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.
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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Announcements, Press Releases, New Products for Tree Services
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Recent Headlines from Superintendent Magazine

New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation to File Claim for Projected Losses
Winter Storm Juno hurt business when it hit the New England region during the last week of January. The New England Regional Turfgrass Show, held ...... Read More
Pure Seed and Atlas Turf to Acquire Sea Spray
Pure Seed and Atlas Turf International signed a letter of intent agreement (LOI) with Jacklin Seed to acquire Sea Spray Seeded Seashore Paspalum. According to ...... Read More
Portrait of the Industry
In December and January, we surveyed about 400 golf course superintendents on the state of their profession, including questions about the state of the golf ...... Read More
Now Hear This: Maybe Earphones Have a Place
Winter allows most of us some time to review, reorganize and, in some cases, revise some of our regulations and methods. One of the areas ...... Read More
Syngenta Launches Velista Fungicide
Syngenta is launching Velista fungicide to offer golf course superintendents a solution for controlling key turf diseases - brown patch, dollar spot and anthracnose - ...... Read More
Oregon Seed Association Continues to Grow
More than 140 people attended the Oregon Seed Association's (OSA) 46th annual Mid-Winter Meeting at the Salem Conference Center, marking another year of growth for ...... Read More
Propane's Expansive Uses to be Highlighted at Golf Industry Show
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is inviting club owners and managers attending the Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, Texas, to learn how ...... Read More
Syngenta Celebrates the Many Faces of Superintendents
A golf course superintendent's job description is multi-faceted. There is turf to manage, but also budgets to plan, environmental demands to address, staff members to ...... Read More
BASF Expands Uses for Lexicon Intrinsic and Xzemplar Fungicides
BASF has issued recommendations expanding the application profiles of its Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide and Xzemplar fungicide for use against four additional turfgrass diseases in ...... Read More
Feherty Sets a Shining Example
This month David Feherty is speaking at the Golf Industry Show for the second time in four years. My question for show organizers is: “What ...... 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
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Additional Industries

Recent Headlines from Sportsfield Management Magazine

Pure Seed and Atlas Turf to Acquire Sea Spray
Pure Seed and Atlas Turf International signed a letter of intent agreement (LOI) with Jacklin Seed to acquire Sea Spray Seeded Seashore Paspalum. According to ...... Read More
Industry Q&A: Noel T Brusius
I am the Sports Turf Manager For the Waukegan SportsPark Waukegan (Illinois) Park District What field care product/piece of equipment could you not live without? ...... Read More
The Best Remedy for Weed Control Is...
What's the best way to control weeds on your sports field? Jared Hoyle, a turfgrass professor from Kansas State University, offered up the answer at ...... Read More
See a Doctor... And Soon
I sat in the tiny examination room waiting for the doctor to arrive with the news. After what seemed like an eternity – it was ...... Read More
Golf Courses Turned Athletic Fields
Golf courses continue to close at a rate of about 130 to 150 per year in the U.S. There are myriad reasons, mostly 20 years ...... Read More
Turfgrass Industry Loses James McAfee
James Andrew McAfee passed away on Jan. 31, 2015 in Edinburg, Texas after a lengthy battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. A turfgrass industry veteran with Texas ...... Read More
BRANDT Names New Technical Manager
BRANDT, a manufacturer of agricultural specialty products and owner of Grigg Brothers, has named Dr. Gordon Kauffman III as the technical manager for the turf ...... Read More
All for One, One for All
During the last several years, several products that combine a crabgrass herbicide with a broadleaf herbicide have been introduced. The introduction of these products has ...... Read More
Louisiana High School Boasts Supreme Scoreboard
Ever wonder what the top of the mountain looks like as far as high school scoreboards go? West Monroe High School, in West Monroe Louisiana, ...... Read More
Latest Crumb Rubber Research Study Supports it Safety
The latest research on crumb rubber, the material commonly used in synthetic fields, supports existing evidence that the material is safe when used in synthetic ...... Read More

Recent Headlines from American Nurseryman Magazine

SipcamAdvan to Market Rotam Products in Specialty Markets
SipcamAdvan announced it will become the exclusive marketer and seller of Rotam North America's line of turf and ornamental products, effective March 1. Under the ...... Read More
SNA 2015 Scheduled for July
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) announced preliminary plans for SNA 2015, scheduled for July 21-23 at Atlanta’s Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). SNA 2015 is ...... Read More
AFE Accepting Educational Grant Applications Through June 1
Applicants can now apply for the American Floral Endowment (AFE) educational grants for 2015-2016. Educational grant applications are available online and must be submitted no ...... Read More
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) to Become the National Association of Landscape Professionals
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced that the organization's name will change to the National Association of Landscape Professionals in April. The association is the ...... Read More
Drain Smart Discs Save Time and Money for Gardeners
Drain Smart discs are a new product designed for the container-drainer market sector as an alternative to gravel, bark and packing peanuts; found to hinder ...... Read More
Maryland quarantines against thousand cankers disease
The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has implemented a quarantine that makes it illegal to move walnut material and hardwood firewood out of a 21-square-mile ...... Read More
The Garden Center Group Transitions Ownership
The Garden Center Group, Inc. announced transition of ownership from Robert and Wendy Hendrickson to Danny and Karen Summers, who will assume ownership and full management beginning March ...... Read More
Early Registration Ends February 26 for Perennial Plant Conference
UConn Extension is sponsoring the Perennial Plant Conference - A Conference for the Landscape and Horticultural Professional. The conference will be held at the Lewis ...... Read More
Peter Orum Named ILCA's 2014 Man of the Year
Midwest Groundcovers LLC announced that Peter Orum has been named ILCA's 2014 Man of the Year. Peter will be honored and celebrated at the Excellence ...... Read More
MetroVane Wayfinders Enable Buyers to Go Online to Custom Design Directional Signs
MetroVanes introduced wayfinders that enable buyers to go online to custom design directional signs for residential gardens, patios, decks and lawns, each providing accurate compass ...... Read More

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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss power washing and pressure washing as an additional service to offer.
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