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Recent Headlines from TurfMagazine.com

Recent Headlines from TurfMagazine.com

Turf Magazine - Hit Your Pricing Target - Contractors have gotten into a rut of pricing low to win jobs. Now they struggle to find prices that work. for both their customers and their bottom lines.
Hit Your Pricing Target
All Bob Stewart, owner of RHS LawnCare in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, wants is to price fairly for the quality work he's providing. Stewart was running a $100,000-plus, successful, o... Read More
Every Day a New Challenge
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the John Deere World Headquarters in Moline, Illinois, and Richard "Dick" Roels is proud to have been a part of it for the past 33 years. He sta... Read More
The Price is Right... Until It's Wrong
My grandfather watched "The Price is Right" religiously. I can remember going to his house and seeing this game show (and others just like it) regularly on the television. In fact, I got so ... Read More
Stay in your lane
What lane are you in right now within your company? That's not an easy question to answer, is it? I know it's not, because I just had to answer that same question about myself and my company. ... Read More
Use Technology to Manage and Improve Your Business
GPS, CRM, Real Green, MS Project, Google Docs, Go iLawn, Service Autopilot, Google Maps, and the list could go on and on. For years our landscape industry lagged in using the latest and grea... Read More
Get Personal With Your Sales Approach
Recently I received a direct-mail piece from a local real estate broker that truly got my attention. Grabbing a sales prospect's attention via direct mail in today's market is not an easy t... Read More
What's New!
Reel It InThe NSCR 700 Series spring rewind reels from Hannay Reels are equipped to handle electric cable reels, and feature a non-sparking ratchet and declutching arbor prevents i... Read More
Know Thyself, but Know Your Key Employees Better
Greek Philosopher Socrates is credited with coming up with the aphorism "Know thyself" a very long time ago, predating by several millennia Dr. Phil, Judge Judy and other "great" minds of ou... Read More
Building Upon its Success
Landscape Etc., Inc.'s 80-plus employees provide landscape and snow services in a two-hour radius from its Massachusetts headquarters. Steve Christy likes to drive home a certain p... Read More
Powering Up Commercial Mowing
Only now, looking back, is it possible to see how much the 2008-2009 recession changed the game for landscape contractors. As the housing market imploded and contractors saw their desi... Read More
Propane Slowly Builds Momentum
Commercial cutters can go one of two routes in converting their fleets to propane. They can buy and use mowers equipped with Kohler propane engines. The adoption of propane-powered m... Read More
Build a More Productive Workforce
Today, business owners face the challenges of maintaining productivity, as well as keeping their workforce engaged and motivated. The answer lies with creating a work environment that mai... Read More
The Popularity of Permeability
Interest in permeable pavers is growing because of increased attention to reducing stormwater runoff and client demands for eco-friendly landscaping practices. With permeable pavers, wat... Read More
Client Cleanups
For those of you who mow commercial properties, how do you handle trash cleanup? There's most likely at least a small amount of debris that you need to clear before mowing, and for one ... Read More
Sultans of Snow
Photo: IStockphoto_RAW/thinkstock Tom Canete and Steve Jomides are the Big Apple's sultans of snow. Their separate successful landscaping businesses collectively reflect nearly 60 years... Read More
Selling Renovation Services
Turf renovation and overseeding offer many benefits. Contractors report that clients, even customers that previously maintained a tight grip on their budgets, are now showing renewed... Read More
Prepare for More of the White Stuff
Turfgrassand ornamentals will soon be shivering in the North and the Midwest, according to the 2014-2015 Winter Weather Outlook developed by The Farmers Almanac. Their predictions ... Read More
Light Up Your Fall Revenue
When days shorten and temperatures drop, many landscape company owners start thinking about new ways to keep their best employees busy and to generate extra revenue to close out the ye... Read More
Ready For Another Tough Winter?
Photo: http://WeatherAdvance.com The Farmers Almanac predicts much of the South is in for a chilly and wet winter. "No region will see prolonged spells of above-normal temperatures;... Read More
Don't Put Off Weed Control
As winter approaches, your lawn management priorities shift. While mowing and irrigation schedules slow, there is still plenty to be done. Fall is one of those times of the year when y... Read More
Falling for Fertilization
The last days of summer have faded away, so fall fertilization packages are already underway. Now is the time to fertilize to strengthen plant and turf roots so they survive the winter... Read More
West Winter Outlook a Mixed Bag
Photo: http://WeatherAdvance.com The Pacific Northwest is in for a chilly winter, and the U.S. Southwest expects a cool one, according to the 2014-2015 Winter Weather Outlook develope... Read More
The Importance of Preventing Backflow
Backflow prevention is something landscapers and irrigation contractors often take for granted, but the installation of this device should be an integral component of any effective irr... Read More
Bill Leuenberger
To Bill Leuenberger, soil and turf manager at Chalet Landscape Nursery and Garden Center in Wilmette, Illinois, staying informed is crucial for lawn care businesses today. "What affe... Read More
View From The Top
Who wouldn't want to do more business in less time, with better results and save money to boot? Online property measurement software using aerial photography promises all of these ... Read More

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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 the mechanics of Green Industry specific equipment such as blowers, mowers, trimmers, and other manufacturer specific equipment
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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 heavy equipment used by Green Industry professionals such as dump trucks, bull dozers, tractors and various other machinery
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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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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 TurfDesignBuild.com

Turf Design Build Magazine - Get Inside The Minds of Your Clients - Today's customers are connected, educated and demanding. Tap into their psyche to better understand them and win the work.
Get Inside The Minds of Your Clients
Let's face it, today's customers are different. They are more knowledgeable about a product or service before they purchase it. They have instant access to information (whether it's about... Read More
Uncover Your Clients' True Motivations
I was having a conversation recently with a friend who is moving from Ohio to North Carolina as a result of her husband's job transfer. Her family has lived in Ohio for about a year, a... Read More
Seamless Handoffs
Growing up playing sports taught me the value of a good, reliable handoff. In football, a bad handoff often results in turning over the ball. Nothing takes the heart out of a team like coughing up the... Read More
In Home Buying, Landscapes Need Inspections, Too
When looking for a new home, buyers often become so focused on the house, they forget to consider other aspects of the home that can contribute to its value, mainly landscaping. In fa... Read More
Kevin McHale
Since 1981, Kevin McHale and his brother/partner, Steve McHale, have designed, constructed and planted gardens throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland's Eastern Shore and N... Read More
Into the Future: Wiser Watering
More than ever before, the many "smart" irrigation technologies available today allow landscapers to maintain first-rate landscapes for their clients while maximizing water efficiency. ... Read More
HNA Product Spotlight
AnchorSave time and money with improved job site efficiency by using the Torpedo base block. This strong, lightweight block is a great foundation for use with rear-lipped Anchor reta... Read More
Reshaping Nature
Waterfalls are already majestic in nature - inspiration all their own because of the way they send a reflective sheet of sheer, sparkling water flowing with gravity into a rocky bed. T... Read More
Inspiring Outdoor Play
Some trends come and go, according to the whims of the ages. Others make perfect sense on many levels. The latest trends in children's landscape design fall into the latter category. Today... 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!
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Landscape Lighting Designers and Contractors Discuss a Full Spectrum of Issues Involving Outdoor Lighting.
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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 TreeServicesMagazine.com

Tree Services Magazine - Linked In - Working aloft can be cumbersome and even life threatening without a good tie-in point
Linked In
Friction-management devices reduce overall friction in the climbing system and add a certain level of consistency to how the climbing hitch works. There are many technicalities, conce... Read More
What's New
Multipurpose MachineVermeer's FT100 forestry tractor, equipped with an aboveground mulcher, is a 111-hp Tier 4 Interim (Stage IIIB) skid steer loader with a forestry mulcher attachment... Read More
Our 'Absolute Necessity' To Our Readers
The world is changing, and Tree Services magazine is changing with it. We think it's important to share some of those changes with you. First, for a year now EBSCO Industries' Grand View M... Read More
Ascending a Single Line
Single line ascent, single rope technique (SRT), and from the grizzled vets "that new trash y'all been messin' around with" - regardless of what you call it, the use of a single static l... Read More
TCI EXPO Preview
TCI EXPO offers educational opportunities with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture, as well as the chance to network with colleagues, vendors and manufacturers ... Read More
The Key With Fall Fertilization
Fertilization programs are utilized to maintain the vigorous and healthy growth of trees and to increase their resistance to damage from insects and diseases. When applied judiciously t... Read More
Product Spotlight
Aerial Lifts AltecAltec offers a complete line of aerial units. Insulated or non-insulated, telescopic or telescopic articulating, and overcenter or non-overcenter. Custom built uni... 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.
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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

Harsco Aims to Transform Waste Materials into Sustainable Products
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
LebanonTurf Introduces Lebanon Stabilized Nitrogen
LebanonTurf is now offering Lebanon Stabilized Nitrogen (LSN), which features urease inhibitor technology, which, unlike traditional urea-based programs, significantly reduces volatilization by stopping urease enzymes from ...... Read More
Trio of Georgia Superintendents Named to Hall of Fame
The only golf course superintendent to have hosted a U.S. Open Championship in Georgia will be among three men inducted into the Georgia Golf Course ...... Read More
Haguewood Named Technical Manager for Macro-Sorb
John Haguewood was named technical manager for Macro-Sorb Technologies LLC, a provider of professional-grade amino acid products for the turf management industry, and SMS Additive Solutions ...... Read More
Fabrizio to Receive Carolinas GCSA's Top Honor
Mike Fabrizio, certified golf course superintendent at Daniel Island Club in Charleston, South Carolina, will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the 1,800-member ...... Read More
Course Is First Signature Sanctuary in Hawaii
After meeting the strict environmental criteria and requirements of the Audubon International Signature Program, Kohanaiki has been designated as the first Certified Signature Sanctuary in the ...... Read More
Bluejack National Is First Audubon Classic Member in Texas
Bluejack National, a community and championship golf course in Montgomery, Texas, currently under development, has recently registered as a member of the Audubon International Classic ...... Read More
Dan Jenkins to Receive Old Tom Award
Legendary golf writer Dan Jenkins will get his due at the Golf Industry Show in San Antonio when he’s presented with the 2015 Old Tom ...... Read More
A Time to Receive, A Time to Give
When I heard what Matt Henkel was doing, I said to myself, "That would make a great story." But I wasn't sure how to tell ...... Read More
Talking Herbicides
Question: What's the most important thing golf course superintendents need to keep in mind when forming a weed control program? Editor's note: In October and November, Superintendent magazine is ...... Read More
Talking turf issues. Discuss all facets of golf course maintenance here.
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Additional Industries

Recent Headlines from SportsFieldManagementMagazine.com

Sports Field Management Magazine - Smart as a... Phone - How sports field managers are using technology to become more astute at their jobs
Smart as a... Phone
Your most important field management tool might not be parked in your maintenance garage; it might be in your shirt pocket. Mowers, aerators, sprayers they're all important, but think a... Read More
Consider the Source
I couldn't believe what I was reading: "Little League Baseball announced today that the Little League World Series will leave Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 2015 for a proposed $400 million ... Read More
Imagine a World Without Sports Field Managers
You only need three things for this game - a ball, some players and a field. And somebody has to set the field, even if it's just four orange cones marking the corners. Somebody has got to... Read More
New Product Lineup
New Tool to Fight Weeds in CaliforniaTribute Total has been approved for use in California, according to Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP. A postemergent h... Read More
Weston Appelfeller
What path led you to a career in sports field management? I loved playing sports, but knew that I wasn't good enough to play professionally. I also enjoyed being outside and mowing lawns... Read More
Bleachers, Scoreboards & Lighting
AAE - Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co.The 7.5-foot-long scorer's table with movable attached bench with backrest is fabricated from aluminum. The self-contained unit seats up to five ... Read More
Double Play
Villanova Stadium in Philadelphia plays host to a variety of events. When referring to multitasking, the saying used to be "walking and chewing gum at the same time." These days, wal... Read More
The Ins and Outs of Topdressing
A golden rule of topdressing is to match the material with the underlying soil. The material used for topdressing turf is usually sand, sandy topsoil, compost or a combination of the... Read More
Fuel for Thought
R&R Products' Jim Coker shows off a propane-powered mower. Coker's left hand is positioned on the propane tank. Quality of cut. Those three words are fundamental to sports field ... Read More

Recent Headlines from AmeriNursery.com

American Nurseryman Magazine - East Coast Envy - High-end residential work is the hallmark of McHale Landscape Design, and one project in Virginia is a shining example of how this company does it all.
East Coast Envy
Vienna, Virginia, is a nice place to live. It's so desirable, in fact, that Money magazine ranked it third in the publication's 2013 "Best Places to Live" listing. With a population of just... Read More
How not to sell Volkswagens
I've got nothing against VWs. I've owned several in my time, black after black after "Atlas Gray," each more reliable and serviceable than the last. I switched to Subaru because of my dog an... Read More
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Photo courtesy of The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens; Bugwood.org In this age of instant gratification, we tend to want the flashiest plant and to want it now. We're dazzled by the ne... Read More
Looking Back
We're just a month away from our annual New Plant Introductions issue, and each year we're excited to see what's waiting in the wings. Lots of exciting new developments and lots of twists on standards... Read More
Pollinators, Pesticides and Public Perception
There has been flurry of media reports in the last year or so describing the plight of honeybees and the potential collapse of their role in pollinating many of our fruit and vegetable crops... Read More
Product Picks
Tiny plants Faery plants are the hottest trend in retail garden centers. Eason Horticultural Resources proudly offers Faery Garden Kingdom plants from Possum Run Greenhouses in Bellville, Ohio. These... Read More
What's Growing On
Winning plants at FarwestFarwest's New Varieties Showcase yielded some awesome winners this year, including Spring Fleecing Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus 'Spring Fleecing'), of... Read More
Marketing Tips for Growers
American Nurseryman: How can growers best identify their customers, or potential customers? Professor Behe: (I'm framing the response to this question for a customer, which I int... Read More
Making the Cut
Houses become homes and streets become boulevards thanks to the trees in our landscapes. And they are workhorses for humans, too. They shade homes and lower energy bills, increase the pro... Read More
No Substitutions for Specifics
Flower color and time of bloom can be important considerations when specifying a particular plant. But are those qualities made clear? "May I have breakfast potatoes instead of hash ... Read More

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