Hustler Turf Turns 50

Latest News Hustler Turf recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a dealer event in Orlando, Florida. Based in Hesston, Kansas, Hustler Turf created the world’s first zero-turn mower in 1964 and has rema ... More

Owner Lies about Thefts

Latest News A landscape company owner was arrested for falsely claiming that his equipment was stolen and collecting the insurance money for it. Marco DiPietro of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, told local police tha ... More

Scotts Subsidiary Acquires Action Pest Control

Latest News Scotts Miracle-Grow Company has announced that its subsidiary, EG Systems, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Action Pest Control, Inc. EG Systems does business as Scotts LawnService ... More

STIHL Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Latest News Members of the Stihl family, employees, product distributors, and others gathered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary. “What makes me particularly proud ... More

Industry Finally Recovers from Hurricane Katrina

Latest News Almost ten years after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi’s green industry is finally making a comeback. The 2005 natural disaster not only left communities devastated, but also ... More

Water Rates to Increase 10%

Latest News Residents of The Woodlands, near Houston, Texas, can expect an increase in utility fees of around 10 percent. The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency (WJPA) announced that they will raise their water rate ... More

Water Conservation Won’t Lower Rates

Latest News While many people are trying to conserve water, especially in the West, folks in other parts of the country are using less water, not only because they want to conserve, but also because their appl ... More

PLANET Gives Back Project Beautifies Louisville

Latest News PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, will hold its fourth annual PLANET Gives Back project in Louisville. The event will take place during this year’s 25th anniversary of the Green Indus ... More

Toro Partners With TCPN

Latest News The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minnesota, has announced that it has partnered with The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) to provide mowing and grounds equipment to government purchasing age ... More

Crew Attacked by 800K Bees

Latest News A member of a Douglas, Arizona landscape crew was killed and his colleagues injured when they were attacked by a swarm of up to 800,000 Africanized honeybees. The crew, working for Douglas ARC, ... More

Be careful of what you wish for

The Publisher Speaks Sometimes you have to be careful of what you wish for. Last October when the snows came early...
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Can You Afford to Turn Down a Job?

The Publisher Speaks A number of years ago I met a man who was just starting out in the landscape business. He was young, vibrant and enthusiastically looking forward to building a business for himself and his family...
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Service Charges

The Publisher Speaks My air conditioner was not working so I called the company to have it repaired. I was told that there would be a service fee for someone to come out. Included with that fee was thirty minutes of worker's time. After that, there would be a charge of additional time as needed, plus parts.
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How is Your Company Perceived?

The Publisher Speaks All the marketing gurus seem to be emphasizing the importance of branding your company and name recognition. So how is your company perceived by your clients and potential clients? ... More

Get On The Bandwagon

The Publisher Speaks The economy looks good, and this should reflect well on our business. However, some clouds loom over the horizon. Weather forecasters are again predicting that some parts of our country... More

Challenges Facing Our Industry

The Publisher Speaks Our industry is facing some challenges that threaten our very existence. We get caught up in our own businesses and are probably not aware of what is quietly going on around us. Then before you know it, new laws and regulations are set in place. ... More

Creating Business

The Publisher Speaks I know I sound like a broken record, but there are lessons to be learned from this little story I am about to tell you.  Almost everyone in the U.S. has felt the pain of these last four years, but small businesses especially have been hard hit. The landscape industry has many small businesses… ... More

Eco-Green Era

The Publisher Speaks  We are being pushed into the eco-green era faster than we can realize, yet most of us are fighting it.  Why?  It's coming faster than we think and will be good for business.  There is a saying: "If you want to know where you are going, look back at where you came from." Exactly! Just look back. ... More

Crew Time Management

The Publisher Speaks Let's talk about productivity. One of the toughest areas to measure productivity is your crew. In any market, especially today, more contractors give up profit dollars... More

The Publisher Speaks

The Publisher Speaks What I want to talk about today is ways for you to develop new additional revenue streams. Since the housing bubble burst, our contractors have been scratching to try and stay afloat, and I find today we can no longer do business the way we did a few years ago. ... More