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Earnings opportunities in the landscaping business are easy to overlook in the fall. Summer lawn ...

BEST PRACTICES

While rainy days don’t make landscapers melt into a puddle, wet weather does cut into ...

DIGITAL TOOLBOX

The application of digital technology to landscaping continues to blossom. Beyond the full-blown design programs ...

U.S. gasoline prices continue to trend lower

U.S. gasoline prices continue to trend lower

With the average price for unleaded gasoline falling for 14 days straight, landscapers can look forward to the lowest Labor Day weekend gasoline prices since 2004. The continued low price of ...

Houzz acquires GardenWeb from NBCUniversal

Houzz acquires GardenWeb from NBCUniversal

Houzz, a website devoted to home remodeling and design, including landscaping, has bought GardenWeb from NBCUniversal, a source of home and gardening advice on the Internet since its founding in ...

Landscape architects create children’s area for library

Landscape architects create children’s area for library

BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers has completed the outdoor Children’s Program Area at the Sayville Public Library in Sayville, New York. BBS served as landscape architect and civil engineer ...

Kubota opens expansive distribution center in Kansas

Kubota opens expansive distribution center in Kansas

Kubota Tractor recently marked the grand opening of its 765,000-square-foot North American Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kansas. The facility will serve as the primary distribution hub for Kubota parts and ...

Toro reports strong third-quarter sales, earnings

Toro reports strong third-quarter sales, earnings

Toro says “favorable summer growing conditions” helped the company deliver record results for its fiscal third quarter, which ended July 31, 2015. Net earnings totaled $53.3 million, or 94 cents ...

Labor Department: Landscaper underpaid, falsely accused

Labor Department: Landscaper underpaid, falsely accused

Roger Orullian of Utah worked for a tree-trimming and stump removal company, Diamond Tree Experts, that failed to pay him and another employee overtime. Instead of receiving time and one-half ...

News roundup: Deere excavator helps with river cleanup

News roundup: Deere excavator helps with river cleanup

Living Lands and Water partnered with Pierce Pacific Manufacturing and Erb Equipment Company to remove more than a million pounds of garbage from the Ohio River. This will be accomplished with ...

Honda competes hard for landscapers’ loyalty

Honda competes hard for landscapers’ loyalty

First in a series As the world’s largest engine maker, Honda pursues the U.S. landscaping industry’s business like the smart, global company it is – to win – and with an ...

FMC promotes 2 executives in turf and ornamental segment

FMC promotes 2 executives in turf and ornamental segment

FMC has named Maureen Thompson the commercial director and Tom Wharton the national sales manager for North America Professional Solutions, which comprises FMC’s Turf & Ornamental and Structural Pest Solutions ...

Landscaper-backed Project EverGreen debuts infographic

Landscaper-backed Project EverGreen debuts infographic

The nonprofit Project EverGreen, which works to promote the preservation and improvement of community green spaces nationwide, has just released a new infographic to spread the word about the numerous ...

John Deere Landscapes becomes SiteOne Landscape Supply

John Deere Landscapes becomes SiteOne Landscape Supply

John Deere Landscapes is changing its name to SiteOne Landscape Supply. The change takes effect Oct. 19. The new brand represents the next step for SiteOne as an independent company after ...

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