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California landscape designer creates steel focal points

California landscape designer creates steel focal points

Landscape architect David Fowler uses the typical tools of his trade – trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers and more – but he also incorporates unique and unexpected elements into his designs, ...

PLANET’s Turfgrass Management program now offered online

PLANET’s Turfgrass Management program now offered online

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is offering the Principles of Turfgrass Management certification program online for the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager credential. This course from PLANET and the University of ...

Five FAQs on Facebook business pages v. paid advertising

Five FAQs on Facebook business pages v. paid advertising

The reliability of the Facebook business page as a marketing tool has been questioned in the past several years. Advertising has become a key part of Facebook’s business model, and it seems ...

Vermeer begins new podcast Tree Views for green industry pros

Vermeer begins new podcast Tree Views for green industry pros

Green industry professionals can listen to issues affecting them on Vermeer’s new podcast, “Tree Views.” Topics will include industry trends, sustainability and marketing. They hope to draw listeners from landscaping, logging, ...

Houzz Barometer measures industry confidence

Houzz Barometer measures industry confidence

There’s a new tool for professionals using Houzz. It’s the Barometer, which will be released quarterly and tracks home renovation market confidence. “Barometer findings are consistent with other leading industry research ...

Altoz unveils site now optimized for mobile devices

Altoz unveils site now optimized for mobile devices

Minnesota-based zero-turn mower manufacturer Altoz has revamped their website to better cater to landscapers on the move. The new Altoz.com features a 360-degree view of the Altoz ZTR and has a responsive ...

IrriGreen releases Genius app for Android, iOS smartphones

IrriGreen releases Genius app for Android, iOS smartphones

IrriGreen released the Genius app for their irrigation digital system. Available on both Android and iOS devices, program features can be controlled via the application. Using Wi-Fi, the app includes visual ...

IA to offer classes, webinars throughout U.S. for professionals

IA to offer classes, webinars throughout U.S. for professionals

The Irrigation Association is offering regular and online classes, and webinars in multiple cities this year. The webinars are from 2 to 3 p.m. EST and free unless otherwise noted. However, ...

(Infographic) The good and bad of social media marketing

(Infographic) The good and bad of social media marketing

Social media can be a crucial element of any business to market to new and existing clients. Landscapers share photos, detailed information and promotions going on at their businesses through social ...

Drafix releases PRO Landscape Version 21 with larger image library, detailed plant info

Drafix releases PRO Landscape Version 21 with larger image library, detailed plant info

Adding to its landscape design software lineup, Drafix Software released PRO Landscape Version 21. With the release of Version 21, PRO Landscape is entering its third decade of providing design software ...

Exmark launches revamped website featuring user review section

Exmark launches revamped website featuring user review section

Exmark has launched a new website to help better serve its customers. The site provides an improved user experience, better supporting relationship between dealers and customers, as well as tools to ...

5 technologies to help improve customer service

5 technologies to help improve customer service

As a landscaping business, keeping your customers happy needs to be one of your primary goals. Your business will spread as quickly as possible when you have happy customers telling ...

How to choose the best software for your landscaping business

How to choose the best software for your landscaping business

HindSite Software has released an eBook discussing tips on how landscapers can buy software. The eBook, Lawn Maintenance Software Buyer’s Guide, is designed to help lawn maintenance businesses evaluate software when ...

John Deere creates App Center for equipment users

John Deere creates App Center for equipment users

John Deere has introduced the John Deere App Center, a mobile app designed for John Deere equipment users. The John Deere App Center provides users the ability to search and find ...

Houzz gives industry professionals exclusive access to Photographer Network

Houzz gives industry professionals exclusive access to Photographer Network

Contemporary Deck by Orange Architects & Building Designers McClean Design Adding to its extensive online portfolio, Houzz has launched a Photographer Network to provide industry professionals with access to photographers. The site ...

Arborjet to Host 2015 Winter Webinar Training Series

Arborjet to Host 2015 Winter Webinar Training Series

For those needing to brush up on Arborjet product knowledge, the company is hosting its 2015 Winter Webinar Training Series.

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