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Get involved with industry issues – you can make a difference

Get involved with industry issues – you can make a difference

You are focused on your business; sometimes just keeping it afloat, or focused on making it better, or focused on growth. You have your nose to the grindstone and sometimes ...

Young engineer’s flying lawn mower takes off in New Zealand

Young engineer’s flying lawn mower takes off in New Zealand

After two months of work, Matt Saunders of Feilding, New Zealand, recently launched his flying lawn mower. Although it doesn’t actually cut grass, the model plane does perform loops and ...

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, ...

Magnum touts work boots’ looks, quality, readiness for the job

Magnum touts work boots’ looks, quality, readiness for the job

Landscaping work – like anything involving the occasional chainsaw – requires concentration. Concentration, in turn, is a lot easier if your feet don’t hurt. Just in time for the busiest ...

Tuning F-150s for towing

Tuning F-150s for towing

A lot of us never put much thought into towing with our pickups. We back up to the trailer, crank the jack down until the ball seats in the trailer tongue, ...

Landscapers: Share good advice during ‘Smart Irrigation Month’

Landscapers: Share good advice during ‘Smart Irrigation Month’

For all the fuss that lawns and landscapes have generated during the past several years’ extremes of drought and rainfall in abundance, we at the National Association of Landscape Professionals ...

Fun or functional? What to give Dad for Father’s Day

Fun or functional? What to give Dad for Father’s Day

If you Google “Father’s Day gift guide,” you’ll get 16,300,000+ results. So, why is it so hard to find the perfect gift for Dad? I often struggle with this, and ...

Landscapers discover their competitors are a bunch of animals

Landscapers discover their competitors are a bunch of animals

In July, three herds of goats will return to Boston, where they will eat plants that are poisonous to people, yet tasty to goats. In one week, four goats can ...

Chinese landscaper diversifies to become a billionaire

Chinese landscaper diversifies to become a billionaire

One of China’s newest billionaires, as reported by Forbes, is a landscaper … sort of. Liu Shui, 46, is a graduate of Peking University and chairman of Shenzhen Techand Ecology and ...

Turf-covered car provides unique marketing for landscaping firm

Turf-covered car provides unique marketing for landscaping firm

Adam Vickers was interested in marketing opportunities for his Queenstown, New Zealand-based landscaping firm, Squareyard, which offers a range of services that include landscape architecture and urban design for residential ...

Are you reality TV’s next backyard landscaping sensation?

Are you reality TV’s next backyard landscaping sensation?

If you dream of starring in your own landscaping TV show – or know someone who does – this may be your opportunity. A Los Angeles television production company is ...

Watch for Legos in the landscape as art, nature connect at exhibition

Watch for Legos in the landscape as art, nature connect at exhibition

Since their debut in 1949, Legos have become much more than mere toys. Spawning movies, games, competitions and six theme parks, the bricks are now the focus of an exhibit ...

Californians attempt to shame each other into conserving water

Californians attempt to shame each other into conserving water

Although Southern California experienced record-setting rainfall last week, residents are still feeling the effects of the years-long drought, including new peer pressures fueled by social media. #DroughtShaming has received worldwide attention ...

Unique building materials garner international attention for U.K. bridge

Unique building materials garner international attention for U.K. bridge

A colorful new footbridge in northwest England’s Lake District is not for the faint of heart. The dramatic, cherry red arch, which stands in stark contrast to its green and ...

Reality TV show for gardeners taped in unlikely place

Reality TV show for gardeners taped in unlikely place

The Chelsea Flower Show, one of Great Britain’s many time-honored traditions, is going down a modern path this year as the subject of a reality TV show, the “Great Chelsea ...

Miss classic pickup trucks? Check out this 1956 Ford F-100 restomod

The design of the 1956 Ford F-100 is a timeless work of art. But the truth is, so many aspects of owning and driving a nearly 60-year-old pickup are a bit ...

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