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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 ...

Landscaping media cultivate growth, professionalism

Landscaping media cultivate growth, professionalism

One of the fundamentals of news reporting is usually stated something like this: “Get out of the way of the story.” Depending on the disposition of the editors involved – ...

Thieves steal landscaping equipment, leave cash behind

Thieves steal landscaping equipment, leave cash behind

Equipment is a tempting target for thieves, and landscaping equipment is no exception. Mowers alone make up nearly half of all stolen equipment, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, a non-profit ...

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Where are your clients celebrating?

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Where are your clients celebrating?

It’s Cinco de Mayo, which for many Americans means an excuse to indulge in some margarita specials. However, if Pinterest is any indicator, a lot of people will celebrate at ...

Need inspiration? Find some on Instagram

Need inspiration? Find some on Instagram

Good customers can be hard to find. With that in mind, we’ve always encouraged our readers to have an active presence on social media. While a lot of landscapers have ...

Goats solve landscape problem at Portland International Airport

Goats solve landscape problem at Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport (PDX) recently welcomed a group of new employees known for their voracious, non-discerning appetite. Forty goats and a llama are helping solve a persistent problem at the ...

CEO raises minimum wage to $70,000 and sparks debate

CEO raises minimum wage to $70,000 and sparks debate

Seattle entrepreneur Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, announced April 13 that he was setting the company’s minimum wage at $70,000 and taking a $930,000 pay cut in order to ...

Coping with stress is key to a healthy, happy life

Coping with stress is key to a healthy, happy life

In recent years, I’ve noticed a bunch of new “holidays” being celebrated that I’ve never heard of before. Crazy about Jif? Sorry, you missed Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day – it ...

This Arbor Day, convince your clients to plant more trees

This Arbor Day, convince your clients to plant more trees

With National Arbor Day just around the corner on April 24, it’s the perfect time to convince clients to add trees to their landscaping. Although trees are undeniably a beautiful ...

Water shortage in California the result of 40 years of delusional infrastructure neglect

Water shortage in California the result of 40 years of delusional infrastructure neglect

California’s water shortage looms large in the headlines this spring. What few are talking about, however, is that the shortage is entirely man made. While the shortage is being blamed on ...

Market yourself: Use current projects to attract new customers

Market yourself: Use current projects to attract new customers

On a Landscaper of the Year finalist visit to Virginia a couple of years ago, a landscaper laughed as he told me he mowed just about every lawn in a ...

Post-vacation pressure: 6 tips to stay organized and ahead of the game

Post-vacation pressure: 6 tips to stay organized and ahead of the game

With long holiday weekends and vacation season upon us, it’s easy to get behind in your work. If you’ve come back from Easter weekend overwhelmed, take a deep breath. Here ...

3 keys to landscaping business success

3 keys to landscaping business success

  When Jason Tebben and Nathan Morrison started their landscaping and tree care business, Arborscapes back in 2000, they didn’t know the success they would find in the Charlotte, North Carolina ...

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