Lawn Treatment & Maintenance

CHEMICAL CARE

A university in Northwestern Ohio is suing a landscaping company in order to collect $25,000 ...

LAWN MAINTENANCE

A university in Northwestern Ohio is suing a landscaping company in order to collect $25,000 ...

SUSTAINABLE WORKS

After a seven-month conflict with her homeowner’s association (HOA), Carlsbad, California, resident Tracee Buck finally ...

Five reasons your clients should consider ‘bee-scaping’

Five reasons your clients should consider ‘bee-scaping’

‘Bee-scaping’ invites struggling population into your clients’ yards As bee populations decline, public awareness of the problem – known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) – is increasing. More Americans also are ...

NALP lures new members with offer of free training

NALP lures new members with offer of free training

To attract new members, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP, formerly PLANET) will help landscaping companies get their new technicians “up and running in no more than 15 training ...

California homeowner prevails over HOA in replacing lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping

California homeowner prevails over HOA in replacing lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping

After a seven-month conflict with her homeowner’s association (HOA), Carlsbad, California, resident Tracee Buck finally has the water-saving yard she wants. Buck decided to let her lawn die and replace ...

Japanese company acquires U.S. landscaping business

Japanese company acquires U.S. landscaping business

Acting on its strategy for expansion into the United States, a Japanese horticulture company acquired its first U.S. landscape firm, Rolling Greens, a 40-year-old business based in Clinton, Maryland, with ...

Ornamental grass recognized as ‘Super Plant’ by LSU

Ornamental grass recognized as ‘Super Plant’ by LSU

A relatively new, variegated version of purple fountain grass called Fireworks has joined the henna coleus as one of the “Super Plants of 2015,” as designated by Louisiana State University’s ...

Drought-stricken lawns go from brown to green with a coat of paint

Drought-stricken lawns go from brown to green with a coat of paint

Removing their lawns may not be the only option for California homeowners facing an epic draught and resulting water use restrictions. Companies throughout the state are offering lawn painting services, ...

Billy Goat launches reciprocating aerator demo campaign

Billy Goat launches reciprocating aerator demo campaign

Following Billy Goat Industries’ acquisition of Plugr last fall, and the launch of the One & Done Hydro Aerator, the company is offering demonstrations of the line’s reciprocating technology to ...

Report shows pesticides may have larger effect on ecosystems

Report shows pesticides may have larger effect on ecosystems

A scientific report out of Europe has found that neonicotinoids, a group of pesticides believed to contribute to the mass death of honeybees and widely used in the United States, ...

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 ...

How to save money, gain expertise with better irrigation

How to save money, gain expertise with better irrigation

World Water Day was March 22, which brings attention to the water crisis in the U.S. and around the world. Landscapers can contribute to water conservation in honor of the ...

NASA scientist predicts California has one year left of water

NASA scientist predicts California has one year left of water

  Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Library, used NASA satellites to assess that California only has one year left of water storage in a recent editorial ...

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