Lawn Treatment & Maintenance

CHEMICAL CARE

  The largest U.S. agricultural and environmental soil testing network, Laboratory Management Partners, is changing its ...

LAWN MAINTENANCE

Briggs & Stratton has recalled about 2,800 Simplicity-branded zero-turn mowers and garden tractors due to ...

SUSTAINABLE WORKS

Native plants are experiencing a surge in popularity. But what does “native” really mean? “There’s a ...

Landscapers, nurseries urged to be on lookout for boxwood blight

Landscapers, nurseries urged to be on lookout for boxwood blight

Robust fungal pathogen puts regulators on search & destroy footing Although the latest boxwood blight alarms are going off in Alabama, landscapers in every region of the country where the popular ...

Weed-control expert shares advice on fighting all varieties

Weed-control expert shares advice on fighting all varieties

Weeds may not grow bigger in Texas, but the state certainly has its share of the darn things. Fortunately for landscape professionals there (and elsewhere, too, thanks to a recent ...

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 ...

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