Lawn Maintenance

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 ...

University sues landscaper to collect damages from insurance company

University sues landscaper to collect damages from insurance company

A university in Northwestern Ohio is suing a landscaping company in order to collect $25,000 in damages from the company’s insurance company, which has refused to cover all of the ...

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 ...

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, ...

Los Angeles mayor credits rebate program for reduced water usage

Los Angeles mayor credits rebate program for reduced water usage

Part of California Governor Jerry Brown’s April 1 mandate for the state to reduce its water use by 25 percent was a call for the removal of 50 million square ...

Bob-Cat debuts first stand-on mower

Bob-Cat debuts first stand-on mower

Bob-Cat, a manufacturer of commercial-quality turf mowers, has introduced its first stand-on mower, the QuickCat. Featuring an ergonomic design that places the platform close to the drive axles, the QuickCat ...

California landscapers help homeowners transition to drought-resistant lawns

California landscapers help homeowners transition to drought-resistant lawns

Faced with an epic drought that is not expected to end anytime soon, Californians under mandatory water use restrictions are exploring a myriad of water-saving strategies, including removal of the ...

Local governments in California respond to water use restrictions

Local governments in California respond to water use restrictions

As the reality – and implications – of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a 25 percent statewide water use reduction, landscapers are watching to see how the issue unfolds ...

Water-use restrictions have California homeowners looking for drought-resistant landscaping

Water-use restrictions have California homeowners looking for drought-resistant landscaping

When California Governor Jerry Brown imposed mandatory water restrictions on residents, businesses and farms last week, he caused many to wonder about how to maintain their lawns. The Governor, who ...

PLANET offers free toolkit to promote National Lawn Care month

PLANET offers free toolkit to promote National Lawn Care month

April is National Lawn Care month, and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET) has partnered with Turfgrass Producers International and The Lawn Institute a campaign to launch a ...

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 dethatch, aerate lawns this spring

How to dethatch, aerate lawns this spring

If you’ve had issues with thatch or compacted soil on site, here are some basic tips and advice on dethatching and aeration from The Grounds Guys and Clemson University Extension. Definitions: Thatch ...

Proper pruning techniques, tips for landscapers

Proper pruning techniques, tips for landscapers

Spring will be here before you know it, and landscapers need to train their crews on proper pruning techniques to make sure landscapes look their best. The Grounds Guys put together ...

Study Shows Turf, Ornamental Professionals Rely On Neonicotinoids

Study Shows Turf, Ornamental Professionals Rely On Neonicotinoids

After surveying approximately 750 turf and ornamental professionals to assess pest management practices in greenhouses, lawns, landscapers and trees, researches have found that neonicotinoids are the primary tools used by ...

5 Ways to Get Landscapes Ready for Winter

5 Ways to Get Landscapes Ready for Winter

Preparing a lawn for cold weather is not as easy as plowing the driveway. In fact, there are a lot of things landscapers need to keep in mind to keep ...

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