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Cacti having a moment in the sun

Cacti having a moment in the sun

California landscapers are helping homeowners reimagine their yards as the state suffers through an epic drought. Solutions to Governor Jerry Brown’s call for a 25-percent reduction in water use ...

National Mall’s Constitution Gardens to get major makeover

National Mall’s Constitution Gardens to get major makeover

“America’s Front Yard” is about to get a much-needed makeover. Constitution Gardens, a 50-acre park located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is set to unveil plans Tuesday for ...

For Arbor Day: trees by the numbers

For Arbor Day: trees by the numbers

In honor of Arbor Day, here are a few lesser-known facts about trees: 1874: The year of the first Arbor Day observance on April 10, proposed by Nebraska pioneer J. Sterling Morgan, ...

Sustainable construction proposal addresses coastal flooding in New York City

Sustainable construction proposal addresses coastal flooding in New York City

A landscape architecture design proposal that addresses the increasing risk of coastal flooding in New York City was named one of three winners of the Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, ...

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, ...

Landscaper’s Day of Service project born of emotional connection to church

Landscaper’s Day of Service project born of emotional connection to church

In April of last year, an F-3 tornado ripped through Tupelo, Mississippi, devastating parts of the city and requiring a huge cleanup effort. Today, a local landscaper celebrated the National ...

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, ...

Earth Day, then and now

Earth Day, then and now

Many of today’s landscape professionals weren’t yet born when the first Earth Day was commemorated on April 22, 1970. Forty-five years ago, the price of gallon of gas was $.36, ...

Free infographic shows how landscaping can save energy

Free infographic shows how landscaping can save energy

A large part of a landscaper’s job involves educating clients on the benefits of a well-designed landscape: from increasing a home’s value, to conserving water, creating a habitat for birds ...

New ProParts Direct website features mobile-friendly design for streamlined ordering

New ProParts Direct website features mobile-friendly design for streamlined ordering

ProParts Direct has launched a new website aimed at making equipment and parts ordering easier for landscape professionals. “Eighteen months ago, we decided to scrap our ecommerce site in favor of ...

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