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Get your mowers ready to roll

Get your mowers ready to roll

You did exactly what you were supposed to do last fall when winterizing your equipment. Or maybe not. A busy season or early snow may have kept you from accomplishing ...

PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation receives multiple $25,000 scholarship donations

PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation receives multiple $25,000 scholarship donations

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Academic Excellence Foundation gained several new ambassadors. The landscaping organizations who pledged will contribute $25,000 towards landscape contractor or horticulture scholarship programs at two- and four-year colleges. The ...

Exmark’s “Take Back Your Weekends” contest prizes include mower, a trip to Masters golf tourney

Exmark’s “Take Back Your Weekends” contest prizes include mower, a trip to Masters golf tourney

The Exmark "Take Back Your Weekends" video contest starts April 1 and runs through June 30. The grand prize is an Exmark Lazer Z X-Series zero-turn riding mower, valued at more than $12,000. The goal ...

How we did it: Pennsylvania landscaper managed a complex outdoor project (Photos)

How we did it: Pennsylvania landscaper managed a complex outdoor project (Photos)

  The tastes of this Pennsylvania landscaping client were very discerning: they wanted top quality products and professionalism. The project would require carpentry, hardscaping, landscaping, plumbing and electrical work. "This client requested a ...

Co-founder of HGTV to speak at Chicago’s International Floriculture Expo

Co-founder of HGTV to speak at Chicago’s International Floriculture Expo

Susan Packard, co-founder of HGTV, will be the keynote speaker at the International Floriculture Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The event is June 8-10 and is expected to ...

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 we did it: Mulching cedar and mesquite grubbing

How we did it: Mulching cedar and mesquite grubbing

  Here's how one Texas company tackles an ongoing problem in their area and gain a lot of clients as a result.  The Problem: Invasive species like cedar (ashe juniper) and mesquite overgrowing ...

Morbark ChipSafe Operator Safety Shield for brush chippers use sensing zones

Morbark ChipSafe Operator Safety Shield for brush chippers use sensing zones

Morbark’s ChipSafe Operator Safety Shield is now available for two of its smaller Beever brush chippers, the M6R and M8D. The M6R and M8D are 12- to 18-inch capacity brush chippers. ...

Landscapers needed to assist Project EverGreen’s military families

Landscapers needed to assist Project EverGreen’s military families

Project EverGreen hopes to partner with landscaping companies to make the lives of thousands of military families a little greener. The program, in its ninth year, expanded to wounded and disabled ...

Construction industry report shows overall growth, 9 percent growth in residential

Construction industry report shows overall growth, 9 percent growth in residential

The latest report from construction management consulting firm FMI shows an increase of 9 percent in the residential construction put in place (CPIP). The overall construction rate has increased by ...

Three new Caterpillar wheel loaders focus on customization

Three new Caterpillar wheel loaders focus on customization

Caterpillar has expanded its compact wheel loader line by three, launching the 906M, 907M and 908M with several ways to customize the machines for particular applications. The loaders are powered by ...

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