Chemical care: Best practices for pre-emergence herbicides
Pre-emergence herbicides are useful for controlling weeds before they can appear, but applying these products requires a strong knowledge of the target weeds and a proper application strategy.
February 20, 2020
Utilizing snow removal, equipment winterization tips
Check out these tips from SIMA and ASCA experts to help you have a safe, successful snow and ice removal operation.
February 22, 2021
Too important to skip: The ins and outs of fall fertilization
Check out why experts recommend beginning fertilization during this season.
September 1, 2020
Industry roundup: Keystone Hardscapes introduces new no-cut designs
PBI-Gordon announces new herbicide formulation; Toro announces its Sustainability Endures platform, and MANTS moves to virtual show. More details here on TLC.
August 12, 2020
The word on weeds: Common chickweed
Common chickweed contributes to insect pests and plant viruses on your lawn. Learn how to identify, control and treat common chickweed here.
February 25, 2020
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NALP releases updated statement on glyphosate
The National Association of Landscape Professionals has released an updated statement about glyphosate. Find out more about the ruling on the herbicide on TLC.
February 6, 2020
Taking control: Implementing effective weed management practices
Lawn care operators should opt for an integrated weed management program to reduce outbreaks. The five elements in include are prevention by using weed-free sod, mechanical controls by hand pulling, cultural strategies, biological control and chemical control.
January 16, 2020
Best practices for mosquito control services
As both residential and commercial customers request this service out of concern over diseases and a desire for a pest-free environment, it’s important to make sure that you are following the most effective practices out there.
January 10, 2020
Slowing and controlling EAB’s spread across the country
Last year, we covered the history of the emerald ash borer (EAB) and how it has spread, as well as what are the treatment options when it comes to dealing with the invasive pest. Now, we’re looking towards the future and what will be the most likely outcome for ash trees and EAB. Millions of […]
November 21, 2019
Industry roundup: Lansing Board of Water & Light features LiveWall on new central substation
The Lansing Board of Water & Light’s new central substation in the city’s historic REO Town neighborhood features a two-sided, 425-square-foot living wall installed with the LiveWall Outdoor Living Wall System.
November 13, 2019
Foamstream offers landscapers an herbicide-free weed killing option
Since the nationwide controversy surrounding glyphosate and other chemical-based herbicides has yet to reach an end, the European company Weedingtech offered an herbicide-free weed treatment option at this year’s GIE+EXPO called Foamstream. “Whatever you think about the safety of glyphosate and herbicides, we don’t want to get drawn into that argument,” says Leo de Montaignac, […]
October 29, 2019
Bee proactive: Creating bee-friendly landscapes for clients
September is National Honey Month, but bees provide so much more than this sweet treat alone and customers don’t have to be professional beekeepers in order to lend this struggling species a helping hand. Habitat loss, improper use of pesticides and pests like varroa mites and the pathogens they carry have all impacted bee populations […]
September 26, 2019
Seeding in September: Why now is the best time for overseeding and interseeding
September is the perfect time to suggest overseeding or interseeding to your customers to keep their lawns in tip-top shape. Learn more here on TLC.
September 5, 2019
Chemical care: Avoiding fertilizer burn
While the time for fall fertilization is right around the corner, it’s also important to take great care when choosing fertilizers to ensure your customer’s lawn doesn’t get burned in the process. When lawns get more fertilizer than they can process, burn occurs, and it can happen due to many conditions, such as applying an excess […]
August 30, 2019
Evaluating services: Creating a profitable weed control program
The growing season is winding down for most parts of the country and as your lawn care company begins to shift gears, it’s a good practice to review the profitability of your summer services.
August 27, 2019
Too important to skip: The ins and outs of fall fertilization
Fall fertilizer helps your customer’s lawn in the short term and provides lasting benefits that can stretch throughout the season. Learn more here on TLC.
August 23, 2019
TideWater Landscape Management: Growth through integrity
Leaving his job as a district manager for Kaiser Chemical in North Carolina, DeLoach moved his family to Savannah, Georgia, and started TideWater Landscape Management in 1984.
August 22, 2019
Lawn care: The dirt of zoysia grass
A grass native to Asia, zoysia grass was introduced to the U.S. in the late 1800s and has a number of tolerances that has allowed it to thrive both in yards and on fairways across the country.
August 13, 2019
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Growth ahead: Meeting financial challenges in a good year
As landscapers settle into 2021, they need to pay attention to several finance-related aspects of their business, including how to handle their PPP loans.
Skid Steers Settle In As Go-To Compact Equipment
Take on bigger jobs with Deere's 333G with SmartGrade
Offering your clients financing can increase your project size
Recruiting & retention
Want to welcome women? Consider providing maternity leave
The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
The 5 Best Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs
With fluctuating fuel prices, it’s critical for businesses to stay competitive while keeping operating costs down. In this ebook you will learn practical tips to reduce excessive speeding, manage idling time and effectively manage maintenance.