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What is the best material for playground surfaces?
Playgrounds are a place of childhood memories and fun. But when it comes to choosing the best material for playground surfaces, you want to be sure to direct your clients to the right choices so they can enjoy the experience the fullest.
August 4, 2021
Mulch vs. decorative rock vs. soil: What is the best choice for your clients?
Once you install your client’s plants in the ground and brighten up their landscape, you might be debating between the best material to go on top. Is it mulch, rocks, or a simple topdressing of soil?
July 27, 2021
How to: Landscaping around a hot tub
Whether your clients have an existing hot tub or they’re going to be adding one, there are some important landscape design elements to keep in mind so that they can get the most out of their space.
July 13, 2021
Poisonous to pets: Keep these plant choices out of your pet-owning clients’ yards
Your clients love their pets. But what if there was a threat lurking in their own backyards? Plants that are poisonous to pets need to be avoided when installing a new landscape.
July 6, 2021
Linear pool designs are here to stay
There was a time when freeform, curvy pools were all the rage. But today, clients want clean lines and a contemporary look.
July 1, 2021
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Selecting deer-resistant plants for your customer’s landscape
If your client is struggling with deer problems, consider adding some of these deer-resistant plants to their landscape.
June 24, 2021
What it takes to create a showstopper backyard pool
Swimming pools bring out the entertaining bug in pool owners once summertime hits. Meeting the design expectations for your pool customers can be tough work.
June 19, 2018
Pool lighting for functionality and appeal
Because customers want to get as much use out of their swimming pools as possible, the lighting around the pool is actually more of a necessity than a luxury.
June 14, 2021
Adding ornamental grasses to the landscape
Ornamental grasses have become a popular commodity for customers over the past few years, as they can fit well in almost any type of landscape.
June 9, 2021
Increasing your mower’s longevity
Green industry expert, Brad Unruh, offers tips to enhance mower longevity and notes the long term benefits of implementing these tips. Learn how here on TLC.
June 7, 2021
Overcoming the challenges of planting on a slope
Planting on a slope presents a particular set of challenges. Poor soil composition, uneven amounts of moisture at the top and base of a hill and runoff are the dominant issues that make hillsides tricky to plan. Yet, it’s not impossible to create a functional and attractive plant palette. “They key is to do your homework,” […]
May 31, 2021
Brighten your clients' landscapes with a burst of color
Are your clients looking to brighten up a drab landscape? An easy way to add more color and texture is with seasonal flowers or annuals.
May 21, 2021
Why these trees work around a patio
Incorporating trees around a patio can have a lot of functional benefits. Trees can help make your client's space shaded, screen wind, and even create some privacy.
April 30, 2021
Prevent stormwater and drainage headaches by planning ahead
Stormwater management and yard drainage concerns have the potential to negatively impact a landscape.
April 29, 2021
Wood vs. gas fire pits - helping clients choose
When adding a fire pit, a key question that your clients will be faced with is wood or gas?
April 27, 2021
Drought-tolerant plants conserve water and look great, too
Clients want beautiful landscaping, but they don’t necessarily want to have to care for it all of the time. Drought-tolerant plants can be the perfect solution.
April 26, 2021
How to: Building beautiful berms
If your customers have a fairly flat landscape and desire a little height variation throughout, why not give berms a try?
July 11, 2019
How to: Creating a desert landscape
If you service an area of the country where rolling green lawns aren’t always realistic, don’t let customers think that an eye-catching and beautiful yard isn’t attainable. Desert landscapes can be an appealing addition.
March 19, 2021
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Bobcat announces new assembly plant, employment opportunities
Bobcat Company (“Bobcat”), has announced plans for a new assembly plant in Rogers, Minnesota, a northwest suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul.
How to encourage commercial landscaping clients to improve their curb appeal
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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.
7 Secrets to Cutting Fleet Costs
The day-to-day expenses of running a fleet can add up quickly. This eBook can help you uncover 7 of those hidden costs and implement best practices to address them. Download your copy now to learn more.