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The Landscape Professional Magazine

Increase Customer Retention with the Fast Visual Results of Blindside Herbicide from FMC

Partner Content Founded in 1973, Waynes serves residential customers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The company offers year-round lawn care. Zac Fleming, lawn supervisor for the Huntsville branch of Waynes, says there are many reasons their customers choose them including having educated technicians and using the best chemicals available. “We don’t shy from chemicals,” Fleming […]

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Faces of the Industry: Kristy Mathews

Kristy Mathews, owner of K&B Lawn and Landscaping based in Jacksonville, Florida, has only been working in the landscape industry for less than a year. She started her business in April 2020. Thanks to contactless payments and their work being done outside, Mathews says the pandemic has not caused any issues for the business. “Everybody’s […]

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Here’s Looking Toward 2021

While none of us have a crystal ball handy, many lawn and landscape professionals are wondering what 2021 has in store. As we sit here on the cusp of a whole new year, it’s hard not to reflect upon 2020 and the unexpected twists and turns it took us on as an industry. Across the […]

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Faces of the Industry: Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson says entering the landscape industry was the greatest leap of faith she could have made for her career. She says when she was presented with the opportunity to become a leader, she was very hesitant and frankly, scared. “I found a passion and a great sense fulfillment that makes each day unique,” she […]

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Member Spotlight: Carlito Suarez, Lawns By Carlito

Carlito Suarez is the owner of Lawns By Carlito, based in Durham, North Carolina. He grew up in the Dominican Republic and loved working with his hands. After spending 20 years working in agriculture, his wife’s job brought her back to the U.S. He decided it was an opportunity to try something new. “When I […]

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Give Thanks: Expressing Gratitude to Employees

As the year draws to a close, the last two months often become a time for reflection and thankfulness. One thing many lawn and landscape companies are grateful for is their hardworking staff who keep the business running. Taking the time to express gratitude to employees on a regular basis can be extremely helpful when […]

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Design/Build: What to Know about Working in the Winter

While it can be tempting to settle your company down for a long winter’s nap if you don’t offer snow removal services, winter is prime time to be selling, designing and, sometimes, even installing landscapes. “Selling there’s never a time not to sell in my opinion,” says Barry Burkholder, co-owner of Burkholder Landscape based in […]

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Safety Advice from the Best of the Best Award Winners

Having a safe company does not only mean fewer accidents and lower insurance and workers’ comp costs. Being a safe organization helps retain and attract the right people to your company. “No one wants to come to work and have the risk of being injured,” says Paul Lutz, director of safety and fleet operations for […]

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Pay Close Attention to CFR 1926.1053: This Safety Standard Is Often Cited by OSHA Inspectors

Year after year, inspections involving unsafe ladder use makes it to the top 10 list of most often cited workplace violations that are written up by OSHA inspectors. And, once the citation has been written, next comes the monetary fine for a serious violation. At just under $14,000 per violation, the unsafe practices that were […]

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White House Rose Garden Renovation: Bringing a Design into Reality

First Lady Melania Trump announced a significant renewal of the White House Rose Garden this summer. The design was a collaboration by two landscape architecture firms, Perry Guillot, Inc. and Oehme, van Sweden & Associates (OvS). Walnut Hill Landscape Company, based in Annapolis, Maryland, was brought on to install the project, thanks to their strong […]

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