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The Edge Magazine

Inside Mergers & Acquisitions and What It Means for the Industry

At times, it can seem the industry trade press is reporting about another lawn care or landscape company being acquired on a monthly or even weekly basis. While the frequency of these acquisitions can make it feel like soon there be just a handful of larger landscape companies, the fragmentation of the industry prevents this […]

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The Agronomist: Getting Round 1 Right

As goes Round 1, so goes the season. Or at least that’s the saying in the lawn care business; the first visit to a customer’s home and the quality of the application sets the tone for the rest of the year. This is not only true for agronomics but also from the perspective of customer […]

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Member Spotlight: Marisa Gora, Kemora Landscapes

Marisa Gora, owner of Kemora Landscapes, based in Chicago, Illinois, was first introduced to the landscape industry through a summer job in college. She worked for the Wilmette Park District and found she loved the outdoors and the creative aspect of landscape design. She started her business in 2002 as a one-woman landscape design operation. […]

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Effective Stormwater Management: Installing Bioswales

There are many facets to sustainable landscape practices and one aspect is effective stormwater management. If left unmanaged, stormwater runoff can result in flooding around a property and runoff picking up contaminants that ultimately negatively impact a receiving body of water. One method of stormwater management is the installation of bioswales on a property. “Bioswales […]

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The Agronomist: Best Management Practices to Combat Material Shortages

Back in 2008 I still owned my own company and part of my portfolio of work was performing bulk applications of fertilizer to golf courses, sports fields, and similar large properties. A fertilizer salesperson would complete a sale and ask if the customer planned on spreading it themselves or if they wanted me to do it. One […]

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All About Partnerships: Working with General Contractors

If you’re looking to get involved in larger, commercial construction projects, most likely you’ll need to submit your bids to a general contractor company. Even some small and medium projects can involve working for a general contractor. Working for a general contractor means an increased amount of documentation, a different pay schedule than you’re used […]

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Sustainability in Action

Sustainability is often a buzzword thrown around in many industries but what does it truly mean? How do lawn care and landscape companies incorporate sustainability into their businesses? See how these companies are making sustainable practices core to their business. Sustainability Case Study: Pacific Landscape Management Puts Water Conservation at the Forefront Sustainability Case Study: […]

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Innovation Done Right: The Vanguard® Oil Guard™ System

Sponsored Content Less equipment maintenance means more profit. You invest a lot of time and money maintaining your operation’s fleet of landscaping equipment. These expenses take a big bite out of your bottom line every year. To guard against rising costs and ever-tightening margins, profitable landscaping professionals power their mowers with Vanguard® engines featuring the […]

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SeaScape Lawn Care Makes Sustainability a Priority

With a Ph.D. in turf management, finding ways to provide lawns with what they need — without overapplying — has always been a goal of Jim Wilkinson, president of SeaScape Lawn Care in Coventry, Rhode Island. In addition to developing an all-natural lawn care offering (as well as a hybrid approach), Wilkinson has also worked […]

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Serpico’s Shift to Battery Power

One of Serpico’s founding core values is resource conservation and it guides how they approach every large undertaking. Their latest effort is the shift to 100 percent hybrid-electric-powered landscape maintenance by 2028. Their hybrid-electric routes will be identified as “Green Power+” which includes battery-powered equipment and hybrid-electric Ford F-150 Powerboost trucks. “We look for ways […]

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