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Tree Care: Helping Trees Recover from Mulch Volcanos

You’ve probably seen them plenty of times. Mulch volcanos erupting throughout spring as property owners want to freshen up their landscapes. Yet despite their frequency, mulch volcanos are very harmful to trees. These massive piles of mulch around the base of trees can result in disease, decay, root rot and the eventual death of the […]

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Technically Speaking: The Art of Mowing Patterns

Sports fields are often known for their lush swaths of green grass with perfect stripes or mowing patterns. However, mowing patterns aren’t limited to just athletic fields. You can make your client’s property the envy of the neighborhood with the right steps. Lawn striping can be used to accentuate certain parts of the property or […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Scion Insecticide Offers Long Lasting Protection Under the Sun

Sponsored Content When your customers call your company looking for pest control, they want results fast. Scion insecticide with UVX technology offers broad-spectrum control that lasts. Scion liquid insecticide’s active ingredient gamma-cyhalothrin kills insects by contact and can knock down pests such as mosquitos, ants, spiders, ticks and cockroaches in minutes. This product can be […]

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Helping Make the Impossible Possible

Sponsored Content Syngenta understands that your customers have high expectations when they hire a lawn care company. One of the top concerns from homeowners is weed control, which is why Barricade® herbicide is the first choice for reliable pre-emergence control of tough weeds such as crabgrass for well over a decade. However, if the pre-emergence […]

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Technically Speaking: The Importance of Soil Testing

When you take on a new lawn care client, you may think you know what products should be applied based on what you’re seeing in the turf. However, there is a lot more going on than meets the eye and this is where soil tests come in. “It’s like going to the doctor,” says Mike […]

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Tree Care: Pros and Cons of Bare Root, Balled and Burlapped and Container Grown

Nursery stock is grown in several different ways, and you might think that as long as you can get the trees you need for the job, it doesn’t matter how they arrive. However, no production method is the best for all situations. You should consider the availability, price and adaptability to local site conditions. Check […]

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Spotting Signs of Trouble During Irrigation Startups

As temperatures warm up across the country, the time for conducting spring irrigation startups has started or is just around the corner for your landscape company. Russ Jundt, founder of Conserva Irrigation, based in Glen Allen, Virginia, calls this process summerization because it is the opposite of winterization and there is far more to summerizing […]

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Maintenance Matters: Extending the Life of Handheld Equipment

Sponsored Content There’s no specific season when your handheld equipment is more likely to break down, but you definitely don’t want it to happen during the spring busy season. Being proactive with your equipment maintenance is the key to preventing early wear and tear. “Any of the products are subject to two major causes of […]

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Lawn and Landscape Companies Adjust to Rapidly Rising Gas Prices

As if labor challenges and supply chain issues weren’t enough, the recent increase in gas prices is another topic keeping lawn and landscape company owners up at night as they try to adjust to this newest complication. The highest recorded average price for regular unleaded gas was hit earlier this month at $4.33, according to […]

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Spring Cleanup Strategies: Should You Offer Single Service?

Spring cleanups can be used to set client expectations throughout the season and assure them that they are in good hands. One choice you’ll have to make is if you want to offer this service as a single-time offering or as part of a maintenance contract. Jay Rotonnelli, vice president of business development for Piscataqua Landscaping […]

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