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Is Route Optimization Using Advanced GPS Tools the Answer to High Gas Prices?

Guest Content As fuel costs continue to rise, small businesses, including lawn care professionals, are feeling the pinch. With GPS tracking and routing software, it’s possible to optimize a business for peak performance while saving money at the same time. Indeed, new technologies like GPS are helpful tools for reducing fuel costs and keeping companies […]

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How To Reduce Change Order Frequency on Design/Build Projects

When you’re in the middle of installing a client’s landscape project, it can be a hassle when the customer decides to add on to the scope or make site changes to the job. Not only does it tend to throw off your scheduling, but it can create billing issues and additional paperwork. If this happens […]

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Tree Care: To Cable or Not to Cable

If a client has a tree with cracks in the bark or weak branches due to codominant stems, cabling the tree can be a possible solution. Tree cabling can prevent the tree from failing and mitigate the risk of certain limbs falling. “Cabling helps the limb move more in unison with the tree and reduces […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Dealing with Sedge and Crabgrass

Sponsored Content As fall approaches, there are two foes still lingering about in turf: sedges and crabgrass. Is there a solution out there that can help? Of course! The season is winding down, turfgrass growth is slowing, but weeds continue to be a thorn in your side. What are your options for managing crabgrass and […]

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Photo: J&J Property Pros

How I Do It: Being Profitable During Fall Cleanup Season

Sponsored Content Depending on your location, the start of fall cleanup season varies, but sooner or later, the leaves will be falling, and customers will be calling. The question is – are you prepared to make the most of it? Michael Bedell, owner of Bedell Property Management, LLC, based in Milford, Michigan, says since he’s […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Managing Mature Weeds

Sponsored Content Managing mature weeds is an uphill battle. Biologically, they’re at a stage in their life cycle when they’re producing seeds or other reproductive structures, perpetuating their survival for potentially years to come. Their leaves are nice and thick and covered with thick, waxy cuticle or leaf hairs, and roots have grown deep into […]

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Technically Speaking: Recommended Tree Injection Practices

Just like humans can benefit from a shot when they’re feeling under the weather, tree injections can be a helpful tool when it comes to restoring or maintaining a tree’s overall health. First introduced in the 1970s, tree injections have become widely accepted as a tree health care service. These targeted injections can provide protect […]

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The center portion of this rose is affected by rose rosette disease showing leaf distortion and discoloration.
Photo: Oklahoma State University Extension

Technically Speaking: How to Control Rose Rosette Disease

Rose rosette disease is a condition that attacks roses, causing them to develop strange, deformed stems, leaves, and flowers. Rose species and rose hybrids are the only suitable hosts for the disease, with its primary host being the multiflora rose. As of now, there is no cure for rose rosette disease, making it an incredible […]

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Articulated Loader Proves Ideal Fit at Red Oak Landscape & Design

Sponsored Content Wes Alseth’s passion for nature, and particularly trees, led him to a career in landscaping. In 2017, he and his wife, Stephanie, combined his landscaping experience with her project management background and launched their own Minnesota-based landscaping business: Red Oak Landscape & Design. Things really took off when the couple powered their vision […]

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The picture illustrates a tall fescue clump in a stand of Kentucky bluegrass ryegrass lawn.
Photo: FMC Professional Solutions

Lawn Care Corner: Drought and Other Causes of Brown Spots in the Lawn

As I am writing this article, we are witnessing a heat wave impacting much of the U.S. and this brings about a significant impact on cool-season grasses, as this weather pattern impacts turfgrass growth and overall appearance. On the other hand, warm-season grasses thrive in the summer months; however, the hot and humid weather conditions […]

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