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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.
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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.
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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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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Summer Nuisance Weeds

Sponsored Content As lawn care enters the summer months, two of the most common weeds likely to become a nuisance are crabgrass and perennial nutsedges. Like all weeds, successful long-term management strategies begin with a dense, healthy turfgrass. However, factors such as disease, insects, improper mowing, low fertility, and drought can weaken or thin turfgrass. […]

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Landscape Maintenance: Keeping Seasonal Color Thriving

If you offer seasonal color services, the last thing you want is to deal with are complaints from clients about their annuals not looking the best during the summer months. Since this is the prime time for the landscape to pop, check out some of the main maintenance methods to ensure the flower beds remain […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Understanding Formulations and Their Uses

Sponsored Content Looking to explore common pesticide formulation types and their relevance to applicators? Don’t miss the free webinar “Understanding Formulations and Their Uses” on June 3 at 10:30 a.m. ET. FMC’s First Friday series is an exclusive benefit  of the FMC True Champions end user loyalty program., FMC hosts a new webinar on the […]

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Lawn Care: What’s Discoloring the Grass?

If you’re getting calls from customers complaining about why their grass isn’t green, there are a number of possible causes behind this. It’s critical to take your time identifying the true issue as you don’t want to make the matter worse, when trying to remedy the issue. Nutrient Deficiency When certain nutrients are lacking in […]

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