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Trends and Technology

Battery Tools and Technology: Nothing is New, Except Everything

Battery technology isn’t new to the industry, but if you’ve been mulling over making a shift in recent years, you might still be hesitating due to confusion over the various specs. Determining the power of a battery product isn’t as clear-cut as looking at the horsepower on a gas product. “Every manufacturer is boasting about […]

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Giving Your Company Website a Digital Facelift

While most customers come from referrals and word of mouth, people who are looking for a lawn care or a landscape company without a suggestion from a friend or family member are going to be searching online. Even if a potential client has received a referral, some still like to check out the business’s website. […]

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New NIOSH Study Shows Increase in Serious Injuries in the Landscape Industry

A recent study based on workers’ compensation data from Ohio and other states identified common factors leading to injuries and illnesses in the landscaping services industry. Researchers with NIOSH and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (OHBWC) published in this study some well-known hazards, along with some that are less recognized. Of the 18,037 workers’ […]

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How Supply Chain Issues Are Impacting Lawn and Landscape Industry

Every industry has been affected by supply chain struggles in one way or another recently and the landscape industry is no exception. Landscape professionals and landscape supply companies have experienced issues with raw material and plant shortages, delays with receiving trucks and equipment and cost increases across the board. “Plastic products (pipe, rotors/sprays, fittings), fertilizers, […]

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Walking trails through the olive grove is what makes agrihoods experiential. Photo: C2 Collaborative

C2 Collaborative Revitalizes Neglected Spaces with Agrihoods

C2 Collaborative, based in San Clemente, California, is a landscape architecture design firm that works mostly on residential master-planned communities. They have also done work with habitat restoration, urban infill, multifamily projects, public parks and hospitality work. One thing that they have been designing over the years that has picked up over the last 10 […]

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Technically Speaking: Beginner Tips For Installing Fire Pits

It’s been a rising trend for years now – fire features are in and show no sign of stopping. In particular, fire pits have experienced high demand thanks to the increased interest in outdoor entertaining. Fire pits provide a natural gathering space in the landscape and also extend the season of homeowners’ outdoor living space, […]

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Landscape Professionals Share Their Landscape Trend Predictions for 2021

COVID-19 has impacted many facets of life and it even shifted the landscape trends in 2020. As we prepare to head into 2021 here are some of the residential landscape trends professionals expect to see going strong next year. Outdoor Entertaining Areas Outdoor rooms have been popular for years now and commonly pop up on […]

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Top 10 Stories of 2020

To say that 2020 has been an interesting year is an understatement. However, through it all the industry has found ways to thrive despite the challenges. As the year winds down, let’s take a look at the top 10 most popular stories for 2020. Based on analytics, these are the stories that were read the […]

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Let Your Actions Speak: Communicating Sustainability to Customers

It makes sense for sustainability and/or environmental stewardship to be a high priority for lawn and landscape companies but sometimes implementing and messaging this value can be an obstacle. Many companies in various industries declare they are green but not all of them put much action behind it. Mariani Landscape says sustainability is not just […]

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Professional Landscapers Weigh in on Pandemic’s Effects on 2020 Trends

No one could have predicted that 2020 has played out the way it has but has the pandemic and related events affected this year’s landscape trends? Many residential landscape companies have reported in a recent survey that their revenues are beating expectations this year. Eighty percent have reported increases in spending on enhancements. “Since they’re […]

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