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Trends and Technology

Industry Trends: Rising Rates and Risks in the Economy

During the Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America annual conference, Robert Dietz, Ph.D., chief economist and senior vice president for the National Association of Homebuilders shared his forecast for the housing market and the general economy. Due to elevated inflation, the Federal Reserve is moving to aggressively tighten its policies in order to […]

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Highlight the Value of Trees with i-Tree Tools

April 29 will mark the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, which was started in Nebraska and serves as a tree-planting holiday. This holiday represents a hope for the future by planting trees that will one day provide clean air, cooling shade, habitats for wildlife and healthier communities. If you’re wanting to show your clients the […]

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If You’re Not Growing, You’re Dying: How Breckenridge Landscape Wins With STACK 

Sponsored Content April is National Lawn Care Month, a reminder that spring is here and it’s time to focus on lawn care and planting. It provides an opportunity to explore resources and evaluate your landscaping business to ensure workflow efficiency and maximized profits. Whether it’s dusting off the zero-turn mower, networking with a new supplier, […]

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Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions Works with St. Louis Green Business Challenge to Promote Ecological Landscaping

When Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions started working with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on implementing the university’s sustainability goals, it came to their attention that they didn’t have an internal structure for sustainable practices. While they recognized sustainability was part of who they are, Focal Pointe didn’t have a collective approach to their operations […]

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Premier Oaks Landscape Management Never Misses a Beat with CompanyCam

Sponsored Content Premier Oaks Landscape Management serves the Dallas / Ft. Worth metro area with a full range of services, including landscape design, lawn and landscape maintenance, irrigation and sprinkler maintenance, outdoor lighting installation, and more. Founder and owner Anthony Harris began his landscaping career as a kid entrepreneur with a mower and some friends. […]

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Interior Plantscaping: Living Wall Versus Moss Wall

With horizontal space being at a premium, it can be challenging to incorporate greenery into certain interior areas. However, green walls provide a bounty of benefits, including a connection with nature, sound absorption and energy efficiency. If you have interior plantscaping clients looking for a green wall for their space, they may not be aware […]

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Innovation Done Right: Vanguard® EFI/ETC Engines

Sponsored Content Power to Perform In commercial and residential lawn care, no two properties are the same. Having a mower that can tackle a variety of terrains, even tough ones, in all types of weather conditions is key to helping landscape professionals keep their business profitable and on schedule. Getting that kind of power and […]

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Design-Build: Design Software Innovations and Trends

A new year means new landscape design software innovations and program enhancements. Check out some of the popular software options and what upgrades they have to offer, as well as some predicted trends. AutoCAD 2022 A design staple for a number of industries is AutoCAD and this year’s version offers industry-specific toolsets, new automation and […]

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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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Technology Toolbox: Speed Up Your Lawn and Landscaping Estimates

The lawn and landscape industry has come a long way from having to do everything with pen and paper. Because time is money, you can impress potential clients and cut down on long work hours by taking advantage of the different types of estimating software available. There are several different types of estimating software options […]

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