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Rise of the Machines: Robotic Mowers’ Place in the Industry

Robotic mowers have been on the scene for years now and many landscape maintenance companies have been watching and waiting to implement these machines at the right time. Most company owners acknowledge that robotic mowers aren’t a fad and expect them to become even more prevalent in the future as their technology improves. If you […]

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The Agronomist: Take a Leaf Out of a Farmer’s Book and Till Your Customers’ Properties

I must admit that I really enjoy watching farming videos on YouTube. The Millennium Farmer and Farmhand Mike are some of my favorites. I live in a part of the country where my food comes from a supermarket so seeing how crops are tended on such an enormous scale is something that fascinates me.   What stands out in these videos is something […]

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Lawn Care: Dealing with Summer Pests

Summer months are the most likely time your clients will want to be out enjoying their yard and the last thing you want are pests ruining their green lawns. Below are some of the insects you can expect to be common in the summer months as well as how to detect and control them. Chinch […]

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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: Not All Lawn Brown Spots Are Created Equally!

The summer months bring about environmental conditions that challenge the development, growth, and health of cool-season grasses. Conversely, warm-season grasses thrive in the summer months. However, the hot and humid weather conditions promote pathogens that could impede turfgrass health, if not managed properly. The most common impact of the summer conditions is the appearance of discolored, […]

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Setting Up Your Lawn Care Franchise for Success

Say you’ve decided you want to add lawn care services to your business and that going the franchise route is what meets your needs the best. What next? Now it is time to choose which lawn care franchise you want to work with. There are a number of different options out there and there is […]

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Diversifying Your Business with a Lawn Care Franchise

Lawn care as a service has been thriving over the years, and demand has only picked up as people are reinvesting in their backyards and spending more time at home. Even in times of economic downturn, the lawn care segment does well. “We are a low-ticket item that helps homeowners protect their biggest asset,” says […]

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Yellow nutsedge is one of the many weeds you'll see in the summer.
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Lawn Care Corner: Managing Summer Weeds

Depending on your location, what summer weeds your clients see popping up will vary in the coming months. “In general, annual grasses like crabgrass and yellow foxtail have emerged,” says Ken Hutto, Ph.D., product development manager with FMC Professional Solutions.  “Yellow nutsedge and Kyllinga species are more noticeable in cool-season turfgrass markets this time of year. […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Summer Insect Pests Begins in May

Depending on your location in the country, May is prime time for certain insects to begin attacking your customers’ lawns. How you go about identifying the damage and treating it properly is crucial so check out the prime suspects that may find their way to your customers’ susceptible turf. Scouting for these insects in May […]

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Technically Speaking: Common Lawn Diseases to Watch For

Lawn diseases are unsightly and unwanted in any customer’s yard. They can also be a challenge to identify properly as drought and pest-damaged lawns can look like diseased turf. Fungal pathogens are the culprit behind lawn diseases and for a lawn disease to truly take hold the right conditions, a vulnerable grass plant, and a […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Proper Tank Mixing Practices

As a lawn care operator, efficiency is key, especially as you add more customers and need to cover more properties in one day. One method for efficiency is to take advantage of tank mixing multiple products to treat several lawn issues in one visit. “Tank mixing is needed for lawn care operators because oftentimes they’re […]

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