Professional Landcare Network

Protect our Pollinators

Our industry takes its role as environmental stewards very seriously and is committed to educating others on helping protect pollinators, with a special focus on bee health. We understand that research points to multiple factors affecting pollinator health, including pests and parasites, microbial diseases, nutrition problems, loss of habitat and forage, and climate change. Recently, […]

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    The future of the lawn care industry looks like this…

    Okay, we don’t have a crystal ball so we can’t say exactly what the lawn care industry will look like in 5-10 years, but we did gather together some of the smartest minds in lawn care along with futurist Glen Hiemstra to ponder that question at event that is part of FutureScape. Sure there was brainstorming about […]

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      Myths vs. reality: How to get your lawn in top shape this spring

      Have you ever wondered when the right time to apply fertilizer to your yard is or whether it’s ok to cut the grass really short? To celebrate National Lawn Care Month in April we are sharing these myth-busting tips. Myth #1: You can water your lawn and landscape any time of day. Reality: Water is […]

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        One Simple Decision

          While waiting to board the plane, I leaned over to hug my son, Joshua, and realized he had grown so much since last year’s Renewal and Remembrance.  I almost didn’t come this year, too much on my plate. Life was too complicated, finances weren’t there, abrupt changes that rattled me, oh I could give […]

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          The World Cup Soccer, Sales, and Certification Connection

          All eyes are on Brazil for the month of June as 32 top soccer teams compete for the right to be called the world’s best. As you can imagine, it was no easy path to the soccer spotlight. Before the teams even got to Brazil, they had to look at all of the players who […]

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            Legislative Day on the Hill: Certainly Not a Waste of Time

            “Why do you waste your time?” the lady I sat next to on the plane asked after she inquired what I was going to do in D.C., and I explained about Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Day with PLANET. “Well ,” she continued negatively, “it’s supposed to be really hot, humid, and don’t forget the time change […]

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              The people of PLANET

                There’s an old saying in business: You’re only as successful as the people you surround yourself with. I believe this implicitly from my experience in the corporate world, working with other trade groups, and certainly, most recently, serving as your president. It’s been an exciting and very rewarding year for me in many ways, […]

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                Safety at its Best

                Edward J. Snyder III, Owner Greenleaf Services, Inc. located in Linville, N.C. was one of PLANET’s recent Safety Recognition Awards winners but notably one of the seven recipients to have won the ‘Best of the Best’ award. This particular award honors the companies that have won the Overall Safety Achievement Award–Gold Performance status for the […]

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                  Why Safety is so Important to Ecolawn, Inc.

                  As President of Ecolawn Inc. located in Eastlake, Ohio, we’re a small family owned lawn care company serving the Greater Cleveland area since 1993. I joined the STARS Safe Company Program (Safety Training Achieves Remarkable Success) in 2006 and it’s a privilege to have received the ‘Best of the Best’ award, as part of PLANET’s […]

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                    Honoring you!

                    PLANET loves to honor our members and the great work that they do throughout the entire year. Our members and this industry, are committed to serving the world’s green spaces and those who use them! They are dedicated to providing the best for their customers and representing PLANET well. This past fall, PLANET introduced our […]

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