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Eco-Friendly Landscaping: Techniques for Landscape Professionals

Guest post by Rubi Cornejo, marketing manager at Advanced Pavers & Landscape In the world of landscaping, the call for sustainability and eco-consciousness grows louder each day. As urban areas expand and environmental challenges mount, our industry finds itself at a pivotal intersection. Clients, now more informed and environmentally aware, are not just seeking aesthetic […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Revitalizing a Downtown Educational Ecosystem

In the heart of Springfield, Illinois, you’ll find a reinvented landscape that provides education and enjoyment for locals and visitors. The original landscape for this site was installed over 50 years ago to help people understand the importance of watersheds. As time passed, the existing concrete fountains and water sources began to deteriorate, requiring lots […]

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Sustainability: Selecting a Smart Controller

Smart controllers are one of the popular tools for water conservation, so when it comes to selecting one for your customer’s property, what features are the most important to consider? Kurt Thompson, director of educational programs and an instructor with IrriTech Training, says before installing a smart controller you must understand the ‘Five Musts.’ First of […]

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Battery Benefits: Take Charge of the Future

Sponsored Content The future is electric and it’s time to take charge. Whether you live in an area where carbon or noise regulations are driving the need for electric equipment, or you’re trying to grow your business by attracting green-minded customers, the time to make the switch is now! Why Battery Handheld Equipment? Commercial landscapers […]

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Palm Trees and the Quest for Shade in Southern California

Palm trees have once again come under fire for their place in the landscape and this time it is Southern California questioning their shade capabilities as the region seeks to expand their urban tree canopy. Canopy cover is a serious topic of discussion as urban areas seek to combat increasing temperatures, drought and air pollution. […]

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Sustainability: Native Versus Non-Native Plants

“Native plants give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours,” Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States from 1963-1969, famously said. “I want Texas to look like Texas and Vermont to look like Vermont.” More than 50 years later, the landscape industry — and many of its […]

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RE-TREE Is Preserving One Mature Tree at a Time

“I think every tree’s life matters, honestly,” says Dennise Vidosh, founder and CEO of RE-TREE. “Our ultimate mission at RE-TREE is to preserve and protect as many existing mature trees as possible.” Too often, mature trees are cut down to make way for a new project. Vidosh created her company when she saw an opportunity […]

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A Look at Project EverGreen’s Accomplishments Over 20 Years

This year marks Project EverGreen’s 20th anniversary, and the nonprofit has made a significant impact in communities across the country. “The goal was to encourage lawn and landscape clients, as well as our colleagues at all levels in the green industry to recognize and promote the economic, environmental and lifestyle benefits of green spaces,” says […]

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How To Create Plant Communities With Matrix Plantings

If you have clients seeking a more naturalistic landscape or there is a need to blend a formal garden transitioning to the nearby countryside, matrix plantings can provide this native aesthetic along with a number of benefits. While the phrase ‘matrix planting’ may be an unfamiliar one, it boils down to the accepted concept of […]

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Boosting Your Business: Insider Strategies to Outfit Trailers for Battery-Power Operations

Is your trailer ready for battery-powered equipment? It might seem like a cut-and-dried process to swap out your gas cans for battery packs, but reconfiguring your trailers requires careful thought and consideration to be set up for success. Research Is Key The first consideration is determining how many pieces of battery-powered equipment and batteries each […]

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