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Abby Hart is the managing editor of Landscape Management. A native Clevelander, she spent 10 years in Chicago, where she was operations manager of a global hospitality consultancy. She also worked as managing editor of Illumine, a health and wellness magazine; and a marketing specialist for B2B publications. Abby has a degree in journalism from Boston University’s College of Communication.

Posts by Abby Hart

Spreader-sprayer smarts Posted on 08 Feb 2019 in the 0119 & Current Issue & Featured & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Lawn care operators (LCOs) invest a large part of their budgets into equipment like aerators, spray rigs and spreader-sprayers. According to some experts, they often miss a key component —... Read more»

Top tips for selling aeration Posted on 28 Jan 2019 in the 0119 & Current Issue & Featured & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Offering turf aeration services can be daunting for a lawn care operator (LCO) because customers often don’t understand how aerating can benefit their lawns. LCOs may opt out of offering... Read more»

Chinch bug mug Posted on 16 Jan 2019 in the 0119 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Chinch bug damage to lawns can range from subtle to dramatic, resulting in brown turf that can be confused with drought stress or leaf spot disease. Here, David J. Shetlar,... Read more»

Take back your turf Posted on 16 Jan 2019 in the 0119 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Crabgrass and goosegrass are two of the most prevalent turf nuisances in the country. Here are a few tips LCOs can use to identify and control these troublesome grassy weeds.... Read more»

Tracking your trucks Posted on 16 Jan 2019 in the 0119 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

In the hustle and bustle of serving lawn care customers and managing employees, it can be daunting to streamline operations and track where crews and equipment are at any given... Read more»

Get a grip Posted on 19 Nov 2018 in the 1118 & Cover story & Featured categories.

Aaron Katerberg didn’t set out to be an irrigator. He’s been a tennis pro, pursued a master’s degree in divinity and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. After college, he tried working for... Read more»