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Keep spray equipment in top shape Posted on 15 Nov 2019 in the 1119 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

When it comes to maintenance of hoses, nozzles, sprayers and reels, there’s no secret formula to keeping your equipment in top form. It boils down simply to time — as... Read more»

Diversity: Creating company culture that fosters diversity Posted on 22 Oct 2019 in the 1019 & Cover story categories.

Whether a business with a large Latino workforce succeeds or fails usually comes down to one thing: culture, says Pam Berrios, president of Alexandria Landscapes in Alexandria, Va. Berrios, past... Read more»

Diversity: Getting involved in the industry cultivates diversity Posted on 22 Oct 2019 in the 1019 & Cover story categories.

Ed Wallace, owner of Midwest Landscaping in Long Beach, Calif., is active within associations representing the landscape industry. He was the first African American president of the Orange County chapter... Read more»

Diversity: Look beyond H-2B to solve staffing issues Posted on 22 Oct 2019 in the 1019 & Cover story categories.

Maurice Dowell, co-owner of Dowco Enterprises, in St. Louis, Mo., says the cost of H-2B labor has started to get him to rethink his approach to staffing. “We’re blessed to... Read more»

Diversity: Gachina Landscape Management joins Movember movement Posted on 22 Oct 2019 in the 1019 & Cover story categories.

It’s no secret that men outnumber women in the green industry, and while H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina, president and CEO of Gachina Landscape Management in Menlo Park, Calif., says her upper... Read more»

Diversity: Creating a thriving female-owned business Posted on 22 Oct 2019 in the 1019 & Cover story categories.

“Getting work has never been an issue,” says Trina Julian, owner of Country Girl Gardens in Hayden, Idaho. But embarking in the landscape industry as a woman wasn’t an easy... Read more»