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Payton is a freelance writer with eight years of experience writing about the landscape industry.

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Party on: The scoop behind plant potting parties Posted on 10 Sep 2018 in the 0918 & Current Issue categories.

James Martin Associates (JMA), a landscape firm headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., has found a unique way to apply its in-house expertise to give back to the community through“potting parties.”... Read more»

A bright idea: Solar panels Posted on 27 Aug 2018 in the 0818 & Featured categories.

When Doug McGregor looked at adding solar panels to his landscape company five years ago, the return on investment (ROI) didn’t make sense. The tax breaks were not guaranteed, and... Read more»

Idea generation with ‘The Sharks’ Posted on 30 Jul 2018 in the 0718 & Featured categories.

The team at Timberline Landscaping in Colorado Springs, Colo., created an in-person opportunity for employees to pitch ideas to help the company grow strategically. Sound familiar? The company modeled the... Read more»

Bioretention opportunities Posted on 18 May 2018 in the 0518 & Featured categories.

New regulations from the local sewer district on adding bioretention areas to make up for lost green space inspired Bluegrass Landscape & Snow Management, based in Bridgeton, Mo., to make... Read more»

Leadership school Posted on 13 Apr 2018 in the 0418 & Featured categories.

How Cagwin & Dorward builds future leaders. At Cagwin & Dorward, a full-service landscape provider specializing in maintenance for primarily commercial clients, there has always been a strong focus on... Read more»

Case Study: A recorded approach Posted on 19 Mar 2018 in the 0318 categories.

One of the biggest training challenges is consistency. Based on who facilitates the training and even how busy things are, the experience at a landscape company can differ from trainee... Read more»