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Emily Schappacher is a freelance writer based in Cleveland.

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Electric avenue Posted on 11 Jan 2019 in the 1218 & Featured categories.

Dan Delventhal, founder of MowGreen in Fairfield, Conn., has been using battery-powered landscape equipment since 2006 in an effort to lighten his environmental impact. Dan Mabe, former owner of The... Read more»

Up to date: A preview of the updated Certified Irrigation Contractor exam Posted on 12 Dec 2018 in the 1218 & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

To remain fresh and relevant to the changing industry, the Irrigation Association (IA) Certification Board has updated the exam content outline for the landscape Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) exam. The... Read more»

The ultimate mission Posted on 26 Nov 2018 in the 1118 & Design/Build+Installation & Featured categories.

When Mike Haynes began mowing his neighbors’ lawns in middle school for extra spending money, he didn’t exactly have a passion for cutting grass. But fast-forward 20 years and Haynes... Read more»

A new way to fertilize Posted on 14 Nov 2018 in the 1118 & Featured & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

David Helt says there is a clear difference between the “old” and “new” ways lawn care operators (LCOs) can manage their fertilizer applications. “The old way of fertilizer application is... Read more»

Get in early: the lowdown on early order programs Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the 1018 categories.

Lawn care operators share five considerations for participating in early order programs. About five years ago, Brian Wiese began taking advantage of the early order program offered by his fertilizer... Read more»

The irrigation arsenal Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the 1018 & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

Every industry has an array of gadgets that aim to save time and labor, and the irrigation industry is no exception. There are many tools and accessories contractors can add... Read more»