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Emily Schappacher is a freelance writer based in Cleveland.

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The ultimate mission Posted on 26 Nov 2018 in the 1118 & Current Issue & 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 & Current Issue & 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»

Push for pollinators Posted on 13 Sep 2018 in the 0918 & Design/Build+Installation & Featured categories.

Mike LaPorte says it’s an exciting time for pollinator-friendly plants. The co-owner of Owl Run Nursery in Catlett, Va., located about 35 miles outside of Washington, D.C., says customers come... Read more»

Space invaders: Invasive insects Posted on 31 Aug 2018 in the 0818 & Featured & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Invasive pests are a threat to trees, shrubs, landscapes and crops in every region of the U.S. Left unchecked, they can devastate entire plant species, threatening food supplies and costing... Read more»