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Emily Schappacher is a freelance writer based in Cleveland.

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Fit for a franchise Posted on 15 May 2019 in the 0519 & Current Issue & Featured & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

After decades of providing landscape construction and irrigation services, leaders at DeVisser Landscape Services in Kalamazoo, Mich., became interested in adding lawn care to its offerings. But, with no prior... Read more»

Maintaining aerators Posted on 14 May 2019 in the 0519 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Spring and early fall are busy times for aerators. Proper maintenance is important to ensure aerators are ready during these short windows of time. “For most lawn care operators (LCOs),... Read more»

Explore the benefits of biological fertilizers Posted on 20 Feb 2019 in the 0219 & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Biological fertilizers enhance turf’s growth and vitality, experts say. Read more»

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»