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Emily Schappacher is a freelance writer based in Cleveland.

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Push for pollinators Posted on 13 Sep 2018 in the 0918 & Current Issue & 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»

Seeing it through: A persistent approach to irrigation Posted on 17 Aug 2018 in the 0818 & Featured & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

Over the course of two years, John Bianco worked patiently, yet persistently, with the property managers of a Mather, Calif.-based homeowners’ association (HOA) to upgrade 127 outdated irrigation controllers to... Read more»

From start to finish: Irrigation startups and shutdowns Posted on 10 Aug 2018 in the 0718 & Featured & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

For an irrigation system to run properly throughout the warm summer months, it’s important that it’s turned on and off correctly at the beginning and end of each season. No... Read more»

What’s new with fungicides? Posted on 18 Jul 2018 in the 0718 & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

For many lawn care operators (LCOs), fungicide applications are an add-on service for their customers battling turf diseases. It’s important for LCOs to stay up to speed on new products,... Read more»

The humble gardener Posted on 22 Jun 2018 in the 0618 & Featured & Mowing+Landscape Maintenance categories.

Behind the bright flowers and exotic plants that adorn some of Hawaii’s most elegant resorts, you’ll find Sidney Sparkman and his crews. Their simple green shirts don’t bear the company... Read more»