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Seth Jones, a graduate of Kansas University’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, was voted best columnist in the industry in 2014 and 2018 by the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association. Seth has more than 19 years of experience in the golf and turf industries and has traveled the world seeking great stories. He is editor-in-chief of Landscape Management, Golfdom and Athletic Turf magazines. Jones can be reached at

Posts by Seth Jones

A look at how contractors are refueling their equipment Posted on 14 Aug 2020 in the 0720 & Featured & Mowing+Maintenance categories.

Landscape Management's study takes a deep dive into how landscape contractors are refueling their outdoor power equipment. Read more»

Seth’s Cut: A wink to 2020 Posted on 31 Jul 2020 in the 0720 & Editor's Note categories.

Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones describes how despite the coronavirus pandemic, many landscape companies are charging full steam ahead. Read more»

Exclusive: OPEI CEO Kris Kiser discusses cancellation of 2020 GIE+EXPO Posted on 30 Jul 2020 in the COVID-19 & Featured & Video categories.

With yesterday’s announcement that GIE+EXPO has been postponed to 2021, Landscape Management’s Seth Jones spoke with Kiser and asked him if GIE+EXPO is insured; if a virtual show was considered; and how the decision was ultimately made to cancel the event for 2020. Read more»

Five Questions: Jerry Grutz Posted on 24 Jul 2020 in the 0720 & Featured & Five Questions categories.

Seth Jones chats with Jerry Grutz, Owner, Lawn Doctor of Madison (Wis.), Dubuque (Iowa) and La Crosse (Wis.), to see what makes him tick. Read more»

Kris Kiser discusses TurfMutt Foundation and the importance of backyard spaces Posted on 22 Jul 2020 in the LM Web Extras & Video categories.

Kris Kiser discusses the TurfMutt Foundation and how the pandemic has made homeowners reevaluate the value of their own outdoor spaces. Read more»

2020 LM150: recap Posted on 08 Jul 2020 in the LM150 & Video categories.

LM's Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones takes a look at this year's LM150, sharing the top 10 overall and identifying the list biggest movers. Read more»