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Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish (Spread safely)

September 18, 2018By

The following is a Spanish version of SafetyWatch from the June 2018 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses spreader safety. Find the original SafetyWatch in English here or see page 16 of the magazine. Esparza con seguridad Los esparcidores de fertilizante se usan aplicar fertilizante y otros productos granulares a la superficie. Algunos de estos productos incluyen pesticidas, semillas de... read more

Big Picture: Entertaining in the great outdoors

July 13, 2018By
Backyard active and passive recreation at a Pellettieri Associates project in Amherst, N.H. Photo: Jeff Dachowski, Dachowski Photography

Location: Amherst, N.H. Company: Pellettieri Associates The design intent was to create a series of outdoor multipurpose rooms on the property, located on a northern slope in a densely wooded area. As such, the house lot was quite dark and received a substantial amount of groundwater/runoff. Due to poor soil conditions, the potential locations for a leach field were limited,... read more

LM150 company profile: Complete Landsculpture

July 9, 2018By
Photo: Complete Landsculpture

Like so many in the business, Chris Strempek, founder, co-owner and president of Complete Landsculpture, entered the landscaping industry as a boy, equipped with an old mower, summers full of free time and an asking price of $5 per lawn. Strempek later founded Complete Landsculpture in 1985 when he was a second-year college student at the University of North Texas.... read more

A closer look at the LM150 list

July 2, 2018By

Landscape Management Editor-in-Chief Marisa Palmieri offers some background on the top LM150 companies, as well as a new company that jumped to the top 10. B-roll footage provided by BrightView and TruGreen. read more

LM150 company profile: Landscape Development Inc.

July 2, 2018By
Gary Horton (Photo: Neil Stephenson Photography)

In 2006, Gary Horton’s company, Landscape Development Inc. (LDI), was at the top of its game. With an annual revenue of $93 million, the Valencia, Calif.-based company was thriving and growing by more than 25 percent per year. Then the 2007 recession hit, and like so many other successful firms, LDI found itself mired in a downturn. Revenue fell from... read more

Spray smarts: A look at sprayhead trends

June 25, 2018By
sprayhead. Photo: SiteOne

Thirty-one billion gallons of water could be saved each year by replacing water-inefficient sprayheads with efficient ones, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates. It’s no wonder the irrigation industry has started to see more water-saving sprayheads entering the market. After all, experts say water savings and cost savings go hand in hand. “Ultimately, the customer is going to have a... read more