Leaning on subsurface drip for turf

November 17, 2014By

Featured in “Considering converting to drip?” in the November 2014 issue of LM, Mike Garcia, founder of Enviroscape LA, has positioned himself and his Redondo Beach, Calif.-based company as an expert in subsurface drip irrigation for turf. Mike Garcia’s phone is ringing off the hook. In fact, the founder of Redondo Beach, Calif.-based Enviroscape LA said he is turning away... read more

Web Extra: 12 Salesforce apps for small businesses

November 17, 2014By

Included in the November 2014 cover story “Cracking the code,” Salesforce is among the most widely used accounting and sales/CRM software programs in the green industry. Here, we list 12 apps for small businesses that integrate with the program, as categorized on the appexchange, brushing the surface on their functions and pricing.  1. Appirio Cloud Sync Price: $4/user/month Appirio Cloud Sync... read more

Notable software programs for green industry businesses

November 15, 2014By

As part of the November 2014 cover story “Cracking the code,” LM compiled a list of notable software programs for green industry business, presented in the table below. The original version of this table, which ran in print, comprised 46 programs. (Download a PDF here.) This online version lists more programs, per reader input and additional reporting. Know of a software we missed? Leave... read more

November 2014: Editorial advisory board

November 10, 2014By

What is your advice for green industry companies on the hunt for software solutions? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “Find a great IT consultant. Go to the GIE+EXPO trade show and shop around. Discuss and network with great competitors and see what they’re using.” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass. “Whatever product you’re looking at should... read more

Do your homework on early order programs

November 7, 2014By

Are you considering early order programs? To get you started, we compiled a list of suppliers who offer them.   Aquatrols Turf Bucks Website: See distributor for booking form. Deadline: Varies by location; see distributor. BASF 2015 BASF Early Order Program Website: betterturf.basf.us/eop/ Deadline: Dec. 12, 2014 Bayer 2014 Fall Solutions Website: myrewards.cropscience.bayer.com Deadline: Dec. 5, 2014 Dow The Power... read more

Early Order Program Survey

November 7, 2014By

We take a look at what the research says about turf care pros’ use of early order programs.       Methodology LM fielded an online survey in September 2014 to subscribers who indicate they purchase pesticide/fertilizer products or perform fertilization, disease/weed/insect control. We assume +/- 5 percent margin of error, based on the audience size and the number of... read more