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Poa pop quiz

December 30, 2019By
Poa annua (Photo: Bayer)

Poa annua has come up a lot within Landscape Management’s pages, which is why we want to see if you’ve been paying attention. Take the quiz below and click here to see how your answers stack up. (Answer key at the end.) 1. Poa is identified by ______________. (You may choose more than one.) a. A narrow leaf blade b.... read more

SafetyWatch: Proper winter attire

December 27, 2019By
Photo: Greenius

Dressing for the job is important to make winter work comfortable and manageable The real challenge when dressing for winter work is to keep skin warm and dry — perspiration can make clothing damp or wet. The key piece of clothing is the upper-body base layer, such as a T-shirt made from a material that won’t get soaked from sweat,... read more

LM 2019 Industry Pulse: Labor report

December 24, 2019By
While landscape companies say work was plentiful in 2019, it was often hard to find workers like those pictured here. (Photo: GreenSweep)

LM Industry Pulse survey respondents say 2019 was a good year for business but a struggle to find people to help complete jobs. read more

Hardscape Solutions: A meaningful memorial

December 23, 2019By
Overview of 9/11 Memorial (Photo courtesy of PWP Landscape Architecture)

Location: New York City Company: PWP Landscape Architecture When many parties are involved in a project, communication is key. There certainly were a lot of people involved in the development of the 9/11 Memorial, located in Manhattan’s financial district. In fact, the number of agencies and individuals involved was one of the biggest challenges for PWP Landscape Architecture, the design... read more

LM travel log: November 2019

December 23, 2019By and
Kioti’s Greg Bibee gives LM’s Sarah Webb the rundown on Kioti’s CS2210 tractor. (Photo: Kioti)

November proved to be another busy month for the Landscape Management editorial team members. LM Associate Editor Sarah Webb had the opportunity to take part in the Kioti dealer event Nov. 12 near Raleigh, N.C., and Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones, Editor Christina Herrick and Digital Editor Tyler Gunter covered the LM Growth Summit Nov. 11-13. With a few more industry events... read more

A Look Back: A far cry from 1995

December 23, 2019By

In 2019, it’s hard to imagine running a business without a computer. But the 1996 State of the Industry report (now Industry Pulse) showed that in 1995, only 70 percent of landscape contractors were using computers at their companies. And of that 70 percent, only about 14 percent of computer users had access to the internet, “the fast-growing computer web... read more