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    January 27, 2020By
    Man spraying using Exmark spreader/sprayer (Photo: Hoffman's Lawn & Fertilization)

    Five years ago, Andrew Hoffman, owner of Hoffman’s Lawn & Fertilization, got tired of using a push spreader and a spray reel on lawns in his hometown of Delaware, Ohio. Two years earlier, he moved his business from Ohio from Salt Lake City. “In Salt Lake City, you could get away with a hose reel and a push spreader with... read more

    Turf Care Products Canada makes organizational changes

    January 22, 2020By

    Turf Care Products Canada, a commercial turf equipment distributor, will implement organizational changes. Paul McLean, former CEO at CWB Maxium Financial and co-founder of Maxium Financial Services, acquired Turf Care Products Canada in April of 2019. After 45 years at the helm, former President & CEO Ron Craig made the decision to retire from Turf Care at the end of... read more

    Arborjet and Ecologel launch new tree and shrub product

    January 15, 2020By

    Arborjet and Ecologel launched Arbor Rx, a liquid line of tree fertilization and soil enhancement products designed to improve tree and shrub vitality. In urban and suburban environments, poor soil, insufficient moisture, lack of nutrient availability and harsh growing conditions can stress trees and shrubs. Arbor Rx offers a prescriptive deep root fertilization and soil enhancement program to maximize tree and... read more

    Franchising: What you need to know

    January 14, 2020By
    Jon Bennett of NaturaLawn (Photo: NaturaLawn)

    “You’ve got to work on your business, not in your business,” says Benjamin Schoot, a franchisee with The Grounds Guys in Myrtle Beach, S.C. “The longer you’re on a truck, the longer you’re handcuffing your business.” Schoot is not alone in this assertion. The motivation to join a franchise is often more about the need to grow a business than... read more

    Let’s talk about grubs

    January 14, 2020By
    Grubs in soil (Photo: Omaha Organics)

    Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of dealing with grubs is that they infest thick, healthy turf stands. “Grubs eat the roots — they like thicker lawns because those are a better food source, and they live in the thatch,” says Luke Hawthorne, owner of Emerald Lawns in Round Rock, Texas. “They’re going to be looking for lawns that’re taken care... read more

    What to know before adding a truck

    January 14, 2020By
    Three trucks (Photo: Nerthuz/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

    There comes a time in a lawn care company’s life when it’s time to expand the size of its fleet. It’s important, however, to know when is the right time to add that truck or van to the business. Purchasing this equipment comes down to several factors: Do old fleet vehicles need replacing, and is the company growing? Nate Moses,... read more