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  • PERC survey shows propane mowers create satisfied contractors

    May 22, 2019By

    More than 85 percent of contractors using propane commercial lawn mowers in their fleets are likely to continue adding propane equipment to their businesses, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). Of these contractors, nearly all started their transition to propane by installing a propane conversion kit on existing equipment, a... read more

    Pasture perfect: Maintaining a horse farm

    May 14, 2019By
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    Sometimes a good idea can come out of nowhere. For Scott Hartmann, owner of Scott’s Lawn Care (SLC) in Maple Plain, Minn., an idea for a new maintenance service came where he wasn’t expecting it — on a horse farm. Hartmann recalls that 10 years ago, his company was taking care of the turf areas on a few horse farms,... read more

    The Big One: A tranquil retreat

    May 14, 2019By
    Front view of house (Photo: James Martin Associates)

    Location: Libertyville, Ill. Company: James Martin Associates This property’s landscape was originally designed and built by James Martin Associates, and created a restful environment where guests could view the water feature, flowers and outdoor elements from a variety of vantage points. After the design/build project was completed, the company’s maintenance team took over the upkeep of the project. Account Manager... read more

    The Big One: Peace of mind

    May 10, 2019By
    Photo: The Fockele Garden Co.

    The Northeast Georgia Health System regional medical centers include gardens that provide places of hope and healing for visitors and patients. read more

    Kioti releases new zero-turn mowers

    May 8, 2019By

    Kioti Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., began shipping its inaugural zero-turn radius mower line to dealerships across North America. The new mower line features 12 models across four series — ZXR, ZXR SE, ZXC and ZXC SE — designed and developed from the ground up, for commercial and residential applications. “At Kioti, our priority is continued product line optimization... read more

    Aspire Software releases V5.1

    May 8, 2019By

    The Aspire Software Co., a landscape business management software firm, released version 5.1 of its software. The update incorporates features that were suggested by users, including more usability efficiency and enhanced reporting and billing. The new version now supports construction management. The new function allows better management of construction projects and a way to update the cost to complete, according... read more