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  • Recovering a property after Hurricane Harvey

    November 15, 2019By
    After Hurricane Harvey, the office building closed due to flooding and other issues, which affected the retention of tenants. The client's intent was to renovate the landscaping as quickly as possible. Photo: Bryan Malloch

    Location Sugar Land, Texas Company Lawn Management Co. In 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, the Sugar Creek on the Lake office complex received severe rain. “We had a year’s worth of rain in three days,” says Adam Purnell, branch manager at Lawn Management Co. (LMC). The property was underwater for six days, he says. Due to flooding, the building... read more

    What landscapers should know about insurance

    November 14, 2019By
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    No one plans to have an accident on the job, but it’s important to be prepared if and when the worst happens. Insurance can help protect business owners from injury and damage claims — if they have the right coverage. See what type of insurance landscapers need and how they can take full advantage of the provider’s expertise. Plan options... read more

    Top uses for small walk-behind mowers

    November 14, 2019By
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    When determining what type of mower to use, it’s important to first look at the site, says Paul Fraynd, CEO of Sun Valley Landscaping in Omaha, Neb. Often, small, tight areas such as parking lot islands, fenced-in backyards, hillsides and spaces with a lot of obstacles call for smaller mowers. Sun Valley Landscaping uses 21- and 30-inch mowers for many... read more

    Exmark releases new airless tractus tire and wheel combo

    November 5, 2019By

    Exmark recently launched its new Tractus tire and wheel combination at GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky. Designed to eliminate flat tires, Tractus is available as an accessory for select Exmark Lazer Z zero-turn mower models. “In use, Tractus also provides more consistent ground pressure with a larger contact patch for reduced turf compaction and a better overall cut quality,” Jamie Briggs,... read more

    Makita USA adds new trimmer

    November 5, 2019By

    Makita U.S.A. released the 18V LXT brushless cordless string trimmer (XRU12). Designed for precision trimming and edging, this new cordless string trimmer expands Makita’s cordless outdoor power equipment offering and features a split-shaft design. The lower shaft and trimmer head detaches from the upper shaft, creating a more compact size for convenient storage and transportation. The XRU12 can deliver up... read more

    Scepter introduces SmartControl fuel containers

    November 4, 2019By

    Scepter debuted its newest fuel container recently at the 2019 GIE+EXPO, the Scepter SmartControl fuel container. The spout design of SmartControl makes it easier to fuel equipment with a clean and fast pour. The user-controlled flow valve with flame mitigation device makes it easy and safe to direct the amount of fuel dispensed. The container stores with the spout on.... read more