TAG: landscape industry

Planet Community Stewardship Award Winner: Charity by design

August 2, 2018By

For one architectural software firm, giving never gets old. When 32 Nemetschek Vectorworks employees participated in a Habitat for Humanity project in 2006, they laid the foundation for homes—and built a long-term commitment to volunteerism in the process. “Since then, our desire to play a larger role within our community spread like wildfire among employees,” says Eric Gilbey, landscape industry... read more

Live from GIE+EXPO 2015

October 20, 2015By

LM is reporting live from GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., from Oct. 21-23. The trade show includes product demonstrations, press conferences and educational sessions, as well as a 19-acre demonstration area. Stay tuned for news articles, videos and photos from the event. News, product launches from the show John Deere to sell mower with Tweel at GIE+EXPO (10/8/2015) Hustler to drop... read more

NHLA names 2015-2016 Board of Directors

June 25, 2015By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), the trade association for the professional development of Hispanics in the U.S. landscape industry, named its new Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term. The NHLA chose its leadership to reflect the diversity of the landscape industry, including both Hispanic and non-Hispanic members. This year’s board of officers includes: President Juan Torres, Founder of... read more

PLANET AEF promotes landscape industry careers

July 7, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) expanded its mission statement and joined a public awareness campaign to attract people into a career in the landscape and lawn care industry. As part of the new mission, “to attract, inspire, and support the education and advancement of landscape professionals who create and manage healthy green spaces for the benefit of society,” PLANET... read more

Green Industry generosity

July 2, 2014By

It’s 6 a.m. on Friday, June 20. I pour a cup of coffee and sit down at my kitchen counter to check my email on my smartphone like I do on all workdays. It’s probably a bad habit, I realize, but I like to clear out the clutter so it’s not waiting for me when I arrive at the office... read more

Improve your landscape maintenance margins

July 2, 2014By

There’s hardly a contractor who’s not concerned with pricing challenges and the negative impact they have on gross margins. The competitive environment has put enormous pressure on service companies to find savings wherever possible. As a result, many maintenance companies take the easy way out. They cut hours and force crews to do more work in less time. This is... read more