TAG: LCOs

Serious business: The LM Growth Summit

January 16, 2019By
Turfco President George Kinkead (left) talks to the Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control team about the finer details of the T3100 spreader-sprayer. (Photo: Seth Jones)

Now in its eighth year, the LM Growth Summit is unique in the industry in that it brings lawn care professionals face-to-face with some of the industry’s leading innovators. Sure, the opportunity exists to schedule these meetings at national or regional trade shows. But good luck successfully making 10 meetings with top level executives — let alone the owners of... read more

New and improved

March 7, 2018By

Two new specialty herbicides developed by Dow AgroSciences are expected to hit the lawn care market by fall 2018. Dow AgroSciences has developed two new specialty postemergent herbicides for the turf market. GameOn™ specialty herbicide delivers complete broad-spectrum postemergent control of more than 100 broadleaf weeds including clover, dandelion, ground ivy, henbit, oxalis and plantain. Relzar™ specialty herbicide controls more... read more

Two for one

March 22, 2017By

Landscape bed weed control services can be an easy upsell for lawn care operators. On the topic of landscape bed maintenance programs, Pierre Bridger doesn’t mince words. “I’ve been doing this for 30-plus years and very few guys I know on the residential side will do much with bed maintenance progams,” said Bridger, director of operations for Vibrant Outdoors in... read more

Ability to adapt

February 2, 2017By

LCOs who offer flexible application programs can enhance results and keep customers happy, while using less product more efficiently. In any business, it’s wise to stay flexible. That’s particularly true for lawn care operators looking to keep their customers’ lawns weed free. Experts agree that offering flexible application programs can enhance results and keep customers happy, while using less product... read more

Weathering the weather

February 17, 2015By

During the 2014 LM Lawn Care Forum, a panel of LCOs hit on how to handle unwelcome weather events. When it comes to coping with Mother Nature, Brad Johnson puts lawn care professionals under the same umbrella as farmers. “We’re going to have good years and bad years,” says the president of LawnAmerica, a $6 million firm in Tulsa, Okla.... read more