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Choosing between sod, seed or hydroseed

January 29, 2016By

When renovating or installing new turf, choosing whether to sod, seed or hydroseed is a case-by-case decision. Below, we break down a few considerations, but the most important one should always be what’s best for the lawn, experts say. “Whenever we’re making a recommendation we give (the client) what fixes the lawn the best because the last thing you want... read more

SOD offers free business development webinars

December 16, 2015By

Salespeople on Demand (SOD), a coaching and consulting company for landscape professionals, is offering a free business development workshop webinar series to all Landscape Contractors and Landscape LinkedIn group members. These workshops are designed to provide an examination of your business and to help you create clear goals and a vision for your business. Topics for the workshops include hiring, training... read more

Business Systemization Symposium slated for Jan. 26-28

December 11, 2014By

Salespeople-On-Demand (SOD) is hosting its first-ever Business Systemization Symposium Jan. 26-28 at The Conference Center at Waltham Woods near Boston. The symposium aims to help business owners create a strategic vision for their landscape maintenance company and get out of crisis management using the tools attainable through systemization. Speakers include: Sales Speaker—Dan Pestretto, founder and sales director of SOD; Operations Speaker—Steven Cohen,... read more

Don’t double up on sod

December 20, 2012By

Turfgrass sod experts agree: Installing sod on an existing lawn will create more work in the end. The Internet can be a tremendous tool, especially when it comes to seeking helpful information. Unfortunately, misinformation is abundant. Consider this “advice” one website’s contributing writer offered. “Professional landscapers often apply sod directly over grass. The sod compresses the grass and limits its... read more

Sod harvested at TPI Summer Conference beautifies village park

August 10, 2010By

By: Jim Novak, Turfgrass Producers International NEW YORK, NY — When Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) held its Summer Convention here, July 26 – 29 and its Field Day at nearby Pine Island Turf Nursery in Pine Island on July 29th there was plenty of activity. More than 40 exhibitors and 300 turfgrass producers from around the world participated. TPI members from... read more

Recent Ag census provides some interesting information

July 8, 2009By

By: Jim Novak, Turfgrass Producers International The 2007 Census of Agriculture released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) earlier this year reported there were 1,881 turfgrass sod farms in operation throughout the United States at the time of the census. This number reflects an 11.4% decrease in the number of turfgrass farms when compared to the 2,124 reported... read more