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NOVEMBER 4, 2021
 
  TOP HEADLINES
 
Aspire Software to add Go iLawn and LandOne
 
Aspire Software said the addition of Go iLawn and LandOne, online property measurement and design tools, will enhance the company's service offerings.
 
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We need your help: Take our 2021 Industry Pulse Survey
 
Help us understand where the industry and your business are headed in the coming years. As a thank you for your participation, you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card or lunch for the crew.
 
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SavATree merges with Northwest Tree Specialists
 
SavATree said this addition of Northwest Tree Specialists will expand the company's presence in Oregon.
 
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Applications open for the Herring Group’s Landscape Peer Benchmark Report
 
An annual report from The Herring Group will show how landscaping companies stack up against peers in the industry. Submissions close Nov. 4.
 
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Outdoor Living Supply adds Landscapers Depot
 
Outdoor Living Supply acquired Landscapers Depot, a supplier of landscape supplies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
 
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  INDUSTRY NEWS
 
 
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How humates help your turf
 
Experts explain how adding humates to a lawn care program can create healthier, hardier turf.
 
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John Deere adds long bed special application vehicles
 
New special application vehicles from John Deere can travel up to 45 miles per hour and are designed to haul larger, bulkier items.
 
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Vanguard 400 propane engine earns EPA certification
 
The Vanguard 400 single-cylinder engine, converted to run on propane, has been certified by the EPA as compliant with the Clean Air Act emission standards.
 
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Greenworks launches new mowers
 
Greenworks Commercial released three new 82-volt zero-turn mowers, a push mower and two self-propelled mowers.
 
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RELATED: Greenworks to launch commercial-grade robotic mower
 
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FRAM adds new ultrasynthetic oil filter
 
FRAM's new ultrasynthetic oil filter includes a new two-ply synthetic media for filtration efficiency and advanced protection for up to 20,000 miles.
 
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Bobcat adds to compact excavator lineup
 
Bobcat said its new E32, E35 25-hp and E35 33-hp R2-Series excavators offer power and productivity in a compact frame.
 
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irrigation+water management ↴    
Husqvarna Group to buy Orbit Irrigation
 
Orbit Irrigation, a Salt Lake City-based company that produces a B-hyve suite of smart irrigation technology, will join Husqvarna's Gardena Division.
 
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  LM VIDEO
 
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Why you shouldn't just raise your prices this fall
 
Marty Grunder, CEO of The Grow Group and Grunder Landscaping Co., shares the best practices companies should take when it comes to setting prices, including using software to improve efficiency and keep your company competitive and profitable.
 
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  FROM OUR BLOG
 
Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
 
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Tips to audit your 2022 marketing
 
Jeff Korhan says that when you focus and improve on gaps in your customer experience, you can boost your leads and referrals.
 
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4 ways a second-in-command can grow your business
 
To scale your business and free up your time as an owner, your business needs a strong leadership team. Jeffrey Scott describes the value of a second-in-command.
 
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A look back: Labor shortage, nothing new
 
Landscape company operators have struggled to find qualified workers since the industry began, as evidenced by this story from 1989.
 
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