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Bartlett Tree Experts staff at work | Photo provided by Bartlett Bartlett expands in Midwest with 2 new offices
Bartlett Tree Experts opened offices in Chicago and Cleveland. Read on to find out which types of disease and insect threats the company predicts will threaten these regions. >>More
OSU offers online program designed to integrate Latino/U.S. workers
Open to the public, the program introduces workers, supervisors and business owners to current issues in workplaces where Latino immigrant workers interact with their American counterparts. >>More
Photo: LM Staff NALP members visit D.C. to volunteer, lobby
Check out our recap for all the highlights from this year's Legislative Days on the Hill and Renewal & Remembrance. >>More
>Companies in the News: John Deere reveals winner of “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest; Ambius snags several Plantscape Awards; and more from Toro, LandscapeHub
Photo: Nearmap Learn how landscapers are using aerial maps to win business faster
From prospecting new opportunities to creating winning proposals, aerial imagery is an efficient tool that can be used to grow your business. Find out how you can use it to scale operations faster and without ever leaving your office.
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What’s new with fungicides
To help you navigate the ever-changing fungicide market, we talked with a few industry professionals to learn about what's new, what's working and what you need to keep an eye on in the field. >>More
Alt tag: Photo: David Shetlar, The Ohio State University, Case Study: Chinch bug problem solvers
Gardenmasters of S.W. Florida relies on its portfolio of green and healthy lawns to sell its insecticide services. With one annual application and no callbacks, the company sees 10 to 18 percent growth each year with the help of Meridian insecticide by Syngenta.
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Altoz adds new zero-turn to its TRX line
Equipped with rear-mounted tracks and rear torsional suspension, the new model helps safely maintain properties that may include retention ponds, slopes, low lands, shore land and rough terrain. >>More
Photo: Little Wonder Little Wonder unveils new leaf and debris vacuum
The vacuum features serrated steel impeller blade technology, a 40-gallon bag capacity, foam-gripped handles that angle upwards to match the hand’s natural position and instant height adjustment from the operator’s position. >>More
Husqvarna Group to restructure consumer brands division
Husqvarna Group will dissolve its consumer brands division into the Husqvarna and Gardena divisions. Read on to learn about other changes coming from the company in the near future. >>More
Greenworks, Super Lawn Technologies team up to provide ‘on-the-go’ battery charging option
This collaboration features Super Lawn Technologies’ new “Solar Lawn Truck,” a vehicle lined with solar panels to channel solar energy into power, and Greenworks Commercial’s 82-volt lithium-ion battery-powered tools. Find out how you can test it out for yourself. >>More
Are Your Employee Pay & Benefits Up to Date?
Attract and retain employees by staying current with compensation and benefit standards. The 2017 Employee Compensation Report for the Landscape & Lawn Care Industry provides you with industry benchmarks.
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Kioti Tractor adds 8 compact tractors to DK10 product line
The DK10SE series includes four cab models and four rollover protection system models. Take a closer look at the newest additions to the Kioti Tractor portfolio. >>More
Photo: GPS Insight How to decrease monthly
fuel costs

With fuel costs creeping up this spring and summer, you’ve likely noticed your monthly bill going up as well. While the cost of fuel may be out of your control, you can control how much your business consumes. One way to do this is by using a GPS tracking system that provides tangible answers about the root of excessive fuel consumption. Read this article to see how three businesses dramatically reduced their fuel costs with GPS Insight.
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Ewing opens first location in Maryland
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply opened a new store in Gaithersburg, Md., its first location in the Mid-Atlantic region. Get the full scoop on the new location. >>More
SnowWolf intros FlexFrame option for select plows
The redesigned FlexFrame allows the plow to rise and fall with all the machine’s wheels riding on the ground. >>More
Boss Snowplow adds new plows and accessories
Boss Snowplow expanded its snow and ice removal arsenal with SK-R rubber edge box plows for skid-steers, V-plow accessories and the stainless steel XT Plow. Learn more about the new models. >>More
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
Photo: A tool for getting company culture right
The most useful tool for communicating company culture is the employee handbook, according to Jeff Korhan. Check out his latest blog post to find out why. >>More