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JANUARY 2, 2020
Editor's note:
We, the LM editors, put our heads together to compile this list of the most influential feature stories of 2019. We hope you find these lessons helpful and can use them in the coming year. Wishing you good fortune and success in 2020!
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Get inspired by the stories of growth and determination shown by some of the top companies in our annual LM150 list of the largest landscape companies. Check out the full special section for company profiles, insights and the entire list.
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2019 Industry Pulse: Still growing strong
Despite a tight labor market, landscape pros report healthy business conditions. Check out our annual data-filled Industry Pulse report to learn more.
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Work to do: Tackling the industry’s labor shortage
We spoke to many landscape experts to find out how companies, manufacturers and industry pros are tackling landscaping’s labor shortage.
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turf+ornamental ↴    
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Explore the benefits of biological fertilizers
Biological fertilizers enhance turf’s growth and vitality, say experts from Anuvia Plant Nutrients and Cool Planet. Learn more.
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mowing+maintenance ↴    
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The A&A way
Learn how Andrew Wesselman and Tony Kelly overcame years of setbacks to grow A&A Lawn Care and Landscaping to a $7.5 million operation.
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irrigation+water management ↴    
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Water less, do more
Experts from Gachina Landscape Management, Conserva Irrigation, Hunter Industries and more explain how irrigation technology is turning the tides on excessive water use while still providing results.
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design/build+installation ↴    
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Scale up your business by ‘trimming the fat’
Doug Taylor’s lean approach to growth has helped his Ontario-based Frontiers Landscape Architecture design/build firm thrive. Learn more.
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snow+ice management ↴    
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Operating efficiently before, during and after snow events
Two snow and ice management companies share what they do before, during and after snow events to make sure their operations are running efficiently. Find out more.
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1 bottle = 1 acre
Quali-Pro knows that you don’t want to do math, you want to take care of your customers. That’s why they make it easy to use their combination products Fahrenheit and Negate herbicides. Find out how.
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Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
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A winning mindset
Marty Grunder explains the importance of maintaining a positive company culture, especially throughout the busy season.
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Meet KR Chariot inventor David Reeves | GIE+EXPO 2019
In one of our most-viewed videos from GIE+EXPO 2019, meet David Reeves, the inventor of the KR Chariot.
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Poa pop quiz
Poa annua came up a lot in Landscape Management's pages in 2019, which is why we want to see if you’ve been paying attention. Take the quiz and see how your answers stack up.
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SafetyWatch: Proper winter attire
It’s important to dress comfortably for winter work. The real challenge is to keep skin warm and dry. Greenius helps explains what types of clothing snow professionals should be wearing.
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