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JANUARY 9, 2020
SiteOne acquires New England-based landscape supply company
SiteOne Landscape Supply acquired Dirt Doctors, a landscape supply company serving the greater New England market. Hear from the chairman and CEO of SiteOne, Doug Black, about the purchase.
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NALP releases list of top 5 lawn care and landscape trends for 2020
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) unveiled its official list of the top lawn care and landscape trends for 2020. Make sure you’re in the know and check out what’s trending this year.
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Ruppert Landscape adds new branch in Delaware
Ruppert Landscape expanded its landscape management operations to include a new branch in Delaware on the Delmarva peninsula. Find out more from Doug Halsey, regional vice president.
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NALP seeks speakers for Landscapes 2020
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is currently seeking proposals for speakers for Landscapes 2020, held in conjunction with GIE+EXPO, Oct. 20-23 in Louisville, Ky. Find out how to submit an idea.
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People on the Move
Promotions and hirings from:


→Davey Tree

→Allu Group

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Apex releases new line of hydroseeding and environmental spray applicators
Apex by Fecon introduced its lineup of hydroseeding and environmental spray applicators, which can be used in off-road environments, including pipeline seeding, landfill top cover and more. Learn about the full line.
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Increase efficient mowing with airless radial tires
Airless radial tires are making flat tires and pressure checks a thing of the past for some contractors. Experts from John Deere, Exmark and Michelin explain the benefits of using these tires.
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design/build+installation ↴    
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Kichler releases new 12V integrated hardscapes kit
Kichler Lighting introduced 12V integrated LED hardscape lighting, which boasts 180 degrees of pivot rotation for direct-to-surface install. Find out more about the new design.
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irrigation+water management ↴    
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Rain Bird’s new IQ4 Central Control Platform offers full remote access and more
Rain Bird’s new IQ4 Central Control Platform software provides full remote commercial irrigation system access and numerous advanced water management features from any web-based device.
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LM 2019 Industry Pulse: Labor report
The good news in 2019 was that the economy was strong and demand for landscape services was high. But, when the going is good with the economy and the unemployment rate is low, that usually means one thing: Labor is scarce. Such was the case in 2019, said many respondents to LM’s 2019 Industry Pulse.
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Continuous product improvement
Product development is a team effort at control product manufacturer Quali-Pro and its parent company Control Solutions Inc. Learn about how it works from Technical Services Manager Ian Rodriguez.
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Grow with Grunder: Start the new year with your win-back list
Marty Grunder shares details about creating a win-back list. Here’s how you can win back some of the business that you may have lost.
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The Big One: An indoor paradise
Wagner Landscaping maintains the indoor and outdoor landscaping at Katrite Resort & Indoor Spa in Monticello, N.Y. See what challenges the company overcame in its first year of maintaining the site.
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How Google is elevating conversational search
LM columnist Jeff Korhan explains how Google is stepping up its game when it comes to conversational search.
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