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MARCH 5, 2020
A think tank for solving landscape’s labor shortage
The landscape management apprenticeship program, recruiting and retention, diversity and robotic mowers were some of the big topics at the 2020 National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Workforce Summit. Here’s what we learned.
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Greenzie secures $750,000 investment
Greenzie procured a $750,000 investment in a second round of funding, which will be used to develop software for its robotic mowing program. Details on the investment can be found here.
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Ping’s Tree Service joins SavATree
The Indianapolis-based company, Ping's Tree Service, merged with Bedford Hills, N.Y.-based company, SavATree. Find out more about the latest acquisition.
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Landscape Development Inc. buys Zuke’s Landscape
Enhanced Landscape Management, the maintenance division of Landscape Development Inc., acquired Zuke's Landscape from Rancho Cordova, Calif.
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HeartLand acquires 3 commercial landscape companies
HeartLand Co. purchased three additional commercial landscape and facilities services companies: Heritage Landscape Services, Landscape Concepts Management and Snowmen365. Learn more about the acquisitions here.
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People on the Move
Promotions and hirings from:

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FX Luminaire introduces new down light
FX Luminaire released a new ultra-compact QL down light, ideal for narrow-space installations in both new and retrofit projects, according to the company.
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Isuzu showcases 2 new gasoline engines
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America released two new gasoline engines for its N-Series trucks while at the National Truck Equipment Association’s 2020 Work Truck Show. Learn more.
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Arborjet’s TREE-äge R10 now available in California
Arborjet expanded the TREE-äge line with the launch of a new product, TREE-äge R10, now available in California. Here's how the R10 improves on its predecessor.
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Jain Irrigation launches AI-powered irrigation solution
Jain Irrigation unveiled Jain Unity, an automatic irrigation control system and environmental data services platform. Unity is fully powered by artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.
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Fisher releases new pusher plow, attachment kits
At the 2020 National Truck Equipment Association’s 2020 Work Truck Show, Fisher Engineering debuted new models of its Storm Boxx plows and the new Minute Mount two-attachment kits for tractors.
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LM 2019 Industry Pulse: Plenty of work, but no workforce
Landscape professionals say they have faced issues with not only finding labor, but finding qualified workers within the labor pool. Here's how those in the industry have been trying to find and keep good hires.
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The “next big thing” in landscaping: water management
Executive Vice President of Weathermatic Brodie Bruner says he and his company believe water management will be the "next big thing" in the landscape industry. Find out why in our interview.
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Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
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Government Affairs: The landscape industry needs more than 45,000 H-2B visas
It is critical to contact your members of Congress now to encourage the Department of Homeland Security to release the full number of additional H-2B visas, says Gregg Robertson. Learn more here.
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What to know about crabgrass and goosegrass
While some may think of crabgrass and goosegrass synonymously, keeping in mind a few key differences may help formulate an effective plan of attack against each weed.
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Software savvy
Choosing the right software for your company is no easy venture. Two landscape companies describe how using software has made their companies run more efficiently.
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Scaling your Landscape Business
March 16
Renaissance Westchester Hotel
West Harrison, N.Y.

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Vectorworks Design Summit
April 22 - 24
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
San Diego

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