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SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
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GIE+EXPO 2020: No show. Now what?
With the 2020 GIE+EXPO show postponed until October 2021 due to the coronavirus, the green industry learns to adapt and move forward.
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SavATree expands in Colorado
SavATree acquired Jordan’s Tree Moving & Maintenance in Fort Collins, Colo., and will centralize operations at SavATree’s Fort Collins facility.
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People on the Move
Promotions and hirings from:

→ PBI-Gordon

→ Kichler Lighting

→ and more

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turf+ornamental ↴    
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Tech to grow your turf business
Three lawn care operators give an inside look into how lawn care companies around the country are using software and services to stay on top of their game. Get the scoop here.
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mowing+maintenance ↴    
Image: Bobcat
Bobcat enters turf market, launches zero-turn mowers
Bobcat Co. debuted 21 new commercial and residential zero-turn ride-on and stand-on mowers with five platforms. Check out the full lineup.
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Image: Yamaha
Yamaha debuts off-road side-by-side line
Yamaha's new Wolverine RMAX2 1000 and RMAX4 1000 feature a 999-cc engine, Yamaha Drive-Mode power-delivery system, Fox iQS suspension technology and more. Learn more about the new features.
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Oldcastle Lawn & Garden and Sustainable Green Team secure packaging agreement
Sustainable Green Team’s subsidiary, Mulch Manufacturing, has secured a packaging agreement with Oldcastle Lawn & Garden to supply Midwest stores. Learn more about the deal.
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design/build+installation ↴    
Photo: Vectorworks
Vectorworks unveils 2021 version of BIM and design software
Vectorworks launched Vectorworks 2021. This latest release includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as 2021 versions of Vision, Braceworks and ConnectCAD. Learn more here.
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Image: John Deere
John Deere launches L-Series tractor loaders
John Deere’s new 210L and 210L EP models are designed to support 2D- or 3D-grade control systems to automatically control the box blade’s lift and tilt. Find out more about these new tractor loaders.
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irrigation+water management ↴    
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How Conserva Irrigation is rising to the challenge
Find out how Conserva Irrigation has been approaching growth, training and water management amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
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snow+ice management ↴    
Photo: David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc.
Worth its salt: Why direct liquid brine applications are useful
Snow professionals at David J. Frank Landscape Contracting divulge why direct liquid brine applications are a useful tool in the snow services toolbox.
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Grow with Grunder: Get all-in with snow removal
Learn why Marty Grunder, CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co., is thinking about snow removal in September and how planning can help 2021 be your best year ever.
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Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
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High Performance: Joining the strengths-based leadership movement
“The reality is that we all have natural talents — why not take this natural talent and develop it into something amazing?” asks Phil Harwood. In his latest column, he explains why it’s important for leaders to develop employees’ strengths, instead of trying to fix their weaknesses.
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Seth's Cut: Sentimental for a selfie
LM Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones recalls some memories from GIE+EXPO 2019 and describes what it was like to put together the cover story of the September issue.
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Protect your Turf: Fall lawn care 101
Experts from Mulch Mate and The Andersons explain what lawn care operators need to know about fall lawn care maintenance practices.
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LM September 2020 Cover. Photo by Brett Carlsen / Stringer/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Divide, Conquer & Grow!
How to share leadership so that your company grows faster while your operations run more efficiently
Date: Oct. 15
Brought to you by: Slingshot

Landscape business owners are used to wearing too many hats, but that will eventually lead to burnout. In this webinar, learn how splitting responsibilities with your No. 2 can help your team operate more effectively and achieve more profitability.

We'll break down the various models and techniques to set this up to help you choose what works best for you and your company.

Speaker: Jeffrey Scott, MBA

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