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DECEMBER 17, 2020
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Seth's Cut: 2020 hindsight
Seth Jones reflects on how LM's 2020 Industry Pulse, brought to you by Cub Cadet, reveals that despite difficulties, the landscape industry had an amazing year.
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Scaling your business in 2021
Tony Ricketts of Lawnline Marketing and Jeffrey Scott offered their top tips for growth in their webinar, "Scalable Growth Strategies for Multimillion Dollar Lawn & Landscape Businesses." Here’s what we learned about leveling up profits, marketing and recruitment for the coming year.
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Ewing offers new customer rewards program
Ewing’s ProAdvantage Program will offer contractors points for purchases as well as business resources and discounts. Learn more about this new program, launching Jan. 4.
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Persistent problems: Tough weeds, part 2
Experts explain how to identify and control broadleaf plantain, spurge and doveweed in part 2 of this series on pesky weeds.
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RELATED: Weed Avengers: Pesky no more, Part 1
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Echo debuts new powerful backpack blower
Echo’s new PB-9010 backpack blower offers 1,110 cfm and 220 mph blowing performance at the blower’s nozzle.
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Werk-Brau introduces productivity package
Werk-Brau is offering a heavy-duty excavator bucket, a progressive linkage thumb and a D-lock coupler for added versatility on job sites.
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Mecalac adds Speed Control System for skid excavators
Mecalac’s Speed Control system allows operators to set minimum travel speed options for its MCR crawler skid excavator models. Get the scoop on this feature.
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irrigation+water management ↴    
Conserva Irrigation marks 100 territory milestone
Conserva Irrigation recently expanded in Oregon, Texas and Pennsylvania and now operates in 107 territories across the country. Learn more about this expansion.
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ASABE publishes new standard to evaluate irrigation control systems
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has developed a new standard for weather-based landscape irrigation control systems.
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Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
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Profit Power: Is your leadership team structured for success?
LM columnist Jeffrey Scott explains how landscape companies can ensure that their leadership teams are structured for success.
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Holiday wishes from Landscape Management
From all of us at Landscape Management, we want to wish you happy holidays and a happy new year, and we want to thank you for all your support throughout the year. All the best for 2021!
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Fall is for planting, December is for planning
Marty Grunder explains why the month of December can be the best time for landscape professionals to reflect on the past year and plan for the coming year.
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New battery-powered equipment in town
A look at the battery-powered equipment from Mulch Mate, Jacto and Mean Green that’s recently made its way into the green industry.
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December 2020 Cover (Photo: Jeff Robinson Photography)