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Keys to Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management’s success
Matt White, CEO and owner of Caretaker, and Mark Wordley, COO and president, speak with Landscape Management about what they see as keys to grow and maintain a successful business, like Caretaker Landscape & Tree Management, No. 85 on the LM150 list.
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Neighborly, parent company of The Grounds Guys, sold
KKR, a global investment firm, will acquire home services platform Neighborly, the parent company of The Grounds Guys. Find out more about the deal.
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Volunteers to assist at Arlington National Cemetery, National Mall
The National Association of Landscape Professionals will gather landscape professionals to update and service trees, turf and irrigation at the National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery. Learn more about the upcoming event.
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People on the Move
Promotions and hirings from:

→ Ryan Lawn & Tree

→ SePro

→ and more

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Atticus rebrands turf and ornamental line as EcoCore
Atticus rebranded its professional noncrop market business to EcoCore and unveiled new leadership.
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Target Specialty Products hosts webinar on sedge and kyllinga control
Target Specialty Products' webinar today at 1:30 p.m. EST with Tina Bond, technical services manager for FMC. Bond will discuss how to manage sedge and kyllinga with Dismiss NXT. Find out where to register.
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mowing+maintenance ↴    
Oregon Tool sold to Platinum Equity
Oregon Tool said this acquisition by Platinum Equity will fuel the company's product innovation and propel global growth. Find out more.
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design/build+installation ↴    
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Case excavators gaining advanced machine control option
Case expanded the availability of OEM-Fit 2D and 3D Leica control options with advanced grade-tracking features to its D Series excavators. Get the scoop on the features.
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A Look Back: Design software has come a long way
Take a look at this blast from the past and how computer-aided design programs transformed the landscape design process.
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irrigation+water management ↴    
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Hunter expands irrigation controller recycling program
Hunter Industries grew its e-waste recycling with Blue Star Recyclers nationwide to Hunter Preferred Program members. The program runs through Sept. 30.
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snow+ice management ↴    
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Hilltip intros IceStriker salt spreader
Hilltip’s IceStriker SSA/SSC electric-powered spreaders are designed for use on three-quarter-ton trucks and in capacities up to 3.3 cubic yards.
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SnowEx adds all-weather storage containers
The all-weather storage containers from SnowEx are designed for on-site storage of supplies and tools will be available in four sizes.
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Aspire Software CEO Mark Tipton on being acquired by ServiceTitan
Aspire Software CEO Mark Tipton joins LM Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones to discuss the recent agreement to be acquired by ServiceTitan. He explains how the deal will allow Aspire to remain the same, how ServiceTitan's investment will allow the entire green industry to grow and how clients are excited about the future.
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Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
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To be a great leader, learn how to be a great follower
Jeffrey Scott shares how learning to follow, not only just lead, will help you build trust among your employees and create a stronger operation.
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LM150: How the green industry continues to grow despite the pandemic
In this analysis of the 2021 LM150 list, one thing is clear: The lawn care and landscape industry continued to grow and set records.
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How to eradicate summer weeds
Effective weed control starts with proper ID. Here to help with summer weeds are turfgrass experts from FMC, Nufarm, PBI-Gordon and Corteva Agriscience.
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How to make money and keep customers happy during a labor shortage

Date: July 29
Sponsored by: Slingshot

Landscape business owners are faced with an unprecedented labor shortage at a time when work is pouring in. In this webinar hosted by Landscape Management columnist and industry consultant Jeffrey Scott, we dive into ways owners can operate more effectively, smoothly and profitably, while maintaining the high level of service customers expect.

  • Jeffrey Scott, president, Jeffrey Scott Consulting

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