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LM150: 2021 list by region
Want to know which companies are top performers in the West? How about the Southeast? Take a look at the 2021 LM150 list — sorted for top performers by region. 
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NALP’s Renewal & Remembrance returns
More than 200 volunteers participated in enhancement projects at the National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery as part of the organization’s 25th anniversary event.
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Virginia landscaper sentenced to year in prison for covering up fatal accident
Landscaper Robert Lee Strickland Jr. has been sentenced to one year in prison for covering up a fatal hit-and-run accident in Virginia. Find out more.
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National Heat Coalition established
Leading companies in cooling and heat relief and workplace safety innovations said the National Heat Coalition will provide heat-safety research, solutions, education and awareness to eliminate heat-related injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Get the scoop.
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How to ID Pythium blight
Get the scoop on ideal conditions, mistakes to avoid and treatments to keep the pesky lawn disease Pythium blight in check.
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Woods Equipment adds rear-mount finish mowers
Enhancements on Woods Equipment’s rear-mount finish mowers include quick-hitch readiness and an improved driveline holder for ease of attachment. Cut quality updates include new high-lift blades, under-deck baffling and a wider discharge outlet. Find out more.
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Briggs & Stratton launches Vanguard lithium-ion battery pack
Briggs and Stratton released its Vanguard 10-kWh Commercial lithium-ion battery pack, the largest in its lineup. Learn more.
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design/build+installation ↴    
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FX Luminaire intros strip light
FX Luminaire's new SRP strip light offers contractors a quick and easy installation solution for strip lights. Learn more.
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Little Beaver’s Lone Star Drills adds Honda engine
Little Beaver subsidiary Lone Star Drills added a Honda engine as the base model to its high-powered soil drill systems.
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IA recognizes annual award winners
The Irrigation Association (IA) recently kicked off its Smart Irrigation Month by recognizing the recipients of its annual awards.
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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
  • Taylor Olson, executive chairman, Slingshot by Workwave
  • Chris Vedrani, president, Planted Earth Landscaping
  • Ted Lucia, president, Lucia Landscaping

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Susan McGee of Lawn Doctor of Wilmington and Brunswick Co. discusses the green industry
Susan McGee, owner of Lawn Doctor of Wilmington and Brunswick Co., N.C., speaks with LM Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones about how she broke into the industry. She also speaks about the enjoyment she gets from working in the green industry and how she sees it changing in the future.
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This summer, I’m heading out on the highway
LM Editor in Chief Seth Jones shares the inspiration behind this month's cover story and some takeaways from his recent trip to OPEI's annual meeting.
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Understand costs, gross margins to drive profitability
Marty Grunder shares why it's important to understand your costs and gross profit margins to optimize your business operations.
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How to contend with rising raw material prices
In the July 2021 edition of Landscape Management's Editorial Advisory Board, members share how businesses should contend with rising material prices.
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The Grow Group’s Fall Field Trip
Aug. 18-19
Grunder Landscaping Co.
Dayton, Ohio

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Jeffrey Scott’s Summer Growth Summit
Aug. 31-Sept. 1
St. Louis, Mo.

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