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AUGUST 12, 2021
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Why this year’s plant shortage is a perfect storm
Learn why reduced production, 2020’s increased demand and the February Polar Vortex in Texas has left contractors scrambling to source plant material.
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ExperiGreen Lawn Care expands in midwest
ExperiGreen Lawn Care bought Greener Turf, Delhi Lawn Service, Organic Turf to expand its services in Michigan and Ohio.
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LawnStarter acquires Lawn Love
Tech accelerator graduates Lawn Love and LawnStarter join forces to build on consumers' interest in on-demand tech-enabled services.
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Two Virginia lawn care companies merge
Lawn-Aid of Virginia Beach, Va., joined EarthScapes Lawn and Land Service of Norfolk, Va. Lawn-Aid co-founders will remain with the new entity.
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Target Specialty Products hosts webinar on new active ingredient
Quali-Pro joins Target Specialty Products to talk about the new mode of action in Suprado, an insect growth regulator.
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Why it’s important to keep your truck clean
Experts throughout the industry say neat and organized trucks and trailers can promote efficiency during the busiest times of the year.
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Caterpillar telematics system offers engine-based data
Caterpillar's new whole-machine telematics systems provides location, use data to customers to better maintain equipment.
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Central Turf & Irrigation Supply expands
Central Turf & Irrigation Supply, a distributor of irrigation and landscape supplies, opened its third location in the Chicagoland area.
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Hilltip intros new IceStriker large size spreader
Hilltip's new large IceStriker 6000CM Combi Spreader boasts a 6-cubic-yard capacity and is available as a chain-driven unit.
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Talking tech with Jay Crew Account Manager Cheryl Crabtree
Getting landscaping crews to document their work gets a lot easier with the right tools. Cheryl Crabtree from Jay Crew Landscaping in Missouri talks to us about how her company uses iPads to generate quality data.
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Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
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Why rising costs should equal rising prices
Phil Harwood shares how your business can and should address the rising costs of doing business by raising prices to keep your gross profit margin growing.
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3 keys to success in commercial maintenance sales
Want to up your maintenance sales game? Ken Thomas shares three keys to success in selling commercial maintenance contracts.
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Seth’s Cut: Rockin’ in the free world
LM Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones shares how a family vacation to Texas shows how stretched supply chains impact business reopenings.
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Missed our last webinar? No problem!
Our previous webinar, "How to make money and keep customers happy during a labor shortage" by Slingshot can be viewed on demand at any time.
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