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Emily Schappacher is a freelance writer based in Cleveland.

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What to know before buying a spray rig Posted on 17 Oct 2017 in the 1017 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

A spray rig is a significant investment. There are several factors LCOs should consider before making such a purchase. ave Arnett knows that when lawn care operators (LCOs) purchase a... Read more»

Design software to-do’s Posted on 04 Oct 2017 in the 0917 & Design/Build+Installation & Featured categories.

Landscape professionals offer tips and tricks for getting the most out of design software. To Patrick DuChene, choosing the right landscape design software program is only half the battle. “The... Read more»

Why one man traded in his temporary gig for a long-term career Posted on 20 Sep 2017 in the 0917 & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Rodney Creech turned his accidental lawn care business into a long-term, sustainable career. Rodney Creech always thought he would be a farmer. After all, his family farm goes back four... Read more»

A group effort: How organizations are teaming up to promote efficient water management Posted on 04 Aug 2017 in the 0817 & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

Partnerships among agencies that focus on efficient water management are more important than ever. Water shortages continue to impact states throughout the country, a fact that Mary Ann Dickinson, president... Read more»

Best practices for account manager vehicles Posted on 17 Jul 2017 in the 0717 & Featured & Mowing+Landscape Maintenance categories.

What’s the best approach for handling account manager vehicles? Three pros weigh in. The account manager vehicle policy at Toledo Lawns in Toledo, Ohio, has been flexible throughout the years.... Read more»

Celebrating Smart Irrigation Month with watering tips and stats Posted on 11 Jul 2017 in the 0717 & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

As Smart Irrigation Month enters its 13th year, efficient irrigation practices are as important as ever.   Illustrations: ©istock.com/RonFullHD/Sudowoodo Read more»