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Web Extra: Top-selling nonroad diesel equipment

January 28, 2015By

As part of the story “Tier 4: What you need to know,” published in the January 2015 issue of  LM, here we shed light on the nonroad diesel equipment most heavily affected by the Tier 4 standards, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation and Air Quality (EPA, OTAQ). Under the Tier 4 standards, EPA groups nonroad diesel equipment... read more

Web Extra: The health payoff from Tier 4

January 27, 2015By

As part of the story “Tier 4: What you need to know,” published in the January 2015 issue of  LM, here’s the anticipated health benefits of the Tier 4 standards according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation and Air Quality (EPA, OTAQ). The EPA, OTAQ predicts health benefits from the Tier 4 standards will equate to $80 billion... read more

Big Picture: Timeless Elegance

January 12, 2015By

LOCATION: Glencoe, Ill. COMPANY: Mariani Landscape, Lake Bluff, Ill. THE DETAILS: The homeowners of this lakefront residence discovered the house in a dilapidated state. Vines covered the windows, and the grounds were overgrown from years of neglect. Believed to have been built in the 1920s, the house was then uninhabitable. In 2013, Mariani Landscape earned a National Landscape Awards of... read more

Backstory: Robert Clinkenbeard

January 9, 2015By

Robert Clinkenbeard Co-0wner, Integrated Landscape Management Tempe, Ariz. Education Forrester High School and Currie High School Edinburgh, Scotland Class of 1988 “My dad used to be a Presbyterian minister. He had older ladies in his congregations who needed help in their gardens, so I used to do that to make some extra money. That’s what initially got me into landscaping.”... read more

Case study: Specialty trimming

January 9, 2015By

Crape myrtle pruning helps trees bloom and profits grow at Thompson Landscape. In the 1990s, customers repeatedly asked Thompson Landscape to add crape myrtle trimming to their yearly landscape maintenance contracts, so the Plano, Texas-based company decided to name and market it as its own service. Doing so has been a differentiator for the firm. Many other landscape companies likely... read more

Motivating customers to prepay

January 9, 2015By

Owning and managing a seasonal business has its challenges. Even the most profitable and thriving business can be out of business if it doesn’t properly manage cash flow. In other words, if there’s not gas in the tank, the engine’s not running. I experienced this first hand with my company, Noon Turf Care. A few years ago we had a... read more