Turf+Ornamental Care

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  • Exploring vegetation management as a viable add-on service

    December 15, 2017By

    Mark Black has some words of wisdom for his fellow lawn care operators: “Remember, one part of your business is to make it clean and green,” says the owner of Country Club Lawn & Tree Specialists in South Roxana, Ill. “The other side is to kill everything.” While “killing everything” might sound like an LCO’s worst nightmare, there is one... read more

    Mirimichi Green releases ‘natural’ insect control products

    December 12, 2017By

    Mirimichi Green released four “natural” insect control products designed to control mosquitoes, fleas, ants, roaches, no-see-ums, chiggers and spiders. The products are Mirimichi Green Pest Control for use on landscapes; Mirimichi Green Growers Pest Control for use in gardening and crop production; Mirimichi Green Irrigation Pest Control for use in irrigation systems; and Mirimichi Green Personal Repellent for spraying on... read more

    Briggs & Stratton acquires assets of Ground Logic

    December 12, 2017By

    Briggs & Stratton Corp. acquired the assets of Ground Logic in Lincoln, Neb., a designer and manufacturer of stand-on commercial spreaders and spreaders/sprayers for fertilizer and pesticide-herbicide lawn applications. “This acquisition supports Briggs & Stratton’s strategy to ‘fill out the trailer’ of the commercial lawn and turf professional, with highly regarded products that are built to stand up to the... read more

    TruGreen earns top workplaces, happiest companies accolades

    December 7, 2017By

    The Commercial Appeal, a newspaper in Memphis, Tenn., named TruGreen one of the city’s Top Workplaces for the fourth consecutive year. The Top Workplaces lists are based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, formerly WorkplaceDynamics, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. “It’s an honor to receive the Top Workplaces award for the fourth year... read more

    SJ Ward Landscapes diversifies with Spring-Green

    November 30, 2017By

    Spring-Green Lawn Care welcomed a new franchise owner, Steve Ward of SJ Ward Landscapes in Longmont, Colo. Ward said his diversification with Spring-Green is a long-term commitment that will provide stability for the future. “Spring-Green expands our opportunity to provide fertilization and weed control services to commercial and residential properties,” he said. “At scale this business can be very profitable... read more

    Target Specialty Products teams up with Scotts

    November 21, 2017By

    Scotts partnered with Target Specialty Products, a national wholesale distributor of turf & ornamental and pest control products, to develop a complete line of professional turf products backed by Scotts Pro technology. “Scotts is a leader in the lawn and turf care industries, and we’re thrilled about the opportunity to partner with them,” said Todd Ferguson, president of Target Specialty... read more