Turf+Ornamental Care

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  • Brookside Agra develops new conservation-focused soil amendment

    June 20, 2018By

    Brookside Agra, an O’Fallon, Ill.-based company, developed H2OExcel, a proprietary, natural water conservation agent and soil amendment. The product improves the health and appearance of turfgrass when heat and drought conditions are high, all while using 30 to 50 percent less water, according to a study conducted by researchers at Purdue University. “Water will always take the path of least... read more

    Show me the money: A look at incentive programs

    June 18, 2018By

    They say money talks. And it seems lawn care technicians are listening. Companies are offering commission, bonus and incentive programs to increase production rates and motivate their lawn care crews to go the extra mile. “In today’s competitive workplace, it takes a whole lot more than just a flat hourly rate to attract someone to be part of your company,”... read more

    Branch Creek launches Safer Play line of ‘minimum risk’ products

    June 14, 2018By

    Branch Creek, a subsidiary of SynaTek Solutions, launched its Safer Play line of turf and lawn products. Safer Play’s Weed Shield, Grub Shield and Lawn Food with Crabgrass Prevention is designed to help homeowners and lawn care professionals protect lawns and turf fields from weeds and insects, without the need to use U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered pesticides. “These are... read more

    SavATree expands into Georgia with 404-CUT-TREE acquisition

    June 6, 2018By

    SavATree acquired 404-CUT-TREE in Norcross, Ga. This is SavATree’s first branch in Georgia, opening up a whole new region for the Bedford Hills, N.Y.-based company. Terms were not disclosed. SavATree ranks No. 16 on the forthcoming 2018 LM150 list of largest landscape companies with $109 million in 2017 revenue. The company made several acquisitions last year, including that of Denver-based... read more

    Nufarm receives EPA registration for Sure Power selective herbicide

    June 4, 2018By

    Nufarm Americas has been granted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for its Sure Power selective herbicide. “Sure Power herbicide represents a new standard in weed control,” said Jason Fausey, Ph.D., Nufarm’s turf & ornamentals technical services director. “It’s a fast-acting broad-spectrum herbicide that controls some of the most challenging weeds, such as ground ivy and wild violet.” Sure Power... read more

    LM Growth Summit workshop speaker will help attendees gain ‘traction’

    June 4, 2018By

    Ken Bogard will present a workshop called “Get a Grip on Your Business: The Entrepreneurial Operating System” at the LM Growth Summit in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 12-14. During the workshop, Bogard will explain how the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)—popularized by the book “Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business” by Gino Wickman—helps people get what they want from their... read more

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