Turf+Ornamental Care

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  • Sierra Natural Science and MTC Horticulture develop natural herbicide

    May 22, 2018By

    Sierra Natural Science and MTC Horticulture Co., organic pest control manufacturer and distributor, respectively, teamed up to develop Weed Rot, a natural herbicide product. “This is the missing piece to the puzzle that will allow anyone to not to have to use a synthetic herbicide,” said Tom Carrasco, president and CEO of MTC Horticulture Co. “Before Weed Rot, it was very... read more

    Arborjet now accepting applications for annual Taking Root Scholarship Program

    May 16, 2018By

    Arborjet is seeking applicants for its 2018 “Taking Root” college scholarship program. For the fifth consecutive year, the scholarship program will award 10 U.S. graduating high school seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be planning to pursue full-time studies in forestry, plant sciences, horticulture, entomology, environmental science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college.... read more

    Testing before treatment

    May 15, 2018By

    When Keith Weyrick patronized his local plant diagnostic clinic in 2012, samples in tow, he didn’t realize one of the clinic’s employees, Ian Maguire, would become his future business partner. Almost six years later, the pair co-owns Plant Health Care Systems of South Florida, a Miami-based plant care company that’s grown into a $1.7-million organization since its founding in 2013.... read more

    Graham Spray Equipment adds new rig to its lineup

    May 8, 2018By

    Graham Spray Equipment added the GSE LawnScaper rig to its lineup. “More and more of our customers are landscapers who want to add lawn, tree and shrub care so they can be a full-service business,” said Dave Arnett, Graham’s sales manager. “With the LawnScaper, we can give them a rig that’s safe and meets all their needs.” The LawnScaper accommodates... read more

    Echo unveils 2 large-capacity spreaders

    May 2, 2018By

    Echo unveiled its RB-80 and RB-100S large-capacity turf application spreaders. Featuring sturdy steel frames and maintenance-free gear casing, both models are intended for turf applications such as seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, but can also be used for other free-flowing materials such as ice melt. The spreaders’ oversized hopper contains a patented auger to help aid clumps of material to... read more

    Minnesota lawn care company launches franchise offering

    April 19, 2018By

    Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control, based in St. Peter, Minn., is expanding its brand and is registered to franchise in most of the U.S. “Our goal is to take the headache out of running your business and replace it with the freedom to just do what you do best, your job,” said Marv Kottke, founder and CEO. Spring Touch... read more

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