Mowing+Landscape Maintenance

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  • Making the most of a labor force

    July 18, 2018By
    Crew member and sprinklers

    Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Serpico Landscaping has struggled to hire people—due in part to the region’s economic growth that has created some of the highest wages in the country. President Peter Novak says hiring and retention have been challenging for many years, but the struggle has intensified over the last several years. “Demand has driven wages way... read more

    Walker Family Reunion celebrates milestone mower and more

    July 17, 2018By

    Walker Manufacturing’s “family style” of doing business was on display July 13-15 at the Walker Family Reunion III. The event, which celebrated the company’s 150,000th mower earlier this year, was held on Walker’s 60-acre campus in Fort Collins, Colo. The manufacturer hosted similar events in 2000 and 2008 to mark the manufacturing of the 50,000th and 100,000th mowers, respectively. “This... read more

    Club Car launches new line of vehicles

    July 6, 2018By

    Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, launched a new line of vehicles, known as Showcase Vehicles, through its Custom Solutions Department. “Our customers often have unique requirements,” said Custom Solutions Manager Rick Whitfield. “These vehicles give them a framework to build on, yet let them select the accessories that will solve their problems, speed productivity and reduce drive time... read more

    OPEI releases educational materials to contend with leaf blower restrictions

    July 2, 2018By

    The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) unveiled a new leaf blower toolkit to help landscapers, dealers and retailers contend with leaf blower restrictions. The toolkit is designed to be used by end users to help educate the public, local officials and the media about the important work leaf blowers do in their communities, according to OPEI. “Many of the objections... read more

    The humble gardener

    June 22, 2018By

    Behind the bright flowers and exotic plants that adorn some of Hawaii’s most elegant resorts, you’ll find Sidney Sparkman and his crews. Their simple green shirts don’t bear the company name, only the logo, a honu, which is Hawaiian for sea turtle. Their battery-powered equipment barely makes a sound, allowing guests to enjoy the grounds undisturbed. They don’t have business... read more

    Toro to donate equipment for NALP’s Renewal & Remembrance

    June 21, 2018By

    The Toro Co., along with its longtime distributor partner, Turf Equipment and Supply Company, based in Jessup, Md., will provide a fleet of Toro stand-on aerators and volunteers to help beautify the cemetery grounds during the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) event, Renewal and Remembrance. The annual event—which will celebrate its 22nd year on July 16—brings together volunteers for... read more

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