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April cover >Franchise best buys of 2016

>Don’t give up on lost customers

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HEADLINES
TruGreen TruGreen: ‘Milestone merger’ is complete
As a result of TruGreen’s merger with Scotts LawnService, TruGreen will gain about 2.3 million customers in the U.S. and Canada. Find out more about the combined revenue expectations and new leadership roles. >>More
Do plants remember if you mess with them?
To test the theory that plants may have the ability to remember or learn long-lasting behaviors, researchers studied how the Mimosa pudica, aka the touch-me-not plant, reacts to threatening situations. The results may surprise you. >>More
Helgoe Monarch acquires 2 more West Coast companies
Jensen Landscape and Northwest Landscape Services are now part of the private equity-backed company that entered the market last May with the acquisition of Signature Landscape Services. See what each company adds to Monarch's holdings. >>More
Landscaper killed after mower topples
Sammy Craig, 32, died in early April after being trapped under a zero-turn mower that tipped over into a creek in Little Rock, Ark. >>More
NALP, Grunder event
heads to Mariani Landscape

The National Association of Landscape Professionals partnered with Marty Grunder, industry consultant and president/CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co., for a new educational event. Get the details on the NALP Field Trip with Marty Grunder. >>More
Sebert partners with Kenosha Grounds Care
Sebert Landscape ranked No. 35 on the 2015 LM150 list of the largest landscape companies, with approximately $34.7 million in 2014 revenue. Find out what both companies are saying about the partnership. >>More
>Companies in the News: Gelderman receives local awards, Swingle opens a new branch; Dentco expands
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GPS Insight The Great Debate: Is GPS Tracking Really Beneficial for Fleets?
Since GPS tracking was first introduced to the fleet industry, there has been a debate whether this technology is really beneficial for fleets or not. This white paper looks at both sides of the argument.
View the guide here
TURF+
ORNAMENTAL
Dow offers online training program
This three-part interactive course from Dow AgroSciences Turf & Ornamental provides insights on preemergent and postemergent herbicides, as well as insecticides and fungicides. View the program details. >>More
Zika Workshop Pest association to host Zika Workshop
The National Pest Management Association is hosting a virtual workshop, titled "Zika: What You Need to Know," in May. Meet the industry professionals who will be presenting during this 3.5-hour session. >>More
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Classen All the pros without the cons.
In the highly competitive landscaping and turf care industry, time is money. Classen's new turf care equipment line offers solutions without sacrifice.
Read more about the Classen Pro line.
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New tool aims to help
improve safety reporting

Available on mobile and desktop, the WorkplaceAware report management system generates reports on anything relevant to safety and operational stability in the workplace. Learn how this tool could help you improve the efficiency of your safety and operational reports. >>More
Sarlo Sarlo releases new
walk-behind mower

Sarlo Power Mowers released BigMo, a walk-behind mower with a 30-inch cutting deck and hydrostatic transmission. Discover what features make it ideal for heavy jobs. >>More
GIE+EXPO contest winner
receives Toro zero-turn mower

Kevin Kirby of Top Cut Lawn and Landscaping in Milledgeville, Ga., received his new riding mower after winning Toro’s GIE+EXPO 2015 mower giveaway. Find out which model Kirby won. >>More
DESIGN/BUILD+
INSTALLATION
General Equipment Co. General Equipment releases two-man hole digger
Featuring a Briggs & Stratton 190 cc, 4.5-horsepower gas engine, the M235 delivers a maximum drilling torque of 154 ft.-lbs. Check out the additional features designed to improve user comfort. >>More
IRRIGATION+
WATER MANAGEMENT
Toro expands T5 RapidSet series rotor lineup
Toro's new stainless steel riser option features a reinforced riser and nozzle base assembly constructed from commercial-grade 304 stainless steel. >>More
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and Green Industry leaders
High Performance Leverage the spring
walk-through

In his latest blog post, Phil Harwood shares his thoughts on the importance of the spring walk-through and how it can yield enormous benefits in terms of quality, efficiency and enhancement sales. >>More

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