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HEADLINES
Survey: Landscape firms
forecast higher revenue in 2017

The results are out from LawnStarter’s annual survey of landscape business owners. Check out this roundup of the report's highlights to learn what others in the industry are saying about business in 2017. >>More
Raleigh-based Canopy
expands, moves into Charlotte

After acquiring the residential maintenance segment of Huntersville, N.C.-based Southscape Landscaping, Canopy gained nine team members. Find out what other strategic moves the company has made so far this year. >>More
LM150 Reminder: LM150 submissions are due next week
The LM150 is a list of the largest landscape companies ranked by annual revenue. To be considered, please submit company details by March 15. Here's how. >>More
H-2B Employer Fly-In set for 3/14
The goal is to discuss the hardships the H-2B guest-worker visa program faces with members of Congress. Interested in participating next week? Here's how you can get involved. >>More
>People on the Move: Swingle CEO recognized by TCIA; Ruppert honors 23 employees; new hires, promotions from Engage Agro USA, PBI-Gordon, Davey, Ruppert, SipcamRotam
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GPS Insight Track your team anytime, anywhere with GPS Insight’s software
GPS Insight’s fleet tracking software allows you to manage your fleet from any computer or smart device. View your vehicles’ locations, send messages to drivers and much more, all in real-time.
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ORNAMENTAL
Distributors Maximizing the benefits of a distributor relationship
There are several reasons why a strong relationship with industry distributors can be beneficial for your company. Start making the most of this relationship with these tips for building a stronger landscaper-distributor bond. >>More
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Billy Goat One & Done Aerator Sets a Whole New Standard in Aeration Productivity
Cover more ground and achieve tighter hole spacing and deeper hole depth quality in less time. One pass, one machine, one man crew, one time aeration. No call backs! Watch this video to see the One & Done Aerator in action.
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MAINTENANCE
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Efco Efco releases new
MT 3500 chainsaw

Featuring a sleeker design, the MT 3500 S includes a six-point anti-vibration system, a lateral chain tensioner, an in-board clutch and an air purge for cold starts. >>More
Amsoil expands product offerings
Amsoil added two synthetic lubricants to its lawn and landscape product offerings: Amsoil 20W-50 zero-turn synthetic hydrostatic transmission fluid and Amsoil 10W-40 synthetic small-engine oil. >>More
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Yamaha Yamaha Launches
MX-V Series Engines

The MX-V series is an all-new-from-the-ground-up, high-performance, 75-degree V-Twin Electronic Fuel-Injection family of engines, delivering up to 33 horsepower, legendary Yamaha reliability and fuel-efficiency.
See the full line of Yamaha multi-purpose engines.
DESIGN/BUILD+
INSTALLATION
Consumers prefer sustainable,
tech-friendly designs, ASLA reports

Check out what the American Society of Landscape Architects' members say are the top 10 project types with the expected highest consumer demand. >>More
New Holland New Holland Construction rolls out new mini excavator line
Take a closer look at the enhanced performance features included with this six-model lineup. >>More
HRI publishes bee-friendly plant lists
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research affiliate of AmericanHort, published research-based tree and shrub recommendations for supporting bee health. Discover what tools HRI released with the publication. >>More
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NEW! GrowFORWARD Leadership & Account Manager Training Series
Bruce Wilson & Co. and Envisor Consulting will show you how to change the conversation from price to solution. Increase customer loyalty, retention and revenue with improved value delivery systems. Sign up now! Nashville March 16-17.
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IRRIGATION+
WATER MANAGEMENT
Munion ASIC creates award in memory of past-president
The award—which will be given in recognition of women who have made a difference in the irrigation industry—is named in honor of Ivy Munion, the first female president of the society who died in 2016. >>More
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
Photo credit: NALP Get ready for even
more labor shortages

In his latest blog post, LM government relations blogger Gregg Robertson shares his thoughts on why the Trump administration’s policies are going to worsen labor shortages in the landscape contracting industry this summer. >>More
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