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North Carolina contractor grows 80 percent with ProfitLion
Before ProfitLion software, business owner Forth Heffner struggled to integrate critical data. He lacked a comprehensive system and a clear picture of how the business was performing. ProfitLion unified customer management, labor and materials management, and forecasting. The result was 80 percent business growth and a clear eye on the bottom line.
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New Jersey company admits fault in
trench-collapse deaths of 2 workers

Bednar Landscape Services officials pleaded guilty to criminal charges of failing to properly shore up a trench that caved in, suffocating two laborers. Get the full story. >>More
AmericanHort webinar to focus on tax law
AmericanHort is teaming up with K-Coe Isom, agriculture accounting and business advisory firm, to co-host a free, one-hour webinar, “Comprehending the New Tax Law,” at the end of January. Here's what you can expect from the presentation. >>More
Featured Image Industry pro Dan Pestretto to host free webinar
As an introduction to the Landscape Business Owners Masterminds Peer Groups, the hour-long webinar will outline a model of how to develop a business and grow as a leader. Interested in signing up? Read on for full details. >>More
>People on the Move: Bayer names new T&O global market manager; Douglas Dynamics director gets SIMA designation; and more from Excel Industries and Ruppert Landscape
Case Pleasing private homeowners
Build trust. Provide guidance. Act as an advisor. These steps will help you build a great relationship with homeowners and lead to a final project you’re both proud of.
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Arborjet Arborjet updates
Phospho-jet label

The updated Phospho-jet label allows for additional application methods, such as bark sprays, foliar sprays, drenches, root dips and offers new instructions for use in hydroponic systems. >>More
Graham Spray Equipment intros new compartmented spray unit
The GSE 600-gallon spray unit features a 400/200–gallon compartmented tank that enables one spray rig to service multiple grass types requiring different chemical treatments. >>More
Cub Cadet Designed and built with
American ingenuity

The thickest steel deck in the industry from Cub Cadet is proudly built in America. Learn more about our passion for local communities, quality and hard work, plus explore the full Professional lineup at
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Troubleshooting common mulch problems
You know the benefits of mulching, but do you know how to troubleshoot these common problems? >>More
GPS Insight Lower Your Costs On Labor, Fuel and Maintenance
The top three fleet related concerns for service businesses are labor costs, fuel costs, and vehicle maintenance. This article explores these top three challenges and identifies how service businesses, like yours, are overcoming them to maximize overall efficiency.
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Ditch Witch revamps its parts-lookup tool
Updates to the Ditch Witch Parts Lookup tool allow customers to find service parts by serial number, part name, equipment model or keywords. >>More
SiteOne SiteOne to distribute Pro-Trade Lighting line
Pro-Trade Lighting products—a new line of professional-grade LED lamps—feature durable brass fixtures with a lifetime warranty and aluminum fixtures backed by a five-year warranty. >>More
NALP, OSHA Alliance present
construction course

The course—offered as landscape industry specific for the first time—provides basic training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of workplace hazards in addition to information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and filing a complaint. >>More
Kawasaki Kawasaki FT Engine—A Higher Cut Above
The new FT730V-EFI engine combines the latest in EFI technology with Vortical air filtration for superior debris management. Kawasaki's newest engine is purpose-built for commercial use. Two things define this engine: proven EFI, featuring our own integrated eGov system, and Vortical air filtration for cleaner, longer lasting and more consistent power.
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Ewing opens new Florida locations
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply recently opened two new Florida locations in St. Petersburg and Naples. Learn more about the newest locations. >>Learn more
LM VIDEO Industry pros reflect on challenges ahead in 2018
During the 2017 LM Growth Summit, we asked attendees to share what they thought were the most pressing issues green industry pros will face in 2018. What topped the list? Finding and keeping good people. Tune in to hear their take. >>Watch the video
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
Profit Power Profit Power: 7 valuable insights from 2017
With 2017 behind us, Jeffrey Scott shares a list of seven valuable insights he learned while working with industry professionals and entrepreneurs this past year. >>More