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PLANET association changes name, adopts strategic plan to grow membership and better represent the landscaping industry to legislators and the public at large.
Appalachian State University professor says lawns produce more greenhouse gases than they absorb, recommends a balance between a beautiful lawn and intensive lawn management.
Maintenance tips for keeping your motorized lawn care spreader in good working condition.
Maker of enhanced-efficiency fertilizers says less fertilizer use can be more, and there's a way to do it without jeopardizing your cash flow.
Lawn care pros want reliable products they know will work, but can also help them increase share of wallet.
Favorability ratings for mowers, trimmers, blowers, track loaders, excavators, herbicides, chainsaws, engines and trucks.
Study finds neonicotinoids are the top-rated products used by T&O professionals to control their most important pests and fear their business would be significantly impacted without them.
A look at what's new from leading makers of spraying equipment.
PLANET's government affairs director discusses impacts of the health care law, bee population declines and proposed water quality rules.
The 14 most popular “contractor-grade” products in the Green Industry Pros Product Guide in 2014.
Bill 52-14 in Montgomery County, MD, would ban use of “non-essential” pesticides on public and private lawns.
Promote turf and landscape health, compost leaves, offer specials on outdoor landscape elements.
Doctor in New York says pesticides can damage developing nervous systems; second doctor says “not so fast”.
What the Better Business Bureau tells consumers to look for in a lawn care company.
TruGreen president discusses how the company is reclaiming its groove as an independent company once again.
Pros and cons to going the route of a franchise with your landscape business, and a listing of hot Green Industry franchises.
A good spring fertilizing program helps you and your lawn care customers get off on the right foot.
The small but growing market for "natural" lawn care has industry leaders like Lawn Doctor taking notice.
Hot Green Industry Franchises – Lawn Doctor
Tips for dealing with perpetually wet, soggy lawns.
April is National Lawn Care Month, and PLANET has a bunch of useful tips to help contractors jump on the promotional bandwagon.
Postemergence treatment helps beat Buckhorn Plantain in large areas where the growth cannot be mitigated through pulling.
Turf management and product application for the prevention and treatment of Goosegrass.
Ronald Calhoun of Residex LLC offers tips on building a foundation for successful weed control.