Eljay Irrigation, Calgary, AB, Canada, has been purchased by John Deere Landscapes, Alpharetta, Georgia. Both companies have signed an agreement and plan for an immediate integration.

"This acquisition will give both companies' existing customers a broader and deeper range of products and services, coupled with the comfort of working with staffs that are experienced, and possess the expertise for such wide and diverse products," said Dave Werning, president of John Deere Landscapes.

"Contractors are looking for more efficiency in their business and by streamlining the purchasing process, and we are responding. Our response will include more products, an expert staff for all product lines and a full range of non-product business solutions. It's not just about products anymore. It's about making the contractor's business easier and more profitable."

John Deere Landscapes is a distributor of irrigation supplies, nursery stock, outdoor lighting, maintenance and landscape supplies. It has 425 stores across North America.