Jan. 15 2018
Shayne Newman likes to joke that his love for the outdoors came to him naturally; after all, he was ‘raised by wolves.’ Of course, he wasn’t, but he did have a rather unconventional upbringing. ...
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Nov. 15 2017
Like everyone, I have a bedtime routine. Before I slide between the sheets, I take my allergy pill, feed my cats, floss and brush my teeth, and put in my dry-eye drops. I also make sure my prescription ...
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Aug. 15 2016
New York, Wright gravitated to anything mechanical. He loved to tinker with cars. “I fixed everybody’s cars and lawn mowers; I just couldn’t get my hands away from tinkering with things,” ...
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June 17 2016
Taken as a whole, our industry is one of the greatest unremarked-upon workhorses of society. Landscape contractors get more done with less fuss than any other profession. Every member of our crews is expected ...
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March 16 2016
Over the green swaths of a manicured lawn, an operator on a zero-turn mower seems to glide along, trimming off the top half-inch of each blade. Through his ear protection, the roaring life of his machine ...
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Nov. 16 2015
As a business owner, your days consist of one decision after another. Some are no-brainers: “Should I update my website?” Of course! “Should I check this prospective employee’s ...
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Nov. 16 2015
The green industry would not exist as it does today without the invention of the motorized mower. These mighty machines are many times more efficient than their muscle-powered predecessors, and you could ...
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Oct. 15 2015
Imagine if you could change your DNA—becoming taller, stronger or faster depending on what was best suited to the task at hand. Compared to modifying your body, swapping out a mower is a snap. ...
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June 15 2015
A born entrepreneur, Joe Conrad hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, where his father was an electrical engineer by profession, but also an entrepreneur who has owned a number of businesses ...
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May 27 2015
Since the Propane Mower Incentive Program began three years ago, almost 3,000 applications have been submitted by landscape contractors seeking funds to purchase propane-powered mowers, or convert t ...
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March 16 2015
Landscape maintenance businesses are a very hot topic these days. If managed properly, they can turn into billion-dollar revenue streams, a fact which has, by no surprise, caught the eye of many financial ...
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Feb. 19 2015
Remember the old “Batman” TV show? If you do, you may recall that no matter what dire situation he and Robin got into, courtesy of some supervillain, the Caped Crusader would have some gizmo ...
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Jan. 15 2015
One of the best things about selfserve frozen yogurt places are those little white sample cups. They exist just so you can try out a new flavor before you commit to a w hole cupful. Will you really like ...
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Dec. 15 2014
The very competitive commercial mower industry just had its equivalent of Detroit’s Auto Show. It’s called GIE+EXPO, and it’s held every October in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s where ...
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Nov. 17 2014
In a large swath of the country, the coming of fall and winter means that annual chores need to get done before the weather turns bitter. Storm windows are put up, snow tires are put on, outdoor furniture ...
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Nov. 17 2014
With the current labor shortage in our industry, landscape contractors have had to be creative and find ways to do more with fewer people. For example, the crews responsible for mowing the grass at New ...
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Nov. 17 2014
Demi Fortuna's life was exciting even before landing in his current position as director of product information with Atlantic Water Gardens. Stony Brook, New York has always been home to Fortuna. That's ...
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Oct. 15 2014
It’s not unlike what happens when it comes time to choose a new commercial mower (or mowers) for your landscape business. There are plenty of good, solid, quality mowers out there, that’s not ...
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Aug. 15 2014
“IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE!” THE DOCTOR yells in the classic film, Frankenstein, as he revives his monster from the dead. Luckily, that’s just fiction. However, in real life, ...
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