Let’s face it – the holiday season isn’t typically a time when people consider their lawn care. And even though we’re almost through hurricane season, rain, snow, and ice are still not the biggest motivators. However, even the dampest lawns can make a strong comeback when the colder seasons pass. Here are a few things […]
Weeds are pesky and persistent, and knowing how to differentiate between different types can go a long way when it’s time to eliminate them. Some weeds simply need to be pulled while others may require a more aggressive approach to manage. This article will walk you through where they come from, whether all weeds are […]
Over the last few decades, the phrases Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Plant Health Care (PHC) have been closely intertwined. So closely, in fact, that farmers, practitioners, and landscapers have had a tough time truly understanding the difference between these two approaches.
Is PHC simply the evolution of IPM over time, or is the difference substantial enough to justify the separation of these terms? That’s what we are going to explore in this blog post.
Most homeowners and tree and turf care professionals have one thing in common: they want a lush green landscape that captivates their audience. From general curb appeal and luxurious backyards to sports fields and municipalities, landscapes have been a source of pride and income for decades – and the demand is only growing. With focus […]
If you want to increase your revenue stream in the new year, becoming a licensed (or certified) pesticide applicator is a great way to expand your business operation. Pests cause damage or harm to plants, animals, and even humans, making this a lucrative and beneficial industry to work in. However, pest control also requires the […]
With the arrival of the new year, it’s time to start reflecting on the choices you’re making and if there is room for improvement. And since everything is connected to everything in the ecosystem of life, looking back on whether or not your business has been flourishing in a healthy environment is no exception. If […]
If you think you can only have a thick, eye-catching landscape with the application of traditional pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, you’re in for a surprise. The increasing awareness around the environmental impact of harsh chemicals is quite literally changing the landscape in parks, recreation areas, and sports fields. There is a growing demand for organic […]
When you think of soil, you may think of a mixture, a surface, or even just dirt – you probably wouldn’t characterize it as “living.” However, treating soil like living, organic matter is exactly what landscapers and lawn care providers need to do in order to promote the health and longevity of their plants. […]