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9/18/2014 - Prime Lawn/IE Design Group Awarded Only PCAC Certification In Texas

KINGWOOD, Texas - Matt Griffin, owner of Prime Lawn/ IE Design Group, Inc., has successfully completed the qualification process to become a Professional Certified Aquascape Contractor. Certified Aquascape Contractors undergo years of training to gain their certification in this new technology in the water gardening industry. PCACs are trained and educated to install beautiful, low-maintenance...


Country Clipper Announces 2014 Distributors of the Year - WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Country Clipper awarded two valued distr...

9/18/2014 - Country Clipper Announces 2014 Distributors of the Year

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Country Clipper awarded two valued distributors, Boettcher Supply and Conniff Sales, Inc., as its Country Clipper 2014 Co-Distributors of the Year. Boettcher Supply operates in Beloit, Kansas, and serves dealers in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Conniff Sales is located in Richmond, Indiana, and currently serves dealers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and...


9/17/2014 - AVEW Holdings to Acquire Countryside Nursery & Landscape Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas - AVEW Holdings Inc. (OTC PINK: AVEW) Sept. 8 announced it is acquiring Countryside Nursery & Landscape Inc. (CSNL), based here. CSNL has averaged annual revenues of $5,061,367 over the past six years. CSNL is a full service retail garden center, and provides landscape design and installation, irrigation, irrigation design and installation, and lawn maintenance. CSNL currently...


9/17/2014 - Holganix Holding Third Annual Bionutritional Summit in October

GLEN MILLS, Pa. - Holganix will hold its third annual Bionutritional Summit at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 22, 2014, the day before the Green Industry Expo begins. The 2014 Bionutritional Summit features a roster of speakers on plant sciences and technologies, entrepreneurism, marketing, sales, operations and overall business growth. Notable speakers include Associate...


9/16/2014 - Registration Now Open for MANTS 2015

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show announced that online registration for their 2015 event is now open. Green Industry companies and businesses interested in attending and/or considering exhibiting may register online at www.MANTS.com. Now in its 45th year, MANTS will hold its 2015 show from January 14-16 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Widely known...


Landscapers and Suppliers Perform Day of Service at National Mall - NHLA officers team with Deere, PLANET, OPEI and IA mem...

9/16/2014 - Landscapers and Suppliers Perform Day of Service at National Mall

NHLA officers team with Deere, PLANET, OPEI and IA members
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) participated in a Day of Service initiative on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Friday, Sept 12. The event, hosted by the Trust for the National Mall, counted on landscaping services offered by volunteer representatives from the NHLA, John Deere, PLANET, OPEI, the Irrigation Association, and other industry leaders, who worked...


Dixie Chopper Hosts Free Event at GIE+EXPO - COATESVILLE, Ind. - Dixie Chopper will be hosting an exclusive commercial con...

9/16/2014 - Dixie Chopper Hosts Free Event at GIE+EXPO

COATESVILLE, Ind. - Dixie Chopper will be hosting an exclusive commercial contractor party at the PBR Cowboy Bar at 4th Street Live during the GIE+EXPO in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The party will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Admission to this event is free to all commercial contractors attending the GIE+EXPO and Dixie Chopper will provide free food and drinks...


It's a Brave New World Out There - 10 Things You Need to Know about Localized Online Marketing - Did you know that it's a ...

9/16/2014 - It's a Brave New World Out There

10 Things You Need to Know about Localized Online Marketing
Wendy Komancheck
Did you know that it's a brave new world in the marketing sphere? If you've been reading this blog on a regular basis, as well as my blog over at the Landscape Writer, you know that I preach a lot about the new normal of marketing. Well, I'm taking it one step further in this post. I'm going to get on my soap box about localized online marketing. Because, unless you're a franchise, you're a local...


9/15/2014 - The Grounds Guys Among Top 10 Best for Vets Franchises

WACO, Texas - Military Times announced its Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 rankings. The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on financial incentives, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Franchises survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of...


9/15/2014 - Massey Ferguson and Woods Equipment Enter Into Agreement

DULUTH, Ga. - Massey Ferguson and Woods, an implement and attachment brand of the Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture Division of Blount International, have joined together to provide Woods' implements paired with Massey Ferguson tractors. Woods rotary cutters, finishing mowers, flail shredders, rear-mounted snowblowers and landscape equipment will be painted to match Massey Ferguson tractors and will...


9/15/2014 - New England Grows 2015 Program Announced

BOSTON, Mass. - New England Grows will be held Feb. 4 - 6, 2015, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Mark your calendars and register before mid-January to save. "Bold Ideas. Big Results." is this year's conference theme. With more than 30 innovative educational sessions planned and new vendor sales exceeding expectations, New England Grows 2015 promises to be bigger and...


Macro-Sorb Technologies Names New VP - MT. LAUREL, N.J. - Michael Kubinec has been named vice president for Macro-Sorb Tec...

9/12/2014 - Macro-Sorb Technologies Names New VP

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - Michael Kubinec has been named vice president for Macro-Sorb Technologies LLC. He will also serve as vice president of Macro-Sorb's sister company, SMS Additive Solutions LLC. With a strong background in marketing and product development, Kubinec will lead all operational activities for both companies. He will manage sales, distribution, marketing, research and new product development...


9/12/2014 - Two More Dealers Added to the FINN Network

FAIRFIELD, Ohio - FINN Corporation welcomes Vermeer MidSouth, Inc. of Cordova, Tennessee, and Superior Equipment Repair, Inc. of New Castle, California, to its dealer network. Vermeer MidSouth, covering Mississippi, Arkansas, Northern Louisiana and Western Tennessee, and Superior Equipment, covering the greater Sacramento, California, area and northwestern Nevada, will both offer the full line...


9/12/2014 - PLANET Announces Nine New Trailblazers

HERNDON, Va. - PLANET is pleased to announce its newest Trailblazers, individuals who are nominated by their peers for making significant and long-term contributions to the landscape industry and are committed to giving back to the industry. Each Trailblazer sets aside one day per year to provide on-site mentoring to a PLANET member. This colleague-to-colleague mentoring and networking program is...


9/11/2014 - When it Comes to Lawns, This Texan Gets It

Neil Sperry's "Turfgrass on Trial" is right on target
by Ron Hall
Here's some of the things I really like about Texas (its politics aside): Willie Nelson, the San Antonio River Walk, Austin City Limits, Galveston, Roy Orbison, bluebonnets, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, the novel "Lonesome Dove" and, finally, Neil Sperry. Neil Sperry? If you're a Texan and you're into gardening or landscaping you recognize the name Neil Sperry. But being a Buckeye,...


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