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September 14, 2015
Lawn & Landscape

Design your dream

Terrapin Landscaping shifted from mostly mowing into doing the work Owner Mike Corsie is passionate about – sophisticated design/build projects.

After a decade in business, Mike Corsie felt like he was losing out. With two full-time mowing crews and 70-plus clients who only hired Terrapin Landscaping to cut lawns, Corsie was frustrated that property owners who had worked with his company were going elsewhere for their large design-build projects.

“I felt like I was getting trapped into that category of, ‘Terrapin Landscaping is a lawn-mowing company,’” says Corsie, president of the Kennebunkport, Ma.-based firm he started in 2001, after years of working in the industry for other landscaping businesses.

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Eyes on the supply chain

It’s always important to keep tabs on how you spend your money and who is receiving it. Editors from our sister publications, Garden Center Magazine, Greenhouse Magazine and Nursery Management Magazine attended Cultivate 15 where members of the plant supply chain – greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries – gathered to display new products and educate attendees on trends in their industries. Visit to read 15 takeaways from the event. Below are video links from the event.

A fresh look
Three HortScholars explain how their generation will impact the industry.

Summer success
PanAmerican Seed introduced three landscape plants that can survive and thrive even during long, hot summer days and that offer other solutions.

Reaching millennials
Two Cultivate attendees from Texas discuss their takeaways from Day 1 at the Morning Jolt keynote.



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