SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. –New Leaf Landscape Maintenance has acquired Lion Landscaping of Sag Harbor, N.Y.
“We’re pleased to be able to offer Lion Landscaping customer’s a broader range of services,” said Michael Regolizio, president and owner of New Leaf Landscape Maintenance. “Clients will enjoy the benefits of only having to make one call to handle all of their landscape and maintenance needs.
New Leaf Landscape Maintenance has been serving the Hamptons since 2003 and specializes in landscape design, installation and maintenance.
Regolizio’s other businesses include Blue Tides Irrigation, Regolizio Management and Arrow’s Rest. He has more than 15 years of landscape experience in the Hamptons.
A team of industry experts will teach landscape contractors how to take advantage of their community service to become go-to sources in their territories.
Not sure where to start? Attendees will learn how to take advantage of PLANET's Day of Service (taking place on Earth Day, April 22).
The April 6 Webinar will also cover how to:
- Choose 'the right' community project to maximize impact;
- Use press releases, video, websites and YouTube;
- Attract your local media and politicians to get involved;
- Ensure your projects run smoothly the day of the event;
- Save time/money with PLANET's Day of Service Planning Guide;
- Measure and maximize your return on investment; and
- Learn from three case studies of successful projects.
The Webinar is presented by Jeffrey Scott, author, speaker and landscape industry consultant; Shayne Newman, owner of Yard Apes and incoming Chair of PLANET's Public Relations committee; and Richard Heller, author, speaker and owner of Greener By Design, a company specializing in green roofs, roof top and green gardening. He is also the outgoing Chair of PLANET's Public Relations committee.
The free, hour-long Webinar takes place Tuesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. EDT.
Click here to sign up.
IRVINGTON, N.J. – The new Art-Deck-Oh! line of furniture sports an interlocking design that allows four deck chairs and one table to be stacked together to create a uniquely creative space saving unit.
The Art Deck Oh! design incorporates the need for space-saving products that are both stylish and functional and can be incorporated into any environment either as an accent piece or the main focus. Designed to blend with different decor, the Art Deck Oh! cushions are dual-sided and sturdy. Each Art-DECK-Oh! Furniture comes with a tailored rain cover to protect and extend the longevity of the product.
The finely woven wicker Art Deck Oh! product line has a laboratory-tested, environmentally friendly all-weather resin designed to resist fading and damage due to ultraviolet (UV) exposure, the company says. It can also withstand temperature changes from below freezing to the hottest of summer days and will continue to provide comfortable seating. The welded all aluminum frames will not rust and are powder-coated for additional protection.
The Art Deck Oh products range in price from $900 to $1,500, and are available www.Patioflavor.com.
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association has named Kevin Thompson as executive director effective May 3. The announcement comes after an extensive search process that began last autumn.
Thompson brings with him more than ten years of association management experience, having served most recently as executive director of the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation and the Ohio Lawn Care Association.
“We are extremely pleased to have Kevin join our association. Kevin has an impressive background including a critical knowledge of member-based organizations, trade show development skills, volunteer and staff leadership abilities, and demonstrated fiduciary expertise,” says ONLA President Dick Posey, Buckeye Resources, South Charleston, Ohio.
“I'm very excited to join the ONLA team. With the support of the ONLA board, staff team, committee volunteers and members, ONLA continues to lead nursery and landscape associations in the nation. I believe that my professional experiences, coupled with my knowledge of Ohio green industry opportunities and challenges, will help me continue the rich tradition of success,” Thompson says.
Thompson is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, serves on the board of the Ohio Pesticide Applicators for Responsible Regulation (OPARR), and holds membership in several professional association management societies.
“I'd like to honor the commitment of our search committee, chaired by Andy Harding, Herman Losely & Son Nursery, Perry, Ohio,” Posey says. “They, with the assistance of 2009 ONLA President Andy Doesburg, Thornton Landscapes, Maineville, Ohio, and the ONLA Board, did an phenomenal job. We are confident the addition of Kevin will strengthen the association and its programs and services.”
ONLA, with more than 1,300 members, comprises nursery stock growers, garden center operators, landscape contractors, landscape design and grounds maintenance firms, arborists, students enrolled in horticulture programs in the state and allied suppliers.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syngenta now offers its customers an explanation of the science and the ingredients that go into the premium formulations of its control products. The series of eight short video segments, covering topics ranging from the importance of surfactants to the value of long-standing research and development efforts, is available online.
The videos include information on how Syngenta transforms active ingredients into formulations; the role that various inert ingredients and manufacturing processes have in delivering a product that performs well in a wide range of conditions, and the company’s stewardship efforts to support long-term usefulness of its products.
“We commit significant resources to developing active ingredients and high-quality formulations to help solve customers’ challenges,” said JR James, technical and innovation manager for Syngenta. “Our continual research and quality testing ensures the best efficiency and effectiveness of our products without compromising performance. This video series helps explain how we get there, taking into consideration customers’ practical needs and usage patterns, plus we offer advice on what factors to consider when choosing a fungicide, herbicide, insecticide or plant growth regulator.”
For example, the third installment in the video series describes how the proper amount and quality of inert ingredients that are formulated with active ingredients are critical to the success of a product. The optimal combination of wetting agents, dispersants and suspension aids help the active ingredient crystals go into water and remain in suspension, while ensuring compatibility with other tank mix partners. Other ingredients like preservatives, anti-freeze agents and anti-foam products are needed to deliver a robust formulation that is consistent and reliable.
To learn view the videos, click here.