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July 19, 2012

Turn up the radio

We realize you have many options for entertainment on the road, but we have thrown another choice (the only choice!) in the mix. We’ve developed the Lawn Care Radio Network, which is sponsored by Agrium Advanced Technologies, Exmark and Valent. The network is loaded with podcasts to help you run your business and please your customers. You can download the podcasts from iTunes, and take them with you. Even better, we keep them short. And don’t be fooled by the name. The shows aren’t only meant for LCOs. These are podcasts for business owners across the green industry. So, turn off the boring talk radio, the bad music and the book you should be reading, and enjoy a ride in your truck listening to a quick, informative interview with an industry expert. Visit to download them.


On the road with BASF

Editor Chuck Bowen made a trip to Chicago to take part in the corporate conference focused on sustainability and innovation with BASF and spent some time with Jan Buberl, director of BASF’s specialty products department. You can read more about the event on page 12, and read Bowen’s blog about the event at You can watch a video interview with Buberl at Buberl talked about the company’s Intrinsic line and how it will help turf remain healthy in the cold and during a drought.


Deep in the details

With only so many hours in the day, the little nuisances of your business can get away from you, if you even knew they were there in the first place. Well, have no fear. Lawn & Landscape has developed a white paper series, which will provide in-depth education on decisions you need to make and problems you may encounter. We rolled out the series in May with holiday lighting, which walked you through the core business components of a successful holiday lighting business and provided insight from industry pros on how to get a solid start. In June, we featured a special report on how landscape contractors across the country approach purchasing engines. Turn to page 68 on the ins and outs of water management. For all of the white papers, visit to register for free and receive all of the information you are looking for to take your business to the next level.

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