Landscape & Irrigation

March 2017

Landscape and Irrigation is read by decision makers throughout the landscape and irrigation markets — including contractors, landscape architects, professional grounds managers, and irrigation and water mgmt companies and reaches the entire spetrum.

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MARCH 2017 VOLUME 41 NUMBER 2 CONTENTS 4 March 2017 Landscape and Irrigation Landscape and Irrigation (ISSN 0745-3795) (USPS 0394-090) (Reg. U.S. Pat. & T.M. Off.) is published six times per year by EPG Media and Specialty Information, 75 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY 12271. Periodicals postage paid at Port Jervis, NY and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER Please send change of address to: Landscape and Irrigation, PO Box 2123, Skokie, IL 60076-7823. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year $40, Two Years $65, One Year Foreign Surface Mail $65, One Year Foreign Airmail $130. Two Years Foreign Surface Mail $110, Two Years Foreign Airmail $220, Single Copy $8. Send payments and address changes to Landscape and Irrigation: PO Box 2123, Skokie, IL 60076-7823. Customer Service Phone: (847) 513-6025 Fax: (847) 763- 9569. COPYRIGHT ® 2017, Landscape and Irrigation. Material may not be reproduced or photo copied in any form without the written permission of the publisher. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: Classified Rates: $80 per inch, one-inch minimum. Payable in advance. Classified ads are non-commissionable. Ads using special cuts or special borders will be billed at display rates. Landscape and Irrigation is a publication of EPG Media and Specialty Information. COVER PHOTO PROVIDED BY NALP, PHILIPPE NOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Staying Current 6 The Focus is on Our Industry During Spring Why you should communicate with your clients about the benefits of managed landscapes Special Feature 8 Mower Trends 2017 Landscape Design and Construction 16 New Plants for 2017 Landscape and Turf Maintenance 21 How About the Micronutrients? 24 Three Add-on Services to Help Customers' Lawns Recover from Ice and Snow Business Resources 26 Financing Your Equipment How to evaluate your business and choose the best option Fleet Management 28 NHTSA Certification — It's Not Just a Label Implications for work truck purchasers and end users Tools and Equipment 30 Mechanical Earth Drill Maintenance PRODUCTS 32 Equipment Focus: Engines DEPARTMENTS 5 Viewpoint 34 Classifieds 34 Ad Index 6 8 16

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