Landscape & Irrigation

October 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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CONTENTS 4 October 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. 16 22 36 FEATURES Green Industry Benchmark Report 8 Goal-Setting Spurs Growth Business Management 12 Two Stunning Facts Every Landscape Business Owner Needs to Know to Succeed 14 Five Ways to Leverage Data in Your Landscape Business Photo Essay 16 Sports Facility Green Roofs Industry Research 18 Green Roof Study at Stevens Institute of Technology Experiment examines bioretention and urban stormwater runoff solutions Industry Insights 22 A Growing Trend An inside look at urban farming Show Preview 26 Irrigation Show 2017 Irrigation and Water Management 28 Preparing Your Business for Winter 30 State of the Industry 2017 Q&A with IA Tree Care 32 When It Comes to Safety, How Do Your Tree Crews Measure Up Against These Nine Audits? Engines and Equipment 36 Improving Performance Through Engine Integration Rigorous installation and application testing leads to optimized equipment performance Equipment and Fleet Management 40 Successful Snow Season Strategies Preparing your equipment, and your business, for winter PRODUCTS Product Round-up 39 Software and Technology Equipment Focus 42 Snow Removal and Ice Management Equipment Tools and Equipment 44 Chain Saws and Stump Grinders COVER PHOTO BY ACRT, INC. OCTOBER 2017 VOLUME 41 NUMBER 7 DEPARTMENTS 6 Viewpoint 10 Industry News 49 Marketplace 49 Classifieds 50 Staying Current

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