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So much good stuff this week, it was hard to pick. But I have to say my favorite is the above video, which illustrates exactly how an engineer’s mind differs from the rest of ours. What would happen if we took that racing bike and put it inside that riding mower? To the shop!

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July 26th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

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Big week this week. Lots of cool stuff on new turf research, end-of-year plans and why your truck is now the most-stolen vehicle in America.

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July 12th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Be like water

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We’re working on getting our July issue to the press this week, and the whole thing focuses on water. We’ve got features on the best plants to use in drought-stricken climates, how to position your company as a water management adviser and a big set of data from homeowners on their perceptions of water in the landscape.

It’s going to be great, but in the meantime, here’s two guys filming water droplets at high speed.

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June 13th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

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Here’s your round-up for the week. Have a good weekend, and remember why we’ve got Monday off.

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May 24th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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Some very cool stuff this week: New research examines the health benefits of green space, a big western city is raising water rates because people are saving too much water and Pittsburgh reinvents itself from a black smudge of steel factories to a champion of sustainability. There’s hope for us all.

See you next week.

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April 19th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Weekly round-up: Forest edition

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a Forest Year from motionkicker on Vimeo.

This week I’ve got a lot of cool forest stuff for you, as well as the latest research on America’s Hispanic population and a neat case study on water savings. Needless to say, it’s a grab bag. Have a great weekend!

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March 15th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Weekly round-up: First day of March edition

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Spring isn’t technically here yet, but we’ve made it through the longest shortest month, and that’s reason enough to celebrate. This week I’ve brought you a solid reading list, a video to share with your friends and a great post on marketing.

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March 1st, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Water law

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I had a great talk today with Richard Restuccia, director of water management solutions at ValleyCrest Co., and a contributor to Lawn & Landscape magazine.

We talked about California’s water conversation in Landscaping Act of 2006, which took effect in 2010.

So why, you may ask, are we discussing state-specific legislation that was enacted two years ago? Well, apart from the fact that I think Richard is just really smart and I just enjoy talking with him, California’s AB 1881 is an example of how legislation seen my many as a threat to the industry could really be an opportunity for contractors. And, as water supplies become more scarce and intense drought becomes more normal, these kinds of regulations are going to spread from California to the rest of the country.

You’ll be able to hear our conversation later this week on the Lawn Care Radio Network.

If you can’t wait, you can read more of Richard here, and ValleyCrest Takes On.

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December 6th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

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Here’s our weekly list of cool and otherwise interesting things from the web. I’ll be out next week for the Thanksgiving holiday, so look for more updates after. Enjoy!

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November 17th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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Here’s our collection of interesting things we found on the internet this week. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.

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November 9th, 2012 at 1:30 pm