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Top Trends for Backyard Projects

backyard projectBack yards are increasingly becoming extensions of indoor living spaces. Homeowners are more than willing to invest in, indeed indulge in, a sumptuous outdoor living space so long as it is eco-friendly. In fact, the average deck addition now costs more than $10,000. For garden centers and nurseries, this turn toward the extravagant can lead to higher profits and better business, but only if they offer their customers the right materials and options. Here are few of the most popular trends in backyard projects and the materials that make them possible.

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Value-Added: Profits from Landscape and Nursery Equipment

tree_forks_02Landscape and Nursery equipment can increase efficiency and productivity while improving safety and product quality. Machinery can also bleed you dry if you make poor choices and don’t track expenses. Understanding how equipment produces a return can help nurseries and landscape professionals improve margins, minimize losses, reduce labor costs, and out-shine competitors. Continue reading

Understanding How Diseases Spread in Nurseries

commercial tree farmFrom age-old pests to new and emerging diseases, the threats to nurseries and tree farms come from every angle. Every manager knows that the key to healthy plants is the prevention of disease outbreaks, but prevention requires constant vigilance. Rather than keeping track of individual diseases, a better solution may involve keeping track of common sources of infection to reduce and eliminate pathogens of all types. Continue reading

The Benefits of Drip Irrigation for Tree Farms

drip irrigation system for treesDelivering water to trees is essential to ensuring proper growth. It is also an expensive and time-consuming process. Many tree farmers are being forced, as a result of climate change, regulation, and simple economics, to rethink how they water their trees. Drip irrigation provides cost savings and a bevy of other benefits as well. Continue reading

Custom Built Nursery Equipment

ProLine offers several distinctively designed pieces of nursery equipment. ProLine is actually a division of Heritage Oak Farm, a tree nursery just north of Indianapolis. It is here that we developed the highest quality, most specialized nursery equipment skid steer attachments. Having a background in the workings of tree nurseries, and plant nurseries gives us a unique understanding of your pain points as a commercial nursery. Continue reading

With The Proper ProLine™ Equipment, Money Might Just Grow On Trees!

The conservation efforts of our planet have taken the world by storm lately.  People everywhere are trying to do their part to conserve our planet’s natural resources and planting trees has become one of the most popular choices.  Planting a tree is a simple yet effective way to create more oxygen and cut down our carbon footprint on the planet.  But did you also know it is a way to conserve energy in your customer’s home as well?  By making a proper landscape design, you can conserve the energy use in their home and beautify the surroundings all at the same time.  Transplanting existing trees to maximize conservation efforts is a great way to reuse the natural resources available to you and with the proper arborist equipment it can be done safely and efficiently using less time and labor. Continue reading

Landscape Professionals Need Professional Equipment To Get Top Clients.

In today’s market, the business of professional landscaping is no longer about just cutting the grass; it has become much more diverse. Clients that hire Landscape Professionals are looking for architectural detail and precision to make their property an extension of their living space. Ask any realtor and they will tell you the best way to improve your home’s value is to get it professionally landscaped. So this has introduced a whole new sector to professional landscaping. And the best way to capitalize on this trend is to have professional landscape equipment. Continue reading

ProLine™ Pot Handler Makes Nursery Work Much Easier

What makes the ProLine™ Pot Handleunique from tree tongs or “Jaw” types and other nursery equipment is its ability to grasp small delicate decorative items as well as large bulky containers. The ProLine™ Pot Handler is uniquely designed with four paws lined with an abrasion-resistant, highly durable rubber. For gripping, the rubber paddles are far superior for grasping b&b as well as providinga cushion for impacts that can damage pots when clutched with metal paddles. Continue reading

Using A Tree Grapple For Landscape

Tree grapples like the Tree Boss™, are most often used on tree farms and in growing situations. Typically they’re used for moving a variety of large items like trees with large root balls. These kinds of grapples also are commonly equipped with paddle like arms to wrap around the root ball without damaging the tree or root system. Continue reading