The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

Gearing up for Pollinator Week 2021 Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 04:00 AM

June is Pollinator Month, and the third week in June is celebrated as Pollinator Week. The mission of Pollinator week, according to the Pollinator Partnership, is to “promote the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.”

Landscape companies can use Pollinator Week to promote that they use sustainable, pollinator-friendly practices in their services. Pollinator health is a growing concern among consumers, and homeowners are often looking for ways to support them in their landscapes.

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Enjoy DREW'S FOLLY hardy snapdragon year-round Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 03:00 AM

The origins of Antirrhinum sempervirens ‘P020S’ (DREW’S FOLLY™ Hardy Snapdragon) are the Wild Spanish snapdragons (Antirrhinum sempervirens) that grow in the mountain regions of Spain and France But DREW’S FOLLY Hardy Snapdragon is different from its wild relatives in two distinct manners. First, it has demonstrated hardiness in USDA zone 5 in the Plant Select three-year perennial trial at Chatfield Farms in Denver, compared to zone 6 for its ancestors. Second, its flower color is a unique soft seashell pink, not the white of Wild Spanish snapdragons.

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Four Colorado companies placed in the 2021 Lawn & Landscape Top 100 Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 02:00 AM

In May, Lawn & Landscape announced its Top 100 companies. Four Colorado-headquartered companies made the list:

  • Metco Landscape (#27)
  • Designscapes Colorado (#74)
  • Environmental Designs, Inc. (#82)
  • Designs By Sundown (#88)
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IGIN equipment maintenance survey results released Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 01:00 AM

Irrigation & Green Industry published the results of its 2021 equipment maintenance survey. The magazine asked landscape professionals about their habits when it comes to buying and maintaining equipment for their work.

Interesting findings include:

  • Trusted experts are key to purchasing decisions. An overwhelming majority of respondents (88%) stated that they visit an authorized dealer or distributor when making purchases.
  • Proper maintenance is a priority. Another strong majority (71%) do daily or weekly maintenance checks on their equipment.
  • Battery-powered equipment is not a priority. Just 5% of respondents use battery-powered mowers, though 39% said they use some handheld battery-powered tools like leaf blowers.
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Poll results: Are you interested in EV work trucks? Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Friday, May 28, 2021 08:00 AM

This week, Ford announced that the all-electric F-150 Lightning is available for pre-order and will be delivered in 2022. We asked, would you consider EVs for your truck fleet? 

REsults of EV truck poll

 

 
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