Green Industry Leaders Network

Green Industry Leaders Network

The Green Industry Leaders Network, presented by Corona Tools, is coalition of national organizations and brands sharing news and information from the leaders in the horticulture, tree care and landscape care.

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    8-Step Program to Organic Gardening

    In this episode, Doug Hall, former editor of Organic Gardening Magazine shares his 8 -step program for successfully growing an organic garden without chemicals.

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    Restoration Pruning

    How do you deal with an overgrown, out-of-shape tree? This episode discusses how to restore and rejuvenate that neglected tree or shrub in your landscape.

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    Demystifying Hydrangeas Pt 2

    In part 1 of Demystifying Hydrangeas , we discussed the 6 different types. In part 2, Proven Winners talks about reblooming hydrangeas and some facts on their color.

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    State of the Industry Report

    If you’re in the landscape business, it’s imperative to know how the industry is performing. The State of the Industry report sheds light on issues in the industry, what services business are offering, and where they see opportunities for growth in the coming year. On this episode, we welcome managing editor, Kate Spirgen, at Lawn & Landscape magazine.

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    Demystifying Hydrangeas - Part 1

    In this episode, we're demystifying the most Googled plant and flower on the planet, the amazing hydrangea. We discuss the different types to help understand where each grows best, the types of flowers they produce and which ones to can prune. Our guest is Stacey Hirvela of the #1 plant brand, Proven Winners and she helps shed some light on this shrub in this part one of two!

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    Basics of Growing Roses Successfully

    Gardeners quite often mention that they love roses but they are too hard to grow. Or that they take too much time, they don’t have the space to grow them or roses just don’t do well for them. In this episode, we'll cover some basics about roses and how there is a rose out there for everyone!

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    Disputes Over the Neighbor's Tree

    If you've ever had a dispute with the neighbor over and tree, you know it can become a real problem. In this episode, we’ll share some insights on who is responsible for trees and hedges that grow into a neighbors yard. It's important you know what you can do and what you may be liable for.

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    Smart Controller Myths Debunked

    With today’s advanced technologies, more people are relying on them for smart automation in all aspects of life. Taking care of our landscapes is also getting a lot easier thanks to the latest smart controllers. This episode debunks some common myths about them for property managers and residential property owners.

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    Importance of Soil

    It could be argued that soil is the most important aspect for a plant to survive and flourish. On this episode, we'll discuss soil testing and debunk some common myths that can determine the over all success of your plants.

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    Recruiting and Retaining Landscape Professionals

    Ask any landscape business owner these days, what keeps them up at night, and you are likely to hear, finding and retaining good employees. In this episode, we'll discuss how landscape companies are recruiting and retaining professionals in a tight labor market.

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    Selecting the Right Fruit Tree

    One topic that gardeners never get tired of chatting about is fruit trees. Whether discussing proper care, or when to fertilize or pruning techniques, many want to know how to get the maximum yield from their fruit trees. However, selecting the right fruit tree for your location, is the first step in the process.

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    Holiday Lighting Installations

    You may only think about holiday lighting during the season but, for lighting specialists, it's a year round business. Many landscape contractors offer lighting displays as a service to residential and commercial property managers. With so many different types of lighting options available, customers need to plan ahead. We share some of the best tips and trends in this #landscapechat podcast.

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    Drip Irrigation Systems

    Proper watering is essential for a thriving garden and an automatic system can help ensure it’s well hydrated. Drip irrigation systems are the most efficient and cost effective method of delivering water to plants and they are easier than ever to install.

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    The Goodness of Green

    On this #landscapechat podcast, we are celebrating the “goodness of green” or in other words, people and organizations in the green industry who are giving back to their communities.

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    When Will That Tree Fall on My House?

    It’s not something most of us think about on a daily basis. We assume tree in the front yard which has provided shade and beauty over the years, will continue to grow and flourish. Yet plenty of us have seen pictures of trees, that have fallen in a storm, crushing cars or crashing into a house. On this #treechat podcast, we’re going to discuss what property owners can do, to help spot warning signs and when to seek the guidance of knowledgeable tree care professionals.

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    Selecting the Right Tools for the Job

    Selecting the right tool for the job is essential. In this episode, we share the benefits for using the right tool and how to get the most out of your garden and landscape tools.

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    Connecting with the Green Industry on Twitter

    If you own a landscape company or work in the green industry, its likely you have thought about the value of social media. Whether to connect with other industry professionals, find new business leads, or find your target audience, Twitter is a great platform to utilize and engage with some of the best in the business.

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    Trees and Water

    On this #treechat episode, we brought in a tree care expert, to help ensure you are giving your tree the right amount of water.

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    Urban Beekeeping at Tudor Place

    On this #plantchat episode, we check in with a team of urban beekeepers at [Tudor Place][1], a historic D.C. garden. They share what that the process is like to get a bee colony set up and established, and tell some great lessons they learned along the way.

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    Water and Sustainability Innovation Award

    Sustainability in landscape is literally a growing trend in the green industry. On this #landscapechat episode, Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply has partnered with Audubon International, to announce the new Water & Sustainability Innovation Award. The award will recognize the great achievements in sustainable landscapes and green spaces.

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    Selecting and Growing Conifers

    On this #treechat episode, we’ll explore how to go about selecting them, proper planting and staking techniques, and tips growing them successfully.

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    Right Tree, Right Spot

    The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is a national organization who is the voice of tree care. They have some great insights on selecting the right tree, for the right spot so that it will grow and thrive. Our guest is TCIA's Tchukki Andersen, who shares tips on planning, selection and what to look for when picking out the right tree for the right spot.

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    Taming an Overgrown Landscape

    We join June Stoyer, host of The Organic View™ Radio Show, at the virtual garden gate. June shares what originally fueled her passion for gardening and her journey for taming her new landscape that’s overgrown with invasive plants. She covers the importance of her organic approach to winning the battle over invasive plants like Japanese Honeysuckle and Poison Ivy. An avid advocate for pollinators, she also shares her insights on avoiding neonicotinoids, known for affecting and decreasing the world’s bee population.

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    Chelsea Flower Show

    In this #plantchat episode, we get a first-hand account and recap of the Chelsea Flower Show. Our guest Alison Edwards, of Burgon & Ball garden tools, was on hand at this year’s event to preview the gardens. She provides an inside look into what the show is all about, what takes place during the event, and what it’s like having a product display open to more than 140,000 enthusiastic gardeners.

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    Smart Irrigation Controllers

    Richard Restuccia, Vice President at Jains Irrigation with 20 years in irrigation and smart water management, discusses smart irrigation controllers and sustainable landscape. In this #landscapechat episode, Richard explains why they are important aspect to smart irrigation. He also shares, what makes an irrigation controller smart, types of controllers and decide which one is best for the application, the system data it provides, and key drivers of implementation.

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    2018 Lawn & Landscape Top 100

    Lawn & Landscape's Top 100 landscape companies is out and managing editor, Kate Sprigen joins #landscapechat to tell us how the list comes together. Kate shares what is takes to make the list, the process for consideration and how the list changes over the years.

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    Gardening for Wildlife

    American Horticultural Society interviews David Mizejewski, spokesperson for the National Wildlife Federation about Garden for Wildlife movement. Presented by Corona Tools for the Green Industry Leaders Network.

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    Essential Tools for Gardeners

    Viveka of American Horticultural Society interview Chris Sabbarese of Corona Tools about essential tools for gardeners.

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