2019 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic

The Butter Brook Golf Course was alight with happy golfers, good food, and some terrific golf shots on October 3, despite clouds and a bit of a chill.  That challenging “Hole 11” experienced neither a hole in one, nor a drive w/in six inches of the pin, but did produce many memorable drives. More golfers than ever participated this year, …

2019 MALCP Summer Seminar

  Over 50 lawn and landscape professionals attended the 2019 MALCP Summer Seminar. This eager crowd asked many questions to our guest speakers at the day long event, only to break for a picnic lunch in Tower Hill’s garden and water pool area.           Speaker, Dr. Stephen Rich, a Professor of Microbiology and Director of the …

Alabama man thanks a veteran in Maynard by mowing his lawn

The article below recently ran on the WickedLocal-Maynard webpage, 5/24/19.  “He has become a legend of sorts and on May 24, Rodney Smith Jr., an Alabama man who has been touring the United States with his mower – G.I. Moe – to show his appreciation for veterans, made his way to Maynard. While he was in town he mowed the …

“Why you should avoid raking grass clippings…” from Bob Mann

The following article appeared on the front page of USA TODAY, the Thursday, May 2, 2019 edition, featuring a conversation with Bob Mann with NALP and a member of MALCP. “If you’re cleaning up grass clippings after mowing the lawn, you’re likely losing money and wasting time. That’s because grass clippings hold valuable nutrients that can fertilize your lawn, experts …

AG DAY at the State House, March 27, 2019

    Some participants attending AG Day at the State House, met up in the hallway on their way to visit with various legislators.     Karen Connelly congratulates Kathy Carroll, retired Director of UMass Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Landscape Program, who was honored for her work serving the needs of Green Industry professionals.   For more information about the …

2019 Winter Lawn Care Conference

The 2019 MALCP Winter Lawn Care Conference (WLCC), was held on January 23, 2019 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA. The event had several vendor informational booths along with a Technical Training Seminar where “LEARN AND EARN CREDITS” where acquired. Below are the descriptions of the Technical Seminar Talks and speakers. Managing Summer Stresses to Reduce Management …

April is… National Lawn Care Month!

SPREAD THE WORD! The start of the spring season is the perfect time to harness the public’s excitement about the outdoors and remind them about the benefits of a well cared for lawn! Access our Lawn Care Month Toolkit for facts, resources, infographics, photos, and a logo that can be used in your social media and client communications to help …

People Really Do Care How Your Yard Looks — Here’s Proof

Lawn care tips probably aren’t top-of-mind for any homeowner-to-be. Even veteran homeowners and house renters—at least those without a passion for landscape design ideas and mowing—probably avoid thinking about their yards as much as possible. While this approach may be good for staying focused on more pressing matters, it does ignore the fact that lawns and yards are more important …