© Jay Bendt

This issue contains our latest Top 100 List. You’ll find plenty of familiar faces and some newcomers among the companies this year. Hear how businesses all over the country combatted COVID-19 and set themselves up for success in 2020 and beyond. Curious how the competition compares to previous years? You can head to bit.ly/lawntop100 to compare our 2021 list to years past. We’ve got them all the way back to 2005 on the website!

You won’t want to miss this

The Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference is set for Tuesday, Aug. 31, through Thursday, Sept. 2, in Orlando, Florida. You won’t want to miss our second-annual event filled with informative sessions, workshops and panels to help you better embrace technology to benefit your business. Pricing, hotel information and more is available at bit.ly/LLtechconference. Register now and take advantage of our Super Early Bird Pricing.

Calling all hort students

We’re accepting applications for our Richard Foster Award. The $2,500 scholarship is available to outstanding students planning careers in the landscape, lawn care or horticulture business.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled at a recognized two- or four-year college or university working toward a degree in horticulture, turfgrass management, agronomy, environmental science or another field related to a segment of the green industry. Check out the full details here: bit.ly/LawnScholarship

Along for the ride

© Jake Gravbrot

Rodney Smith, founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, has been helping people for years. And this past year or so has given him even more chances to give back. Between his 50 Yard Challenge and a new grocery program he started, Rodney is constantly traveling around the country. Catch up on what’s the latest with him in our “Riding with Rodney” podcast. You can find it here: bit.ly/RidingwithRodney