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October 2006

Editor's Insight

Taking the Heat

Talk about a long, hot summer. The summer of 2006 will go down in the record books as one that was particularly harsh. According to the National Oceanic...

Finding Answers

Orchid Overview

Q I care for the grounds at a retirement community that has been given a collection of orchids for its lounge area. They have asked me to care for them....

National Effort

The U.S. National Arboretum, in Washington, D.C., should be on your list of gardens to visit and visit regularly. The arboretum is home to collections...

Short Cuts

Emerald ash borer re-emerges in Maryland

Maryland officials recently confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) in ash trees located in the Clinton/Brandywine area...

Short Cuts

GREEN INDUSTRY CONFERENCE FEATURES SPANISH SPEAKERS AND SESSIONS The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recently announced that participants in its...

Employment increased in July

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 113,000 in July. The number...

Articles

Lessons in Landscaping

Working with living systems like landscapes always involves an element of surprise. Sometimes the surprises are good: the perennials you planted last year came back despite an unusually harsh winter. Sometimes the surprises are not so good: drought conditions and water restrictions wipe-out thirsty perennials. ...

Equipment Options: Compact Equipment

Allmand with an exclusive ESL backhoe design and digging power, the Allmand TLB-535 heavy-duty compact tractor loader backhoe is designed to meet the...

Focus On: Augers

You need an auger like you need a hole in the ground, which, actually, is quite often if you find yourself digging holes for trees, posts, poles and sprinklers....

How To: Safely remove a tree

The removal of large trees should be left to professional arborists. Their training and liability insurance make them the best people for the job. However, for smaller trees that have died, are dying or are interfering with the growth of desirable, adjacent trees, you might want to tackle the job yourself. The following suggestions should help keep you and your surroundings safe from falling tree hazards. ...

Pushing the Envelope

Damon Ervie didn't know crabgrass from bluegrass when he got his first job as a groundskeeper at a rural, nine-hole golf course when he was 17 years old....

Small Talk

Landscape design-and-build projects continue to be in demand. Homeowners realize the benefits of a landscaped home. A Gallup Survey reported that 62 percent...

On the Edge

Appearances are everything in today's highly visual society. Keeping up appearances when laying the groundwork for aesthetically-pleasing landscape designs...

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