June 1, 2006

Editor's Insight

Talking Turf

There is nothing I love more than using this page in the magazine to recognize someone in our industry who is working to benefit each of you reading this...

Finding Answers

Finding Answers

AIRING OUT Q I've seen a lot of demonstrations of different core aerating machines, along with different approaches (some with tines going into soil at...

AIR ENRICHMENT STOPS DISEASE

Researchers at the Duke University Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) research forest in Durham, N.C., are discovering amazing things. FACE is a forest with...

Short Cuts

New home construction cools

The pace of new-home construction continued its orderly cool down in March, dipping 7.8 percent for the month following a temporary surge earlier this...

Irrigation association sends delegation to congress

The Irrigation Association's (IA) message that irrigation is part of the solution on water issues is beginning to resonate on Capitol Hill, the IA's legislative...

Orum is national immigration forum's Entrepreneuer of the year

Peter Orum, chairman of Midwest Groundcovers, LLC (IL) and past president of the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA), received the National...

Planet releases new safety cd

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has released a new product, the STARS Safety Program for Green Industry Companies, on CD. This ready-to-use...

Because green matters winner named

Project EverGreen has named Southern Land Company, Franklin, Tenn., as the winner of its 2006 Because Green Matters award. In making the announcement,...

United States records warmest April teamperatures and near-average precipitation

According to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climate Data Center, the continental United States experienced...

Product Preview

Product Preview

TOUGH TAPE The Gorilla Glue Co. introduces Gorilla Tape, which sticks to surfaces ordinary tapes can't, such as metal, glass, brick, stucco and wood....

Articles

Making It BIG

Grounds managers' jobs are anything but mundane. On any given day, your crews might be mowing, collecting garbage, repairing vandalized property, fertilizing,...

Striping Athletic Fields

Athletic field striping is an art and like any good artist, you need the proper tools and products to deliver a quality result. The time it takes and the view you take towards athletic field striping is directly related to the equipment and products you use to perform the task....

Good Sports

Sports turf maintenance has come a long way from the days when the people who practiced the craft were referred to as and their tools may have consisted...

Chemicals Update: Ornamental Products

While ornamentals probably do not receive chemical applications with the regularity that you give turf, pesticides are still a critical tool for managing...

Focus On: Utility Trailers

Scheduling several jobs per day for your crews will earn you significant profits, but you won't see a penny of it if you don't have reliable transportation...

How to: Find a pressure Problem in your Irrigation System

Irrigation systems are more than just a convenience tool. For some professionals, installing and maintaining these systems is their livelihood not to...

Monitoring and Tracking Your Competitors

What is it that makes a consumer choose one land care company over another? Although this question may not have a simple answer, there are plenty of variables to consider when developing an effective plan to close deals over the competition....

Teaming Up for Renovation

When a top college football team swarms onto the field at a freshly renovated stadium, there is one feature every fan sees and appreciates: the turf....

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