July 1, 2006

Editor's Insight

I.Q. Smart

Usually, if you're I.Q. smart, it means you're good at figuring things out and taking tests to prove it. But this month, I'm more concerned with your...

Finding Answers

Finding Answers

CANKER SORE Q I have an oak tree, which I believe is a water oak, that has bark falling off in patches around the trunk. The top of the tree isn't looking...

Finding the next All-American

Although, researchers have not identified an American elm that can take the place of the American elms that once graced our neighborhoods and highways,...

Short Cuts

PLANET and ANLA agree not to merge at this time

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) announced that they have decided not to proceed with...

Short Cuts

EPA TO RAISE CONSUMER AWARENESS THROUGH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing details of its program...

Hand-Held equipment forecasts decrease for 2006

Although a 4.3 percent contraction is expected in 2006, hand-held blower unit shipments will still remain above 2 million units. Backpack blowers will...

Product Preview

Product Preview

LASER-GUIDED MOWER McMurtry Limited introduces the MAS Mower 01, the electrically-powered machine that combines a conventional 36-inch-wide, six-bladed...

Articles

Rx for Turf

When diagnosing turf for possible renovation, you need to recognize the difference between renovation and re-establishment. Renovation usually involves...

Slit Seeders 101

It's tough to beat slit seeders for achieving a consistently high level of seed-to-soil contact for successful germination. And while a slit seeder alone is no guarantee of success, modern slit seeders are well-respected among landscape professionals for the quality results they can deliver....

Chemical Update: Adjuvants/Wetting Agents

There are many reasons for you to want to make spray mixtures more effective. Sometimes factors are present that prevent the pesticide from doing as it...

Selecting the Right Commercial Generator

From pond aeration to nighttime construction at an office park to cooling golf greens with fans all of these activities require dependable, portable power. Enter the portable generator....

Making Amends

Many green-industry textbooks describe an ideal growing media as having the following volumetric proportions: 50 percent solids, 25 percent air-filled...

FOCUS ON: String Trimmers

Don't leave for your first scheduled job without making sure you have a string trimmer or two in tow. To achieve that well-groomed and manicured look...

How To: Test Irrigation Water Quality

As we try to grow a large variety of plants in areas where only the toughest survive, irrigation becomes a major player. Water shortages and poor water...

In the Grind

While maybe not the most common piece of equipment in your fleet, owning a stump grinder can prove to be very profitable. Whether your client wants to...

Long on Design

All architects will be a lot more comfortable when the powers that be in golf finally solve the ball problem If the distance to be gotten with the ball...

Leasing vs. Purchasing Your Equipment

Choosing the right tool for the trade at the right price is just the beginning of the purchasing decision. Sealing the deal comes with an option: whether to lease or purchase....

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