August 1, 2006

Editor's Insight

In your own words

Wow. I love reader feedback. Good thing, because I got a lot of it in response to my column on immigration reform that ran in May. So for the past few...

Finding Answers

Finding Answers

SPRUCING UP Q I am trying to include some variety of evergreens in my landscapes instead of the same old spruces and junipers. Any suggestions to help...

On Target

A State University of New York College of Environmental Science (SUNY-ESF) study has compared the herbicide deposition of four conventional vegetation...

Short Cuts

Green industry expo and OPEI expo enter into trade show alliance

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) recently...

Short Cuts

MID-YEAR GOLF COURSE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE The National Golf Foundation has reported that closures have outpaced openings in the first six months of 2006....

Grass seed increases in value but seed yields decline for 2005

The value of all grass seed species increased 5.4 percent during the 2003-2004 crop year with an increase of 22,291 acres (4.9 percent) in 2004-2005....

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BACKPACK BLOWERS Three new Kawasaki backpack blowers offer landscape and turf care professionals more power, comfort and convenience. The KRB650B features...

Articles

Predicting Turf Performance

Imagine that you had a supernatural gift, one that would allow you to predict how any given turf type or management practice would perform at your location....

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Non-Selective Chemicals

Most often, as grounds managers you are looking to kill out a weed in the midst of turf without damaging the surrounding turf and ornamentals. For that...

Fall Into Color

As the long, hot days of summer slowly come to a close, I anxiously await the arrival of my favorite time of year. In autumn, I am constantly captivated by the systematic transformation of a landscape from basic green into flamboyant hues of crimson, auburn, deep ochre and rich violet. Often, plants that spend the spring and summer lurking in the background of their flashy brethren suddenly burst onto the stage...

FOCUS ON: Verticutters

Verticutting benefits turf by removing thatch and excess turf growth. Thatch causes many problems that range from scalping to poor water penetration to...

How to: Design, lay out and plant formal bulb displays

Spring bulb shows make a huge impact. You may have trouble convincing your client to spend the money on spring bulbs, but they are such a welcome sight...

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