READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout June on the Grounds Maintenance Web site www.grounds-mag.com. Do you maintain/repair...

Skid-Steer Loaders and Skid-Steers 

Put down the shovel and get into the driver's seat of a skid-steer loader. You can make routine landscaping jobs effortless with machines that haul, load,...

How To: Maintain A Diesel Engine 

You already understand changing the oil and air filter are crucial to properly maintaining an engine. To prolong the life of a diesel engine, you can...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

AERATOR With a unique design and low center of gravity, the EZair aerator from Billy Goat is easier to control on slopes and delivers more consistent...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Non-Selective Chemicals 

Selective herbicides seemingly provide the ultimate in pest control: the ability to eliminate weeds without harming desirable turf and ornamentals. However,...

Place Your Bids 

If you're one of the millions of consumers who've caught the online auction bug, you already know that you can save or make some serious coin on the Web,...

Shades of green 

Among cool-season turfgrasses, creeping bentgrass possesses only a medium amount of shade tolerance. On shaded tees, fairways and greens, this factor,...

Instant turfgrass 

When establishing a lawn, sod gives immediate results. Seeding may cost less money (approximately $30 per 1,000 square feet compared to about $200 per...

Hiring the Perfect Employee 

Staffing in the green industry is a complex job. It's a balancing act requiring talent, business finesse and a little bit of luck. Keeping full-time employees...

OVERBLOWN? 

When a landscaper heads out on a job in Palo Alto, Calif., there's one thing he'd better not forget. In addition to his equipment, driver's license and...

Artistic Field 

When maintaining an athletic field or mowing a lawn, you can create a unique business opportunity for yourself by adding a logo to a ball field or enhancing...

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND 

At the time, it sounded like a good idea to some Ban pesticides because they may cause injury to people and the environment. Not to say that they do,...

FINDING ANSWERS 

CHOCOLATE MULCH Q I am trying to locate organic cocoa hulls for use as a mulch. Can you direct me? Bozeman, Mont. A Cocoa bean hulls make a dark, attractive...

REVENUE RENOVATION 

You know what it takes to keep turfgrass healthy. And if you could control all the variables, the turf on your grounds would no doubt flourish. But that's...

FINDING ANSWERS 

SUBMERGED TURF Q How long will turf tolerate submersion? via the Internet A The answer is not always so cut and dried. Turf injury from submersion depends...

BEATING BUGS FROM WITHIN 

Bluegrass billbug larvae are difficult to control and feed on Kentucky bluegrass shoots from the inside. As an alternative to traditional control methods,...

Focus On: Renovation Equipment 

If you have a large area to renovate, you need equipment designed to handle the size of that job. The following renovation equipment is more effective...

SHORT CUTS 

CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS OF PLANTS Scientists have found that the 24-hour circadian rhythms that guide animal behavior also exist in plants. Research at the...

How To: Overseed 

Establish seeding date. About eight weeks before first frost is best. Identify and correct the problem. If you skip this step you are bound to encounter...

WHITMAN RESIGNS FROM EPA 

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman met with President Bush at the White House May 20 and tendered her resignation as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental...

OVER DO IT 

With the months of April, May and early June behind us and the sultry months of summer creeping in fast, the best part of the turfgrass growing season...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

FUNGICIDE ProStar 70WP Fungicide from Bayer Environmental Science is now available for control of foliar Rhizoctonia and rust in ornamental plants. The...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout May on the Grounds Maintenance Web site www.grounds-mag.com. What time of the year...

Phasing out Pesticides 

In response to a growing concern of high cancer rates in Long Island communities, Suffolk County legislators passed a law in 1996 requiring all county...

HOUSING STARTS 

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released the number of housing starts most recently for April....

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