Feast or Famine Fertility 

No single nitrogen fertilizer program is ideal for all lawns, grounds, athletic fields or golf courses. The type and amount of nitrogen fertilizer used...

Service sells 

Landscaping is the most service-oriented business in horticulture. Learn why the strategies and tactics used in conventional goods marketing frequently are inappropriate for services marketing. Understand how you should develop an appropriate and effective marketing program....

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH 

If you haven't adjusted your rates to compensate for rising fuel costs this season, you may want to pull the calculator back out and start doing some...

NITROGEN STRATEGY: SPOON-FEED OR NOT 

Recent research at North Carolina State University suggests that, in the long run, turf response to spoon-feeding and fertigation is not much better than...

FINDING ANSWERS 

TESTING TOLERANCE Q In our area, salt presents turf problems. How do turfgrasses rank in salt tolerance? via the Internet A Not sure where you reside,...

SHORT CUTS 

AOSHA BEEFS UP Employers who expose their workers to serious safety and health hazards and who continue to defy worker safety and health regulations will...

SUPERINTENDENTS SURF THE NET 

A recent survey by Bayer Environmental Science of superintendents at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) International Conference...

FERTILIZER SALES 

The International Fertilizer Industry Association reported in November 2001 that nitrogen fertilizer consumption in North America fell off slightly in...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout March on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. Do you use soil testing...

Focus On: Fertilizer Spreaders 

Spreaders are one of those essential elements for turf managers. Whether you need to fertilize an entire sports field or just spread seed on a residential...

How To: Calculate Fertilizer Rates 

It is difficult to generalize about fertilizer rates on turf. Different species require different amounts of Nitrogen. Climate and other environmental...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

LANDSCAPE SERIES INJECTION SYSTEMS Turf Feeding Systems introduces injection systems for commercial landscapes for three to 30 acres. These are wall-mounted...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Fertilizer/Pesticide Combinations 

As an expansion of our Turfgrass Chemical Updates, Grounds Maintenance publishes additional Updates throughout the year. After all, you use more than...

On Course 

After two and a half years as compliance coordinator for International Golf Maintenance (IGM), a Meadowbrook Golf company, Lyne Page is still excited...

Taking Control 

Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is a weed found throughout the United States on closely mowed areas, such as golf course greens and fairways. It is also...

The Wind, she Blew 

Anyone who remembers the days of pushing a broom to clean off paved areas after mowing can appreciate what the introduction of blowers has meant to the...

Don't Give up on Ground Pearls 

Ground pearls represent one of the most unusual turfgrass insect pests that grounds managers experience. They are a type of scale insect, a group of bugs...

TURF PLAGUES 

You've read the headlines: Gray leaf spot runs rampant over perennial ryegrass; Dead spot puts a strangle hold on bentgrass; Rough bluegrass, annual bluegrass...

Take a CLOSER LOOK 

Some turf diseases, like summer patch, are difficult to diagnose and control without elaborate investigative methods and an expensive fungicide program....

Broadleaf weed control 

It is a usually a necessary evil to perform some postemergence broadleaf weed control in the spring whether you are a professional lawn care operator...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout February on the Grounds Maintenance Web site www.grounds-mag.com. What is the resource...

How To: Calibrate A Rotary Spreader 

Properly calibrated and maintained equipment will increase its performance, not only making your job easier, but more accurate as well. This is especially...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Turf Fungicides 

Fungicides are the subject of our third Chemical Update for 2003. Compiled and updated with the help of chemical manufacturers, this is the most complete...

FLORICULTURE AND NURSERY CROP SALES 

Although actual 2002 year-end results won't be released until May, the USDA's forecasted floriculture and nursery crop sales still give an idea of what's...

FINDING ANSWERS 

FOR LEASE Q I'm thinking of leasing some mowing equipment for my landscape maintenance business. What would be some of the advantages of leasing instead...

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