Plants Worth Your Time 

Without a doubt, plants are the foundation of the landscape industry, and the diversity of ornamental species and cultivars on the market allows for creative...

FINDING ANSWERS 

VARMINT PROBLEMS Q We have serious mole problems in my part of Texas. I've heard about mole traps that you place in the tunnel and then bury. Where can...

Poa annua: Australian for green 

I just completed a sabbatical in Melbourne, Australia. It's a fun place with of trendy restaurants, fine wines and great people. But it's also a strange...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

CHEMICALS PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. has obtained marketing rights to Phyto-Fos Foliar Fertilizer. Phyto-Fos contains phosphorus in the...

You've come a long way, baby 

Not too many years ago, tall fescue mostly meant one of two things Kentucky 31 (K-31) or Fawn. For decades, most tall fescues were similar to these types:...

FOCUS ON: String Trimmers 

No matter how good your mower is, there are some places it just can't reach. So to achieve that really manicured look for your clients' lawns, or to clean...

HOW TO: REMOVE A LARGE LIMB 

A tree that has been trained correctly will need few, if any, large branches removed when it's older. Unfortunately, many trees have been neglected in...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

MID-MOUNT MOWER Land Pride's new 72-inch Accu-Z mid-mount mower offers large-capacity fuel tanks, choice of seats, adjustable steering control, turf-type...

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,...

LIVE LONG & PROSPER 

Equipment buyers ask several questions when deciding on a piece of equipment: features, performance, price, comfort. And what may be the most difficult...

MAINTENANCE: A STEP BEYOND 

Do you practice maintenance by the book? If so, great. But here are some tips you might not see in a maintenance manual. Gas filter replacement Avoid...

A Cut Above 

Since its invention as a sharp rock used by primitive humans for hunting and eating, the saw has proven to be a most rewarding tool for mankind. From...

Fall Armyworms on the March 

Many insect pests attack turf. Sometimes you see them coming, sometimes you don't. Pests such as chinch bugs, mole crickets or white grubs usually occur...

EXPO 2002 Show Guide 

Nine key industry associations are supporting the 19th annual International Lawn, Garden and Power Equipment Expo (EXPO 2002) through the Outdoor Power...

LIVE LONG 

The repair-or-replace question is a frequent dilemma. You know the old mower has given you all the service you hoped for, and then some. And it still...

After the Spill 

The advent of the triplex greens mower has been a great benefit for golf courses. These machines allow courses with limited labor to maintain good playing...

FINDING ANSWERS 

POA TRIV PROBLEM Q I cannot find any chemical recommendations for controlling Poa trivialis in turf. Are there any new developments in this area? California...

Take a Rain Check 

Long gone are the days of telling your night water-man to plug the sprinkler into a quick-coupler, or to set the roller-base sprinkler out until the ground...

BENT ON CHANGE 

Creeping bentgrass's popularity as a fairway grass is rising due to improved varieties, as well as its resistance to gray leaf spot (to which ryegrass...

Don't get Burned 

Summer is the busiest time of the year for grounds care professionals. You work long days in the sweltering heat to get all of your jobs completed. Each...

SHORT CUTS 

CANADIAN PESTICIDES At this writing, the Canadian parliament continues to consider pesticide legislation that would revamp Canada's pesticide regulatory...

INTRODUCING BAYER ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 

As of June 4, 2002, the acquisition of Aventis CropScience by Bayer AG became official, having received the blessings of government regulators. The result...

Correction 

In our May issue's Chemical Update covering ornamental pesticides, we listed LESCO's Prodigy Signature fungicide (with the active ingredient fosetyl al)...

HOUSING CONSTRUCTION RISES 

Private construction numbers were on the rise this spring, according to reports from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Privately owned housing starts in...

READER'S POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout June on the Grounds Maintenance Web site www.grounds-mag.com. In your estimation,...

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