Information tools 

BUSINESS-MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE Include Software offers the business-management software Include Asset, designed to handle a variety of data for accounting,...

Supplies 

WINTER ALERT SYSTEM Sensor Instruments' new electronic Ice/Snow Alert sends a warning about ice and snow buildup to landscapers who have to plow snow...

Out with the old . . . 

Do you remember the introduction of the Weed Eater? This was the first string trimmer to become widely popular. If you were around then, it's almost certain...

Annuals light up shady areas 

These six annuals provide dependable color and performance in areas blanketed by shade.Pulling into your new client's driveway, you feel a knot beginning...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

Bored to death What are the options for controlling tree borers now that lindane and chlorpyrifos are gone? - MissouriActually, several products currently...

Information tools 

ONLINE HOSES The IHOZs.com web site allows users to select industrial hoses online. The web site offers a wide variety of hoses, including plastic, rubber,...

Equipment 

INDEPENDENT-SUSPENSION MOWERS Ferris Industries has introduced a new line of Ferris mid-mount mowers, ranging from 48 to 72 inches. The new line consists...

Fall into action 

Fall is a great time to prepare annual and perennial beds for next year's growing season.For many landscape professionals and grounds managers, autumn...

quipment 

TILLER ATTACHMENT ATI Corporation offers the Model SS725 Preseeder tiller attachment for skid steer loaders. The 72-inches-wide rotor tills, levels and...

Unemployment swings low 

Low unemployment means fewer people are looking for jobs these days. Therefore, landscape professionals should know how the numbers affect their own businesses....

Equipment 

DUMP-TRUCK CONVERTER Load Hog Industries Inc. has developed a kit with air-bag technology to convert pickup trucks into dump trucks. The kit consists...

small equipment: GOING WHERE NO MACHINE HAS GONE BEFORE 

Don't let their size fool you. In fact, these powerful machines' small size could be their greatest advantage.Hydraulic attachments are useless if you...

Equipment 

INDUSTRIAL UTILITY VEHICLE John Deere's new Worksite Gator is a 6 x 4 diesel utility vehicle made especially for worksite, rental, landscape and industrial...

Fairway irrigation - know where the water is falling 

A simple understanding of your system will let efficiency reign on your golf course.On an 18-hole golf course, turfgrass fairways may account for more...

Fertilizer 

ORGANIC FERTILIZER Agreaux Organics offers natural and organic fertilizers for commercial growers, nurseries and landscapers. The fertilizers are made...

Fertilizer 

WATER-ABSORBING POLYMER Aadvanced Water Management's Hydrozone is a water-absorbing polymer that is released into the sod's rootzone to increase the water-holding...

Shed some light on your landscape 

During the daylight hours, passers-by marvel at the beautiful landscape you've created. Don't let the darkness cover it up.So, you're thinking about expanding...

Pest control 

UNDERGROUND REPELLANT Deer-Off, Inc. produces an animal repellant called BULB GUARD, which provides below-the-ground protection from deer, rabbits, squirrels...

Landscape accessories 

LANDSCAPE WALKWAYS Schafer Systems, Inc. makes Connect-A-Dock walkways to use in areas with heavy foot traffic. The walkways can be formed into a variety...

HOW TO: `Rock-it' science for the beginner 

Building a stone wall may not be rocket science, but it can definitely be a challenge. The following guidelines will help you build a beautiful and functional...

Dot.coms for grounds care 

Many green-industry professionals are finding the value of business-to-business e-commerce invaluable, but how exactly is it changing the way they do...

Selling irrigation to residential customers 

The first questions any contractor must ask when looking for additional business are, "Who would be interested in my services, and how do I reach them?"...

Facility security: keeping them away 

Protective lighting is a smart addition to any facility. Using light to deter intruders is cheaper and more effective than you might think.With so many...

Winterize your equipment 

Preparing equipment for winter reduces stress levels, cuts downtime and increases profits when spring rolls around."Pay me now or pay me much more later"...

HOW TO: Light your landscape 

Want customers to see your work in a positive light? Follow these steps to enhance your landscape project with lighting.When it comes to installing a...

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