Take control with remote technology 

Remote controls. They've revolutionized the way we do things. You want to change the channel on television? Point and click. Open your garage door? Mute...

Repair irrigation system breaks 

It always seems to happen the first thing in the morning-a leak in your irrigation system that needs to be fixed immediately. What's the best way to repair...

Foot Fault 

The ability to manage high-traffic turf while keeping in mind the implications of irrigation and drainage issues are key to successful overall turf management....

Selecting bermudagrass cultivars-now and in the future 

Selecting a bermudagrass cultivar has become more complex in recent years. Numerous cultivars are available, and suppliers tend to promote each as the...

PGR maximizes mowing efficiency 

A combination of efficient equipment, grass growth regulators and schedule prioritizing during the past three years has vastly improved the landscape...

In the trenches 

If you need to dig a trench along a narrow strip of earth between two buildings, you have two options. A hard-working laborer may be able to impress you...

Plant stress favors pests in urban landscapes 

Trees and shrubs growing in urban landscapes are subject to stress factors that their country cousins never encounter. Pollution, heat reflecting off...

Choosing the right herbicide formuation 

Experts often stress the value of proper weed identification. This makes it possible to determine the best cultural and chemical strategies for control....

Topdressing fairways with compost 

Using compost on turf is not a new concept. Compost applications were common until the agrochemical revolution in the 1940s and 50s, so you might consider...

Topdressing gaining favor with LCOs 

Old Tom Morris would be pleased. The venerable greenskeeper of early St. Andrews days was a pioneer in the use of topdressing for golf greens. Now, the...

Walking the line 

As golf's popularity increases, more and more people are plopping themselves in front of televisions each weekend to watch rising stars like Tiger Woods...

Irrigation sensors for the landscape 

I once asked a well-known author a question I thought would stop her dead in her tracks: "What is a writer?" To my surprise, she replied, "A writer is...

Ornamental pest controls 

The appearance of turf may seem to get all the attention, but landscape ornamentals can be just as critical. Just wait until a tree dies, or gets covered...

A modest but useful machine 

Like the plain stepsister at the ball, the small walk-behind rotary mower has been shoved to the sidelines, as more glamorous and exciting models have...

Researching Maintenance 

Cocoa hulls I have been looking, without luck, for cocoa hull mulch. How can I find some?-Via the InternetBecause of its greater expense and shorter life,...

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House 

Until recently, butterfly houses were more curiosities than mainstream attractions. During the past decade, however, these facilities have become more...

Business law in the 21st century 

We're at the dawn of a shiny new century. Change is in the air. Out with the old and in with the new is having an impact--and business law is no exception....

Back lap reels 

"Backlapping is easy. Just tip the reel back, slap on a little compound, plug her up in reverse and in a few minutes your dull old reel will cut just...

Intermediate walk-behind mowers 

When you cut grass commercially, you're going to encounter all kinds of obstacles-literal and figurative. Creativity and experience can help you overcome...

Counting sheep 

Mowing (the focus of this issue) is probably the most labor-intensive operation of all grounds-care tasks-but it also has the greatest immediate impact...

The evolution of the lawn mower 

In the beginning, there was grass, and the sheep ate the grass. The grass was short, and it was good.But not very efficient. So, until the 1830s, the...

Vertical mowers for large areas 

The aggressive growth of turfgrasses such as bermudagrass, Kentucky bluegrass, zoysiagrass and creeping bentgrass leads to the production of a heavy thatch...

Watching grass grow 

Can you recommend a grass that does not need mowing? It's a question posed perennially to turfgrass professionals, and the answer is "no," unless you...

Sprayers for on-road transport 

Using a sprayer on a job site is one thing. Getting the sprayer to the job site is another. If you need to haul your spraying equipment from site to site,...

Spruce up sprayers for spring 

As spring approaches, so does the need to prepare your turf equipment for the season ahead. A few hours spent now with your turf sprayer will pay dividends throughout the spraying season....

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