Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound 

Bentgrass is undoubtedly the quintessential element of golf courses worldwide. Sure, you'll find bermudagrass greens in warmer climates and even sand...

Triplex greens mowers 

The math can't be disputed: Three is greater than one.So it makes sense that a triplex greens mower-with three cutting units-would be able to trim your...

Determine cup and tee-marker location 

Placing tee markers and cups on a golf course is much more than a random process. Performing this job correctly can save hours or even days of work down...

Researching Maintenance 

Moldy mulch I purchased some bulk hardwood mulch and when they delivered it, it was wet, decomposing and smelled awful. However, I used it anyway, intending...

The emperor's new clothes 

The English language is difficult to learn. There are so many words that sound the same but have different meanings, it's confusing. As such, a lot of...

Biostimulating turfgrasses 

Materials that, in minute quantities, promote plant growth are biostimulants. Many biostimulants are on the market. With proper use, some may enhance...

Blending in 

Whether you work with golf courses or sports fields, or in landscaping or construction, somewhere along the way you have to deal with soil.In many instances,...

Processing cores after aeration 

Providing suitable playing surfaces on heavy play areas such as golf-course greens and athletic fields is a challenge for professional turf managers....

Weathering the winter 

Date: May 15, 2000. It's a beautiful spring day, nearly 50 degrees and a wonderful break from the long winter of plowing snow, drinking hot chocolate...

Seeding during dormancy 

Dormant seeding can mean different things, depending on whether you are primarily working with cool-season or warm-season turfgrasses. Most people are...

Interpret a soil-test report 

Soil tests are one of the most valuable services you can offer a customer. They allow you to care for turf and landscapes more scientifically, which will...

Determine the value of a tree 

"Money doesn't grow on trees."When you hear that old expression, an image may flash in your head of a magical tree where currency actually blooms from...

Setting a proper course 

There are two ways of looking at golf-course-management firms. If your course looked ragged and struggled to make ends meet until a management firm came...

Plant growth regulators 

Plant growth regulators, or PGRs, perform a variety of functions in turf and landscapes. They are hardly new, but their use in the turf and ornamental...

Overseeding warm-season turfgrasses 

As temperatures drop and day lengths get shorter in the southern United States, the growth of warm-season turfgrasses slows to the point of total dormancy...

Getting attached to versatility 

In baseball, the limelight shines most brightly on mighty sluggers like Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, who do one thing especially well: hit home runs of...

Business is booming 

If the current state of the U.S. economy tells us anything, it is that business-the focus of this issue-is booming. But the reason for the continued boom...

Researching Maintenance 

Blower wars Do you have any information on noise ratings for gas vs. electric blowers? How have restrictions on blowers affected landscapers?-CaliforniaRobin...

Put business forms to work for you 

Having the right tools is key to the success of any project. Running a business efficiently and effectively requires equipment that is available, organized,...

Weathering the winter 

Date: May 15, 2000. It's a beautiful spring day, nearly 50 degrees and a wonderful break from the long winter of plowing snow, drinking hot chocolate...

Improve your cash flow with factoring 

Do you operate a profitable business that would benefit from increased cash flow? Is too much of your working capital absorbed by 30-, 60- and 90-day...

Competing with low-price contractors 

If you have been in business for any amount of time, you probably have had to contend with "low-ball" price competitors. If you are new in business, perhaps...

Cutting through the brush 

For many landscaping jobs, a string trimmer or a lawnmower will be enough to cut weeds and grass down to size.But when the acreage you're responsible...

By foot or by hoof 

In my adventurous youth, I had the opportunity to travel to the Caribbean in what turned out to be one of those growing and learning experiences we all...

Researching Maintenance 

Just don't let the golfers have it How can I make or buy a stimpmeter? I cannot find one on the web.-Via the internetStimpmeters are sold by the U.S....

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