PGMA Winner: The Breakers 

As a grounds-maintenance professional, you are bound to admire and appreciate the beautiful, well-maintained property of The Breakers. If you are looking...

Understand the mode of action and persistence of ornamental herbicides 

Herbicides perform a vital role in the management of weeds in ornamentals. As the name indicates, herbicides are chemicals that kill or control weeds....

Beauty is only skin deep 

There are those who look at neatly manicured grounds as a purely aesthetic gesture and don't consider the functionality of the practice. True, a manicured...

Researching Maintenance 

Grub-control timing Which grub-control product works best in October?-MichiganA better question might be, "What time of year is best for grub-control...

Ornamental economics 

The United States is the world's largest producer of greenhouse and nursery crops. In fact, net farm income for growers of greenhouse and nursery crops...

Equipment Options: Hedge trimmers 

The hedge trimmer-it seems like such a simple tool. Yet, choosing the proper hedge trimmer shouldn't be a quick decision. Putting just a little forethought...

Cool-season turf benefits from fall fertilization 

Management practices during fall and late fall have major effects on the quality of cool-season turfgrasses the following spring. Fertilization is one...

Don't stumble over surface tree roots 

Contrary to what you might think, tree roots are not coming out to get you. Instead, roots-by design-are simply trying to seek out, gather and control...

Equipment Options: Walk-behind spreaders 

Calibrating chemical-application equipment is critical. If you don't take care that you are applying product at the correct rates, you can end up applying...

Beware of rust 

A few years ago, I participated as an expert witness in a case involving a lawn- and grounds-care company and its supplier. Apparently, an employee sprayed...

Research Update 

Unbiased information Where can I get unbiased information about turf and ornamental cultivars and susceptibilities?-FloridaThe most consistently unbiased...

Fertilizer production 

In March 1998, the United States International Trade Commission's (USITC) Office of Industries published an Industry & Trade Summary for fertilizers....

How to: Fertilize trees via liquid injection 

When it comes to fertilizing trees, you'll find no shortage of options and decisions. You have choices of how and how much fertilizer to apply, what its...

Selecting fairway grasses: Tried & true or something new? 

What's the best turfgrass to use on fairways? Bentgrass? Bermudagrass? Ryegrass? Zoysiagrass? Many types are available, and recent cultivar improvements...

Waterfront Plaza 

In 1986, Waterfront Management Ltd. (Honolulu) began construction of a low-rise office-building complex, which extends five stories into the sky and sits...

Buying a business: Let the buyer beware 

Buying an existing business can be an excellent way to become a business owner or to expand your present business. First of all, you can save the time...

Regulating fertilizer use 

Dr. Kirk A. Hurto, Vice president of technical services, TruGreen-Chemlawn (Delaware, Ohio)The Coastal Water Protection Act and the Clean Water Act have...

Liquid vs granular 

Fertilizers for turf use include an ever-growing and widely varied selection of products. As a turf manager, you quickly can become awash with information...

Fertigation offers ease and efficiency 

Fertigation-applying fertilizer through an irrigation system-is a tool that can help you accomplish goals of agronomic and aesthetic splendor with relative...

Convert home lawns to new varieties 

The rate at which breeders are commercializing new cultivars of virtually all species means a relatively new lawn can become outdated in a short time....

The art of erognomics >By Mark Michaels, Husqvarna Forest & Garden Co. 

Making a special effort to enhance your personal environment is one of the smartest things you can do. When grounds managers don't, all too often accidents...

How To Sharpen a Chain Saw 

Manufacturers design chain saw cutting chains for easy maintenance. However, to do the job right you must first understand the basic principles involved....

Taking fatigue out of grounds care 

Having entered the grounds-care profession some 30-odd years ago, around the same time Grounds Maintenance was launched, I've seen some pretty dramatic...

Lawn and power equipment sales 

To clearly examine commercial lawn and garden equipment, we should first categorize its constituents: mowing equipment, other turf- and grounds-care equipment,...

Researching Maintenance 

Pressure-treated timber Are pressure-treated timbers safe for building raised beds that could be used for vegetable gardening? I am concerned that chemicals...

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