Removing overseeded ryegrass from bermudagrass 

Turfgrass managers in the southern United States often overseed bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) with perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) to provide a dense,...

1997 PGMA winners 

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) and Grounds Maintenance magazine co-sponsor the annual Professional Grounds Maintenance Awards program,...

What to do when you've been sued 

It may be handed to you by a process server--or it may arrive by certified mail. However it gets to you, the summons notifying you that someone is suing...

Tapping in to seasonal workers 

Tapping in to seasonal workers The Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) titled its 1989 Crystal Ball Report "Personnel: Preparing to deal...

Spikeless-shoe policies 

Should golf courses require spikeless shoes?Larry Gilhuly, Western director, USGA Green Section If grass could talk, the answer would be an overwhelming...

Golf course reclaim "lost" land 

Reclaim--To make suitable for cultivation or habitation-- This definition aptly, if only generally, describes the process by which increasing numbers...

Technology has arrived: Site-specific management 

As a new father, I continually seek the advice of family, friends and experts on how to best raise my 8-month-old daughter. While their recommendations...

Irrigation systems can offer alternative uses 

The elements of every landscape should have more than one singular purpose. Trees can provide shade, fruit and homes for birds and entertainment for adventurous...

Environmental enhancer 

Are you sick and tired of charges that turf is detrimental to the environment and society in general? I am, but that sentiment is bound to change once...

Controlling insects in warm-season turfgrass 

At one time, turf managers used highly toxic materials such as nicotine and cyanide for controlling pests in southern turf. Today's turf managers can...

Research Update: High-tech soil analysis 

Horsetail control How do you get rid of horsetail?--New YorkHorsetails can be tenacious weeds (several species can be troublesome). Due to their perennial...

Golf course development 

To quote Alice Dye, president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, "Golf courses are among the best land uses for communities. They provide...

Dastardly deeds 

Attaining a 100-percent safe and secure work place is a lofty goal that we should strive for but will never completely realize. Reasonably safe and secure...

Researching Maintenance 

Flaming mulch This year we applied hardwood mulch and Snapshot pre-emergent to two median strips. Not long after, we experienced fires, probably due to...

Crime statistics 

Call it a patch of blue sky in an otherwise smoggy city, or call it luck. Whatever the reason -- perhaps an upswing in the integrity of humanity? -- the...

Personal protective equipment 

Safety in the workplace should be a priority no matter what the area of business. Your employees will appreciate knowing that you take the necessary precautio...

Whether a playground is in the city or the suburbs, it consists of more than just the brightly colored, sculptured forms. Though these apparatus give passersby their impression of a playground, in actuality, the playground is--and should be--a complex of  

Consider a situation with which many grounds managers are familiar: You arrive at your job site in the morning and discover that vandals struck during...

Confronting course crime can be wearisome 

If your favorite season of the year is autumn, you're probably not a golf-course superintendent. Although many superintendents are like anybody else--they...

PGMA Winner: Disneyland 

Few sites encounter the thousands of visitors to which Disneyland (Anaheim, Calif.) is host everyday. As a result, its horticulture crew must contend...

Cut the cost of your insurance premiums 

When was the last time you took a look--a very close look--at your business-insurance program? If it's been more than a year, you may be missing out on...

Thefts and accidents spoil productivity and profits 

Out of sight, out of mind" may apply to some situations. But when it comes to reducing costly accidents and the theft of outdoor power equipment, you...

Turf chemical applications 

Norman Goldenberg, vice president-government affairs, TruGreen-ChemlawnTruGreen-Chemlawn supports reasonable posting and notification requirements throughout...

Managing fungal diseases in warm-season turf 

When was the last time you saw Pythium blight on bermudagrass or any other warm-season turfgrass? If you can't remember, don't worry--most warm-season...

Selecting safer playground equipment 

Secure, elegant, functional...fencing 

Multiple material and style choices define today's fencing -- whether you need practical utilitarianism or ornate charm.If good fences make good neighbors,...

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