The Art of Attraction 

Watching butterflies and hummingbirds flit, flutter and fly through the landscape is a beautiful scene. Both of these creatures are a welcomed addition to most any landscape....

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Non-Selective Chemicals 

Even though selective herbicides seem to offer the ultimate in pest control--the ability to eliminate weeds without harming desirable turf and ornamentals--you sometimes need the opposite: a product that completely eliminates vegetation for renovations....

FOCUS ON: Seeders 

The summer heat has not been very kind to most parts of the country this year and if the turfgrass you care for is looking a little patchy, it might be time to consider filling in the dead spots with new grass seed....

A New Look at an Old Bentgrass 

Ask turfgrass managers what they consider to be the best attributes a turfgrass can have and immediate answers include increased density, color and texture as well as the highest possible environmental stress, disease and insect resistance....

Preparing for Winter 

Bermudagrass is the most widely used turfgrass in the southern United States for golf courses, athletic fields, parks, roadsides and private grounds....

Hydraulic Seeding 

You have probably driven down the highway or through neighborhoods and have seen that green stuff sprayed on dirt. The correct terms for it are hydromulch or hydroseed....

Healthy Choices 

How we plant and maintain our landscapes has a direct effect on the health of the people living, working or playing in these landscapes. Green areas that produce high amounts of either pollen or mold spores will consistently make people sick, and landscapes that are clean and low in pollen and spores will make people feel better....

Starting Your Own Nursery 

Whether your business is big or small, you're looking to increase profits. While there are many ways to do this (add more clients, include more services), there is another avenue that may have not occurred to you....

REDUCING THATCH DEVELOPMENT IN NEW CREEPING BENTGRASS GREENS 

With the introduction of every new type or category of turfgrass comes the need for research to fine-tune the culture and pest control strategies of each....

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Adjuvants/Wetting Agents 

Adjuvants come in many forms, but their essential role is to make spray mixtures more effective. Sometimes factors are present that prevent the pesticide from doing as it is intended....

NEW JERSEY TREES TREATED FOR LONGHORNED BEETLES 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will treat approximately 20,200 trees susceptible to the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Middlesex and Union counties, N.J....

SHORT CUTS 

PRESIDENT SIGNS H-2B CAP RELIEF. The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) announced that President Bush signed H.R. 1268, the "Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act," which provides funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan....

SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE 

Keeping your crews safe is an ever-present issue that you face daily, whether you are mowing turfgrass or applying chemicals....

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout June on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com....

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

TRIMMER Tanaka introduces the TBC-2500, a lightweight 24cc, 1.2-hp grass trimmer to its professional landscaper line-up....

FOCUS ON: Stand-on Riders 

If you're looking for a mower that combines the maneuverability of a zero-turn riding mower with the flexibility of a walk-behind, look no further....

HOW TO: USE ADJUVANTS 

Which of these products is which and which of them do I use? Do I need to use them at all? Are they all different or is one the same as the other?...

Safety First 

The statistics are gruesome, if a bit uncertain: Estimates of lawn-mower-related injuries range from 23,000 to a horrendous 75,000 annually, with a significant number of those injuries involving children....

On the Road to Safety 

Your focus on safety sets the tone for your company. Make it a priority in your training and company policies so that it is integrated into your employees' daily actions....

Cuttin' Up 

They're the big brothers of string trimmers. They come in lots of sizes, from light-duty models handy for home-owner control of occasionally encroaching blackberries to big clearing units that are more efficient than chain saws for cutting vines and trees up to 4 inches thick....

Loading Up on Safety 

Multi-terrain loaders (or compact track loaders) are compact machines that are equipped with similar components and technology to skid-steer loaders....

Air Patrol 

Those glorious geese. Their sounds signify a changing of the seasons. We all look in wonder as they fly in perfect formation. They're beautiful, majestic and seem to know just where they're headed....

Getting Started 

So, the day is going well. You've finished three mowing jobs on time and it's only noon, when suddenly, your mower quits. Stone cold quits, just like you shut off the switch....

SAFETY IN NUMBERS 

As I began to go through the topics of articles in this month's issue of Grounds Maintenance, I thought to myself, Interesting, but not really enlightening....

Prairie Grass Headquarters 

In the 1800s, you could see thousands of buffalo roaming the plains south of the Missouri River in what is now suburban Kansas City. Yet roaming among the buffalograss these days are 14,000 Sprint employees who enjoy a large and lush corporate campus....

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