Planting holes 

Planting hole preparation Trees and shrubs require similar planting procedures. For trees, dig shallow planting holes that are two to three times as wide...

Amending soils 

Amending soils Landscape managers commonly manage soils to improve their physical structure. Doing so entails cultivation and, often, the addition of...

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Turf and horticultural reference center 

Welcome to the Grounds Maintenance online turf and horticultural reference center. The following links will take you to basic “textbook” information,...

Changing and testing pH 

Changing pH After improving porosity, changing pH is the most common reason for altering soils. Raising and lowering pH both are necessary at times, depending,...

About testing, sampling and laboratories 

Testing, sampling and soil laboratories Soil laboratories are necessary to provide accurate analysis and meaningful recommendations. Many kits and test...

New York counties enacting state pesticide application notification law 

In August, 2000, New York state passed a law requiring public notification of pesticide applications. The law will be effective in each county that approves...

U.S. Composting Council unveils National Compost Certification Program 

U.S. Composting Council unveils National Compost Certification Program As a means to improve customer confidence in compost selection and utilization,...

The dirt on soils 

The Dirt on Soils The following areas will provide you with a basic primer on soils: What is soil? Learn about testing and changing pH Learn about soil...

Fertilizer prices to reflect rise in energy costs 

Fertilizer prices to reflect rise in energy costs High energy prices are affecting the green industry by directly increasing the operating costs of equipment....

What is soil? 

What is soil? Soil scientists define soil in various ways, but all definitions illustrate the fact that soil is not as simple as many assume. Soil is...

Which grub is bugging your turf? 

Turf-infesting grubs are the larvae of beetles in the scarab family, and several types cause damage to turfgrasses. Their distinctive “C” shape is familiar...

Identifying grubs 

Turf-infesting grubs are the larvae of beetles in the scarab family, and several types cause damage to turfgrasses. Their distinctive “C” shape is familiar...

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