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Turf Magazine - Technology To The Rescue - The way landscape professionals do business has changed, and technology has helped smooth the process.
Technology To The Rescue
This is the first of a two-part series on how landscape professionals are using technology to run their businesses more efficientl... Read More
Irrigation Winterization: A Must-Have Service Add-On
As the sun dips below the horizon sooner, and the weather cools, you must prepare your clients' sprinkler systems for the onset of freezing temperatures. Irrigation system winterizatio... Read More
Believe You Can, and You're Halfway There
The mind is such a crucial component in accomplishing anything. I find when I approach a difficult situation in a frustrated way or if I let the fear of reaching my goal get into my head bef... Read More
Enhancements & Extra Toppings
Have you ever ordered a cheese pizza and asked them to throw in some pepperoni for free? Of course you haven't. Have you ever checked out the cost of the pepperoni versus the cost of the ... Read More
Add Fall Services to Boost Revenue & Retain Labor
It's encouraging that property owners and managers are now more interested in maintaining their properties in better conditions than they did a few years ago. This is an invitation for contr... Read More
Is Aeration a Real Money-Maker?
The fall means cleanups for most landscape contractors, but it is also an ideal time to aerate. Aeration is perfect for compacted soils as it allows air to circulate through them, helps improve draina... Read More
Screening Sales Leads
As green industry professionals, we operate in one of the most seasonal businesses within the home services industry. To compete at our highest level, it is imperative that we maximize time ... Read More
Product Showcase
Bigger isn't always better. Some jobs require equipment with a smaller footprint. That's where compact equipment comes in. With the various attachments available, you can do a multitude of services wi... Read More
Ease of Entry is Good for Our Industry
Several weeks ago I bumped into Terry at the local Kroger grocery. I've known Terry for more than 30 years. We're not buddies, but I enjoy chatting with him because he's seemingly always in ... Read More
Ken Thomas
Ken Thomas believes that leadership is a calling. "At some point, we are all called," he says. "Many people don't accept the call because stepping up can be scary. When you lead, you... Read More
Getting Bigger And Better
Everything is oversized in Texas, right? Texas is the largest state in the Lower 48 and covers more ground than many countries. Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are three of the 10 most... Read More
Get Real Results from Soil Tests
Understanding a soil analysis report can be difficult. The testing labs use industry terminology to describe the results often without any explanation as to what the terms mean. Unde... Read More
Tree Pruning: A Reason & A Season
Winter is a popular time to prune trees. Leaves have fallen, and the tree structure is clearly visible. With a direct sightline to the tree's interior growth habits, it is often easier... Read More
Short On Salt? Think Liquids
Securing salt this year has been a huge challenge for many contractors. The price of salt and other granular ice melting materials seems to go up daily. What can a snow & ice manag... Read More
Irrigation Winterization: A Must-Have Service Add-On
As the sun dips below the horizon sooner, and the weather cools, you must prepare your clients' sprinkler systems for the onset of freezing temperatures. Irrigation system winterization i... Read More
Adjust Irrigation to Meet the Season
Some regions of the U.S. experience only occasional freezes during the winter. The frigid conditions may last for only a few hours or through the night. Even so, it's still important t... Read More
Adjust Irrigation to Meet the Season
Some regions of the U.S. experience only occasional freezes during the winter. The frigid conditions may last for only a few hours or through the night. Even so, it's still important t... Read More
Smartphones Can Manage Crews
In today's customer-centric and data-driven culture, not even the humble business of landscape maintenance and design is immune to the new normal. Gone are the days where priorities cou... Read More

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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss the mechanics of Green Industry specific equipment such as blowers, mowers, trimmers, and other manufacturer specific equipment
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Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Techniques, Ideas, Strategies, etc.
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Turf Design Build Magazine - Create Content Customers Love - Keep your green industry business on the cutting edge with these seven inbound marketing trends.
Create Content Customers Love
Inbound marketing - what is it really? Well, when HubSpot founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah came up with the term "inbound marketing" eight years ago, they defined it as, "a metho... Read More
Millennials Drive Housing; Marketing To This Generation
Who's driving housing confidence today? Millennials, according to HousingWire's Brena Swanson. Reporting on the latest Zillow Housing Confidence Index, Swanson says housing confidenc... Read More
Building the Pipeline
How many times have you heard one of the following phrases? "What's in the pipeline? How full is the pipeline? We need more in the pipeline." These phrases may refer to projects that have al... Read More
Vacation Destinations Inspire Patio Makeovers
This past summer's vacation destinations have become inspiration for residential landscape makeovers. The idea is that recreating the sights and sounds of five-star resort patios make ... Read More
Michael Hupf, Lifescape
Landscaping has been in Michael Hupf's blood since he was a child growing up in Hastings, Nebraska, on a 1,500-acre grain and cattle farm. In high school, he was the first employee ... Read More
IA Wins WaterSense Partner of the Year Award
For the second consecutive year, the Irrigation Association has been named the 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2013, IA became the... Read More
Trailers, Trucks, Tires & Tracks
HinoThe 195-DC/195h-DC is the doublecab configuration of Hino's 195 COE model. The 19,500 GVW, Class 5 195-DC is equipped with the Hino J05E Series engine rated at 210 hp and 440 ... Read More
Marrying Environmental Function & Art
Environmental artist Daniel McCormick created a sculpture to fortify a watershed and help control the erosion on the banks of Adobe Creek in Los Altos, California. Photo: Mary A. O'Brien... Read More
Outdoor Kitchen Trends
While Americans have always enjoyed being outdoors, the concept of outdoor living is a quickly growing lifestyle phenomenon. Outdoor living no longer means a picnic table, a fire t... Read More
Patio Planning & Prep
Installing a patio or walkway is easy. Dig a hole, put in some gravel, put in some sand, put in some pavers, take a break. Stop right there. When installing a patio or walkway, your fi... Read More
Landscapers Discuss Design, Architecture, Installation, Equipment, Plant Stock, Estimating, etc.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss all aspects of irrigation, pricing, bidding, installation, maintenance, manufacturers, books, and various systems.
Landscapers Discuss Patios, Walls, Drive Ways, Walk Ways and More!
Landscape Lighting Designers and Contractors Discuss a Full Spectrum of Issues Involving Outdoor Lighting.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss the installation and maintenance of ponds, water gardens, along with fish, electricity, rocks, pricing, software, designs, filters, treatment, pumps, waterfalls and more.
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Landscaping business owners discuss upcoming industry trade shows you may want to attend or post pictures and information about trade shows you have attended.

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Tree Services Magazine - Fortune Telling - Experts predict 2015 to be a prosperous year for the tree care industry
Fortune Telling
You can get quite a good view from high above a bucket truck, but not good enough to see into the future. The year 2015 will soon be upon us and there's no telling exactly what it wi... Read More
Whats New
Tree Knowledge on the FlyTree care professionals can now access Arborjet's knowledge base and online tools while in the field or on the road with ARBOR-mobile, a mobile phone app a... Read More
Striving for Greatness, Excellence in New Era
Hello. I'm Rob Meyer, and I'm proud to introduce myself as the new Editor in Chief of Tree Services Magazine. It's an honor and a privilege to work for a magazine that covers such esteemed... Read More
Big Steel and High RPMs
Every day tree crews are confronted with mounds of wood, branches, brush and organic material that has to be moved, processed and disposed of in a safe and timely manner. While the customer who select... Read More
As an Athlete in the Green Industry, You Need to Take Care of Your Body
The next time you step on a job site, remember that you're an industrial athlete, which means you must care for your body like one. As a production arborist or member of the green indus... Read More
Roots Gone Wrong
Surface roots can pose a major tripping hazard. Like most important things in life, roots can grow well, poorly or somewhere in between. When tree roots don't develop properly, the c... Read More
Wood Waste Equipment
ALLU GroupThe ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Bucket attachment is available in more than 60 models to fit any excavator, wheel loader, skid steer or backhoe and process wet or dry mat... Read More
Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Aspects of Tree Climbing, Pruning, and Felling.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Types of Equipment and Accessories.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Use and Application of Different Kinds of Fertilizers and Pesticides. Tree Diseases Are Also Discussed.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Importance of Safety and The Different Types of Safety Accessories Available.
Tree Service Professionals discuss their sawmilling experiences.
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Recent Headlines from Superintendent Magazine

Thatch Is Like Fat: A Little Bit Can Help
For a stand of turfgrass, the thatch layer is similar to the fat layer in the human body. In fact, it might even be perceived ...... Read More
(Cultural) Practice Makes Perfect
Grass knows how to grow­­ -- it's the other stuff it needs help with. As you southern supers read this, your northern peers are probably ...... Read More
Who Are These People? Teresa Wade: Founder & Executive Director of Experience Green
TERESA WADE | Founder & Executive Director of Experience Green Hometown: Currently resides on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, by way of Nashville, Tennessee, and ...... Read More
Cutting Edge: Innovative Products for the Course
New Cab System Curtis Industries has rolled out the latest cab system for the Club Car Carryall 300, 500, 550 and 700 models. Constructed of ...... Read More
Talking Herbicides (Part 2)
Editor's note: In October and November, Superintendent magazine features a two-part Q&A series on herbicide technology. In each segment, representatives from the industry's vast number ...... Read More
Ohio Turf Foundation Tests Theme Park's Waters
By Lawrence Aylward/Editorial Director People were stunned when they heard the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF) was moving its annual conference and trade show to a ...... Read More
Righting the Ryder Cup
I believe the best summation of what sports offers us was presented by ABC's long-running "Wide World of Sports" program, where host Jim McKay's voice welcomed ...... Read More
Soaked Up
Good drainage can lead to good business, not to mention healthy turf.  Mark Luckhardt was at the famed Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles recenty ...... Read More
The Turf and the Bees
Superintendents add beekeeping  to their golf  course duties Honeybees surround Erwin McKone, buzzing his head and pelting his protective veil. They crawl on his protective ...... Read More
Control Center: Good 'Housekeeping'
Clubhouse landscaping should start with a solid plan and an end goal in mind.  For many golfers and members, the clubhouse is the first thing ...... Read More
Talking turf issues. Discuss all facets of golf course maintenance here.
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Your take on golf and everything else sports related
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Sports Field Management Magazine - Smart as a... Phone - How sports field managers are using technology to become more astute at their jobs
Smart as a... Phone
Your most important field management tool might not be parked in your maintenance garage; it might be in your shirt pocket. Mowers, aerators, sprayers they're all important, but think a... Read More
Consider the Source
I couldn't believe what I was reading: "Little League Baseball announced today that the Little League World Series will leave Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 2015 for a proposed $400 million ... Read More
Imagine a World Without Sports Field Managers
You only need three things for this game - a ball, some players and a field. And somebody has to set the field, even if it's just four orange cones marking the corners. Somebody has got to... Read More
New Product Lineup
New Tool to Fight Weeds in CaliforniaTribute Total has been approved for use in California, according to Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP. A postemergent h... Read More
Weston Appelfeller
What path led you to a career in sports field management? I loved playing sports, but knew that I wasn't good enough to play professionally. I also enjoyed being outside and mowing lawns... Read More
Bleachers, Scoreboards & Lighting
AAE - Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co.The 7.5-foot-long scorer's table with movable attached bench with backrest is fabricated from aluminum. The self-contained unit seats up to five ... Read More
Double Play
Villanova Stadium in Philadelphia plays host to a variety of events. When referring to multitasking, the saying used to be "walking and chewing gum at the same time." These days, wal... Read More
The Ins and Outs of Topdressing
A golden rule of topdressing is to match the material with the underlying soil. The material used for topdressing turf is usually sand, sandy topsoil, compost or a combination of the... Read More
Fuel for Thought
R&R Products' Jim Coker shows off a propane-powered mower. Coker's left hand is positioned on the propane tank. Quality of cut. Those three words are fundamental to sports field ... Read More

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American Nurseryman Magazine - Why Bulbs? - Often overlooked in landscape plans and on retail shelves, bulbs offer  benefits unparalleled by other plants. Why bulbs? The question should be: Why not?
Why Bulbs?
Imagine spring without tulips. Or daffodils. Or beautiful blue carpets of Siberian squill. Oh, there'd be a bit of blooming color; some forsythia, perhaps, or a few early-blooming magnoli... Read More
What's trending in 2015
This year is so over. Almost. Nearly? Anyway, it's time to take a look ahead to see what 2015 might have in store. With the help of the annual report from the Garden Media Group, we get a hi... Read More
Ornithogalum umbellatum
If it weren't for the math, I might have studied astronomy. Ever since I can remember, I've been fascinated by stars. The contellations, the Milky Way, a single twinkling light in the ... Read More
Bits and pieces from 20 years past
From the November 1, 1994, issue: To Bee or Not To Bee Growers whose crops bear ornamentally significant fruit still have reason to be concerned about the shortage of domestic b... Read More
EAB spreads its wings
Photo courtesy of David Cappaert, Michigan State University; As if laying waste to millions of ash trees weren't enough, it appears that emerald ash borer has decided to mov... Read More
Product Picks
Plant info appBall Horticultural Company has released its gro getter? app, providing access to thousands of plant details including photos, plant info and culture sheets from Ball's ... Read More
What's Growing On
Emerald Coast Growers expandsEmerald Coast Growers has added more than 25,000 square feet of greenhouse space to its Milton, Florida, facility. The new house, a gutter-connected Atla... Read More
How Destructive is Stink Bug?
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is expanding its territory rapidly, and this invasive species has developed a palate for many species of plants. The pest has spread into more ... Read More
Growing the Urban Landscape Market
The pond project at the North Carolina Museum of Art, two year after installation. Green infrastructure offers the nursery industry a new market for plants and horticultural services... Read More
Winter Events Preview
Gimme a ticket for an airplane; ain't got time to take a fast train. Certainly not in mid-January, when there are a number of events scheduled for the same days. Like every other "... Read More

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