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Turf Magazine - Small Machines with Big Paybacks - Mechanizing with compacts slashes labor costs
Small Machines with Big Paybacks
Every machine is designed to work harder or smarter than a manual laborer, or to make a worker more productive than he would be on his own. That has been true from the beginning. The flint... Read More
Building a Culture of Growth
Bill Dysert loves design/build, which is evident in this stunning outdoor living area his firm designed and installed. Rule number one in the business culture of Exscape Designs, Che... Read More
Keeping It Green
The two most popular phrases in America are "all you can eat" and "it's free." It's unlikely that any of you reading this are in the buffet business, so let's talk about the most valuable "i... Read More
Service Above All Else
We are a service industry. Landscape contractors provide a variety of grounds improvement and maintenance services for residential, commercial, governmental and industrial clients. Many con... Read More
Supplier News
Project EverGreen and Partners to Restore Liberty National 9/11 Memorial Grove Project EverGreen coordinated a project that saw more than $35,000 invested to revitalize the 9/11 Memorial Grove on Li... Read More
What's New!
Move Heavy Loads with EaseThe OxCart utility cart is designed to move heavy loads with a riding mower, and features a power-assist lift to reduce dumping effort by up to 90 percent. It... Read More
You'll Never Get There Without the Effort
Being the owner/operator of a growing, thriving business takes guts, persistence and determination. It's not a hobby; it's your career, and it's what provides for you and your family. That's... Read More
The Systems Approach to Marketing
All companies have a brand, or the way that clients and potential customers view them in their respective markets. A positive brand allows a local lawn care company to grow through word-of-mouth and t... Read More
5 Things To Do When Times Get Tough
As I write this I am coming off quite possibly the worst week I have ever had as a business owner. There are only two other times I can remember that even came close to this. The first was a... Read More
Tell the True Story About Lawns
In recent years, homeowners have shown increased interest in alternative lawn options, such as hardscaping and xeriscaping. The reasons behind this trend are varied. Some property owne... Read More
"Dirty Jobs" Guy Says U.S.A. Needs Dirty Hands
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation seeks to re-educate youth to the virtues of learning new skills and working hard to achieve success. Ask landscape maintenance company owners what is thei... Read More
Competing in the Land of the Giants
One of the biggest lessons that Pleasant View Owner Peter Schultz has learned is to say "no" to services his company doesn't specialize in. However, as shown here, the company still has a ... Read More
Succeeding with Diversification
Steve and Lori Weaver focus their Clean Energy Maintenance on educating their clients on conservation, natural products and environmental impact. Have you ever thought about diversif... Read More
Aerating is an important part of lawn care to maintain beautiful turf for your clients. Aerating can help alleviate soil compaction, which prevents the proper circulation of air, water and nutrients i... Read More
Tawny Crazy Ant a Growing Concern
Mature Nylanderia fulva tending their young. In Texas, there's a new sheriff in town. He's not very big but he's plenty tough. The tawny crazy ant (TCA), aka, Rasberry crazy ants, ... Read More
Communication that Builds Winning Teams
What were your last 10 or 15 employee conversations like? Chances are they included phrases like, "I need you to finish that project by the end of the day," or "How much longer do you think ... Read More
Breaking Down the Barriers
Some habits in the workplace are hard to break, whether it's a giant white board where managers track completed assignments, handwritten timesheets from multiple jobs that must be turned in ... Read More
5 Tough Cool-Season Turf Diseases
Many old medical adages like "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" and "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" are just as relevant to your tall fescue landscape as they are to yo... Read More
Intermountain West Powerhouse
Senske Services headquarters in Kennewick, Washington. For a company that's built on the premise of eliminating weeds and pests, Senske Services cares a lot about growing things. Aft... Read More
The Pros & Cons of Commercial Accounts
Commercial landscape maintenance is a very large segment of our industry. I know from attending industry trade shows and browsing the message boards at that there are qui... Read More

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Turf Design Build Magazine - Top 5 Commercial Landscape Trends - Commercial landscaping may experience a resurgence this year. Here's where property managers will be spending their landscape dollars.
Top 5 Commercial Landscape Trends
Forecasters are predicting vacancies will drop and rents will rise in office buildings, shopping centers, factories and warehouses, according to Deloitte & Touche's 2014 outlook. And a... Read More
Client Service
Think about it: Customers want to meet with you before work, after work or on the weekends, when you were hoping to reduce overtime hours, process invoices or return phone calls after ... Read More
Building a Cohesive Leadership Team
A cohesive leadership team is comprised of the top-level managers, as well as employees who would be considered strategic in nature. It's important to include all functional areas of the organization ... Read More
Green Roofs Up 10%
Green roofs saw a 10 percent boost in 2013, maintaining the double-digit growth rates the industry has experienced over the past decade, according to Green Roofs for Healthy Cities' (GRHC) 10th Annu... Read More
Rochelle Greayer, Greayer Design Associates
For the past decade, Rochelle Greayer has been building her Boston-based landscape design firm, Greayer Design Associates, specializing in residential, commercial and hospitality-related g... Read More
Water Up
The Ledge Restaurant rooftop farm in Dorchester, Massachusetts, uses water-efficient irrigation technologies Not surprisingly, the surge in green roof installations has increased... Read More
Great Outdoors
VOLTVOLT halogen and LED lowvoltage outdoor lighting fixtures are heavy weight solid cast brass. Products include LED landscape lighting, low-voltage transformers, low-voltage cable... Read More
The Roots of the American Garden
Images from the "Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & The Women Who Designed Them" exhibit. Between 1900 and 1930, a sophisticated and thriving garden culture evolved in the U.S.... Read More
Attach & Go
Attachments can boost efficiency on the job by turning one piece of equipment into a multi-use machine. The benefit of compact equipment is that attachments can be purchased and used... Read More
Landscapers Discuss Design, Architecture, Installation, Equipment, Plant Stock, Estimating, etc.
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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss all aspects of irrigation, pricing, bidding, installation, maintenance, manufacturers, books, and various systems.
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Landscape Lighting Designers and Contractors Discuss a Full Spectrum of Issues Involving Outdoor Lighting.
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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 - The Height of Technology - Raising the bar on aerial lifts and cranes with new features
The Height of Technology
"As we design our equipment, we try to make it as simple as we can, with commonality of control layout- keeping as much commonality across the products as we can so it's easier for an oper... Read More
Editor's Notes
Beantown Beats ALB Great news in the nationwide war on Asian longhorned beetle: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) have declar... Read More
International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference and Trade Show Preview
Don't miss this year's exhibits! Learn about the latest trends and technologies in the tree care industry. The ISA Trade Show features over 100 exhibitors who will display and demonstrate ... Read More
Climbing Forces
An example of a dynamic system in which the climber's weight is shared by two parts of line. Many a climber will spend extra time on the ground checking out their chosen tie-in point ... Read More
Workplace Safety and Utility Tree Care
Employers who promote workplace safety know that communication between climbers and ground workers is paramount for a safe and successful day. Good communication is an integral part of wor... Read More
Fighting Fungus
The history of the site is telling; imagine inspecting this tree 10 years in the future and not knowing that the roots were cut early on in the tree's life. Fighting Fungus ... a dau... Read More
Disease and Pest Control Supplies
ArborjetTREE-äge insecticide is labeled for broad-spectrum insect control including bark beetles, caterpillars, coneworm and more. It has proven in independent studies to have high ... Read More
Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Aspects of Tree Climbing, Pruning, and Felling.
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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.
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Tree Service Professionals discuss their sawmilling experiences.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Fire Wood Aspect of The Tree Service Business.
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Announcements, Press Releases, New Products for Tree Services
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Superintendent Magazine - About Face - Marriott Golf's Indian Bend Course gets an extreme - and sustainable - makeover
About Face
Wild at Heart: Aaron Thomas, Camelback's director of golf grounds (left), and David Robinson, Marriott Golf's senior director of golf grounds, are astonished by Indian Bend's transformatio... Read More
Has This Buzzword Become Unsustainable?
When you hear the word "sustainability" what do you do? Do you roll your eyes? Do you mutter to yourself, "I hate that word." Do you say, "Ah, sustainability, that's highly significant." Or ... Read More
As Sawgrass Proved, the Bottom Line and Agronomics Don't Mix
It has been about a month since Martin Kaymer won the Players Championship. The most dramatic moment of the tournament came on Sunday when Kaymer, playing in the last group, rolled in an u... Read More
Not on Social Media Yet? You Must Still Have Outdoor Plumbing, Too
Back when indoor plumbing was first invented and becoming popular, I wonder if there were some outhouse holdouts who refused to use the newfangled sinks, toilets and showers. Maybe they cons... Read More
Dealing With Drought: One Course's Formula for Water Reduction
With California's persistent and extreme drought conditions, golf courses throughout the state are experiencing increased pressure to drastically reduce water use or face the possibility of ... Read More
May Your Nut Bucket Runneth Over
I was in my garage rummaging through an old coffee can full of nuts, bolts, screws, washers and assorted items when the memory hit me. I could only smile and chuckle as I thought of ... Read More
Bad Mix Caused Damage
The PGA Tour's Players Championship, often called the "fifth Major," got off to a controversial start this year on the Players Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, because of damage t... Read More
Look Who's Tweeting?
Steve Sarro @PCCturf Another reason why this is the best job. Click image to enla... Read More
The Cutting Edge
1. Roll Away Fairway ImperfectionsTru-Turf has started production of the FR 108 Fairway Rolling Heads ideal for use on golf courses. The heads are fitted with Tru-Turf's patented offset... Read More
Brady Nash, Suncor Energy Inc.
Brady Nash | Product Specialist, Research & Development, Suncor Energy Inc. Hometown: Milton, Ontario What should Superintendents know about your company?: We believe in doing more w... Read More
Get Cultural
Those in the business of managing golf course turfgrass practice cultural controls at some level. It can't be helped. Even those not intentionally setting out to control something cultu... Read More
They Will Only Get More Popular
WATER CHALLENGES: Water availability will have a major impact on future surfactant use. More golf course superintendents are using soil surfactants these days than people are watc... Read More
Choose Well
Ornamental grasses and shrubs can provide color in seasons other than spring. If you've ever overheard an interior designer discuss options with a client, phrases such as "It just doesn... Read More
Sustainable Wares
Sustainability came to light in the golf course maintenance industry several years ago because golf courses need a formal plan to be profitable businesses while being environmental stewards to prove... Read More
Get Wild
Formerly Turfgrass: Matt Taylor, the certified golf course superintendent at the 36-hole Royal Poinciana Golf Club, says this wetland was man-made and then adorned with natural areas. ... Read More
Talking turf issues. Discuss all facets of golf course maintenance here.
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Sports Field Management Magazine - Line of Attack - Strategies for painting perfect fields by Patrick White
Line of Attack
Using strings, even if the old lines are still visible, will ensure a quality striping job, says Dean Angelo, owner of Sport Lines. Everyone from van Gogh to your local house painter... Read More
If You Build It.
...They will come. And 25 years later, they will still come. This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most beloved baseball movies of all time, "Field of Dreams." To celebrate th... Read More
Retweets! Follow SportsField Management on Twitter @SFM_Magazine. Boyd Montgomery @montybr"If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping... Read More
New Products Lineup
This Overseeder is an OverachieverThe Classen Hydro Overseeder features a floating seed box that follows the contours of the terrain to precisely drop seed over 26 heat-treated blades th... Read More
Poa Annua: A Worthy Competitor
Poa seed can remain viable for several years, resulting in a persistent seed bank in athletic fields. This results in the appearance of small patches of light green annual bluegrass in ath... Read More
Arizon StructuresArizon Structures builds air-supported, frame-supported and tension (or tensile) fabric structures in permanent or temporary configurations. Arizon manufactures both t... Read More
Get on Track
Depending on the application and budget, there is an array of topcoat materials to choose from. Some are sprayed. The first running tracks were simple dirt - maybe cinder - loops. T... Read More
Artificial Turf & Infill Material
A-TurfThe A-Turf Titan synthetic surface features blended premium XP parallel-long slit film and monofilament polyethylene fibers in the same stitch. When installed with a resilient Sh... Read More
Hello, My Name Is...
What path led you to a career in sports field management? Growing up on a farm in a small town in Iowa exposed me to agriculture from a very young age. My dad helped me start my own lawn ca... Read More
There Aren't Enough Days in the Weekend
Why do sports field managers work so much? It's a question I have long pondered. During my 30-year career as a sports field manager for a professional sports team, I didn't score high on my ... Read More

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American Nurseryman Magazine - The Beauty of Waterwise Plants - Even the driest garden can come alive with color if the right plants are selected. Here, the Southwest's premier plantsman recommends some of his favorites for xeric conditions.
The Beauty of Waterwise Plants
Waterwise is another word for "xeric" when referring to plants that grow well with little water. Xeric plants are native to regions where the natural precipitation is low. Being xeric doesn't mean the... Read More
How to lose your customers
Look, I'm just as environmentally aware as the next person, and I appreciate the convenience of electronic communications. Killing fewer trees to make paper, not adding to the landfills, I g... Read More
Nyssa sylvatica
Sometimes, I believe that Nyssa sylvatica (pepperidge) follows me around the country. It covers a large portion of the Eastern US, from Maine to Florida, and west to Michigan and Texas. No tree can do... Read More
Hot Products
Outdoor speakers Outdoor speakers from Niles Audio deliver superior quality to liven any back yard. The RSPro Series, configured as landscape rocks, features a new NoFadeT Protectiv... Read More
Looking Back
From the January 1904 issue of The National Nurseryman, this publication's great uncle, we find bits and pieces of news and commentary, including the following: -The National Nurseryma... Read More
Pine beetle munches throughout the West
Photo courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University; Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) continues its disastrous feeding frenzy throughout the Rocky Mo... Read More
Getting to the Roots: Production Effects on Tree Root Growth and Morphology
Tree production systems were evaluated in a three-year study in New England. Demand for locally grown trees in the Northeast has increased over the past several years, as nursery produc... Read More
A "New" Old Disease
Onset of elm yellows is obvious in the leaf on the left, as compared to a normal, healthy leaf, right. Elm yellows, formerly known as "elm phloem necrosis," is a deadly disease of Am... Read More
110 Years and Counting
In 1904, Harley-Davidson was a year old, Salvador Dali was born and American Nurseryman emerged on the scene to deliver news of the industry to growers across the country. Actually, the trade journa... Read More

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