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Turf Magazine - Getting Smarter - Successful irrigation beyond "smart" technology
Getting Smarter
Your iPad can help you quickly find a recipe for just about anything, but it can't cook the meal for you. Your smartphone can help you keep track of your important meetings, but it's stil... Read More
A Half-Century Perspective
From push-mowing lawns to building retaining walls to installing green roofs, Matt Stano has learned the landscaping business from the ground up over the last 50 years. With demographi... 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
One Classy Operation
Mariani Landscape lies 13.13 miles north by northwest from Chicago's Union Station. Given the scurrying ant-like activity at the massive, noisy train station where I arrived, and the primly ... Read More
The Power of a Group of Advisors
Many business owners and managers belong to industry-related peer groups or advisory boards. They find a group of their peers sharing their knowledge and experience to be very beneficial to ... Read More
What's New!
Deal with Debris The 8-bushel BOSS-Vac Collection Systems from BOB-CAT was created for its FastCat mowers, and are available in either a Dump From Seat or a two-bag model. The front c... Read More
Who Wins With the Lowest Price ... Really?
It's that time of year again: summer. Despite the late start to the season in the the Midwest and Northeast, in particular, as well as the drought in regions of the West, landscape businesse... Read More
Deck the Halls
Do you desire uniqueness? Many steel structures can now be outlined using lights with a magnetic base. In recent years, holiday lighting and decorating has become an attractive suppleme... Read More
Bioswales and Rain Gardens the Right Way
A properly designed, installed and maintained rain garden can be as beautiful as it is functional. Some landscape features just need to look nice and others need to perform. Rain gar... Read More
Today's Customer Is Different
There's no doubt the landscaping business has changed in recent years. In 1986, when U.S. Lawns was founded, the commercial market was less crowded, less competitive and something of a... 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
So a Customer is Upset, What to do Next?
I have upset customers at times; we all do. There are lots of reasons that customers get upset (more than I can list here), but here are a few extreme and, hopefully, rare ones: The cli... Read More
Recruit the Best (& Skip the Rest)
The two biggest staffing/HR problems business owners and managers face are recruiting new employees and reducing employee turnover. These issues both are linked. The only way to reduce the... Read More
Top 10 Mower Maintenance Musts
Keeping your mower well maintained will reduce expensive repairs and downtime as well as improve its longevity. Photo courtesy of Humphrey's Outdoor Power Equipment. Keep your mower in ... Read More
The Giant Keeps Growing
Giant Landscaping co-owners Tim Boyle, left, and Jeff Lavigne. Giant Landscaping, just over a decade old, has managed, in the last five years during a tough economic climate, to live... Read More
Working at a Sacred Site
Andy Sinque, Lebanon Products area sales manager, spent the morning hauling and spreading mulch around the base of trees at the site. The Statue of Liberty towers 305 feet 6 inches tall... Read More
It's the Massey Way
All team members wear similar uniforms but with different color schemes for different market segments. How do you build a successful business that generates more than $160 million in... Read More
Butterflies, Bees and Birds! Oh My!
A bird's-eye view of Shoemaker Green taken from Franklin Field. This SITES Certified Project is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Patrons linger at the outdoor seating section of an urban... Read More
Do What You Do Best
Todd Dechant, left, Oxcart inventor, and Brad Johnson of Lawn America partnered for this past April's Day of Service project at Johnson's alma mater. Brad Johnson learned the key to bus... Read More
Thoughts on Road Debris Liability
We all have a basic understanding of how driver liability works. If you cause an accident by violating traffic laws, it's your responsibility. Run a red light, and you could be on the hook f... Read More
Summer Grassy & Broadleaf Weed Control
Summer weed control can be a challenge, not because of the volume of weeds, but because of the diversity of species present in the turf. They may include perennial broadleaf weeds that escaped or reco... Read More
Sensors Make Sense
Smart irrigation is providing water only when plants need water. Supplemental irrigation is almost always required if your goal is to provide your clients with great lawns. Although ... 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
Developing Turfgrasses for Tomorrow
Dr. Brian Schwartz is a man ahead of his time - as most plant breeders are. The results of the projects he is working on today with his staff at UGA-Tifton won't be seen until at least ... Read More

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Turf Design Build Magazine - Water Smart, Market Smart - Get the edge on smart irrigation marketing by learning from these companies' innovative, award-winning campaigns.
Water Smart, Market Smart
Nearly 75 percent of irrigation professionals promote smart irrigation. This according to HindSite Software's recently released Green Industry Equipment Report. Why is it so important for... Read More
Engage the Senses & Improve Clients' Well-Being
Dianthus barbatus draws a lot of attention in the Zimmerman Sensory Garden, both for its striking appearance and pleasant fragrance. When the senses are engaged in a positive way, th... Read More
Building a Cohesive Leadership Team - Part II
In part I last month, I discussed the composition of a cohesive leadership team, meeting types and frequency, accountability among team members, and systematic problem-solving. In part... Read More
Teresa Watkins
Between weekly airings of her award-winning Central Florida call-in radio show "In Your Backyard," giving down-to-earth advice in her "Gardening with Soul" blogs, teaching gigs for the Unive... Read More
Webinars on Water
The Irrigation Association's webinar series, "Smart Irrigation Month: Bringing Water to Life," brings together water-use experts to discuss current and future turf/landscape issues. ... Read More
Big Equipment for Big Jobs
LBXLink-Belt Spin Ace excavators include the 75 X3, 75 Mono Boom, 80 X3 and 80 Swing Boom with 54 net hp. The 135 provides 95 net hp; the 145 X3 offers 100 hp; and the 225 and 235 X... Read More
Water World
EasyPro Pond ProductsLip extensions have been designed for the company's Vianti Falls line. The 15-inch extension on these spillways extends the waterfall out away from the wall. Thi... Read More
A Funhouse of Views
A rooftop garden in the middle of such a large metropolitan area like New York City is a welcome, cooling haven. As one elevates above the city, this kind of space gives visitors a s... Read More
Hurricane Slowdown? One month into hurricane season, and so far it's working out as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center forethought: a near-normal or below... 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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Landscapers Discuss Patios, Walls, Drive Ways, Walk Ways and More!
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Landscape Lighting Designers and Contractors Discuss a Full Spectrum of Issues Involving Outdoor Lighting.
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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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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 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.
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Tree Service Professionals discuss their sawmilling experiences.
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Superintendent Magazine - Tending the Tundra - Allen Johnson, fields manager for the Green Bay Packers, doesn't revel in the cool factor of his job. What motivates him is the responsibility the job brings, not the pomp
Tending the Tundra
Allen Johnson munches on a cheese curd and contemplates the question: What's it like to manage what's arguably the most hallowed ground in all of sports - Lambeau Field, home of the G... Read More
Pinehurst Staff Is Poetry in Motion and Modesty
I know plenty of people who deflect criticism, never wanting to take responsibility for something they did wrong. Unfortunately, people who pass the blame are as plentiful as balls hit in th... Read More
The Science of Speeding Up Slow Play
Blame it on golf cars. Point fingers at yardages on irrigation heads and distance devices. Call out PGA, LPGA and Symetra tour players. Cite the ignorance of the average golfer. Indict the 1... Read More
It's On You to Find the Right Person for the Job
At first consideration, it seems like just another job on the morning crew to-do board. "Afternoon syringing of the greens." It's just another job, like mowing green surrounds or string trim... Read More
Controlling the Controllable
The famous cartoonist Walt Kelly created a poster to commemorate Earth Day in 1970, which featured his cartoon character Pogo standing in the garbage-laden Okefenokee Swamp with text that... Read More
The Filler Factor
Editor's note: In the next several editions of Superintendent magazine, Christopher S. Gray Sr., a professional product manager from LebanonTurf, will address fertilizer issues in this special colum... Read More
Look Who's Tweeting?
You can follow Superintendent magazine on Twitter @SuperintndtMag Jeff Johnson @MinikahadaTurf A young snapper found its way to the 10th fwy. #nature John Thackery @jfthackery ... Read More
The Cutting Edge
1. Diesel Debris BlowerBuffalo Turbine is offering a new diesel debris blower to the golf and turf industry. Powering the diesel unit is a Tier 4-compliant 26.5-hp Kohler three-cylinder ... Read More
Who Are These People?
Tim Brink | Director of Sales, GenNext | Hometown: Minnetonka, Minnesota What should Superintendents know about your company that they don't already know?: GenNext products are breakth... Read More
Pinehurst Prominent
Adam Scott blasts a shot from Pinehurst No. 2's native areas. No offense to Martin Kaymer and Michelle Wie, the respective winners of the men's and women's U.S. Opens on the No. 2 C... Read More
Bring It On
In preparation for the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, Golf Course Superintendent Roger Meier will have the unenviable task of coaxing along bentgrass greens ... Read More
Talking Insecticides: Part 1
Editor's note: In July and August, Superintendent magazine will feature a two-part Q&A series on insecticide technology. In each segment, representatives from the industry's vast number of c... Read More
Makes Sense (Cents)
Go Natural With Mulch: The need to keep the roots of ornamental plants moist involves equipment and labor. Some of these costs can be reduced through the use of natural wood chip mulches. ... Read More
Saving with Surfactants
Editor's note: Part two of a two-part series. Part one, "They Will Only Get More Popular," appeared in the June issue of Superintendent. Don Spier likes to talk about the Florida g... 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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