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Turf Magazine - Audacious Goals - Project EverGreen's Presence grows one project at a time.
Audacious Goals
Project EverGreen and the green industry are partners in the work of beautifying America and restoring and enhancing green spaces in our bustling, paved urban environments. "We want all ... Read More
Cooperating to Move Forward
Steve Ferguson (right), Seward's parks, recreation and cemetery director, with Pat Sanley, assistant recreation director, and Robert Core, assistant parks director. Small town USA is... Read More
The Path Less Travelled
Jack Pizzo doesn't want to be regarded as your typical "landscaper." Nor does he claim to be a visionary. But a growing number of clients are convinced he is pointing the industry in a better directio... Read More
Two Issues of Vital Concern
Two huge issues with serious ramifications for the green industry are generating calls for regulatory action. One is of national (oops, make that global) significance and the other is a regi... Read More
Act Now to Finish Strong
This year is more than half over and by now you should have a pretty good idea of how successful your company will be at year's end. Even so, there's still time to positively affect your res... Read More
Maximizing Your Sales Results from Internet Leads
Since the inception of online commerce more than 15 years ago, businesses continue to shift their media advertising budgets to online advertising. I can attest to this being the case with ... Read More
Unfinished Business
Our smartphones - we're connected to them like they are an additional appendage. We care for them by protecting them with fancy, durable covers and keep them clean and working efficiently by... Read More
Supplier News
California Implements Historic Water Restrictions California's State Water Resources Control Board has approved an emergency regulation to address the use of water under continuing extreme and except... Read More
Cold Lessons Learned
One year ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasted average temperatures and precipitation in January through March 2014 for most of the United States - and ab... Read More
What Comes First: Mow, Edge or Weed?
mgarn: This probably applies more to solo operations, but it's open to anyone. I have always mowed first and edged, and then weedwhacked. I'm just curious of the order that everyone does it? mowisme... Read More
Take Control
Consider these two options for providing what most of us now commonly describe as "smart" irrigation. Option Number One: Fetch a pen and paper and a graphing calculator. Next, you need... Read More
Featured Products
If you're looking to add to your equipment arsenal, take a look here. Winter is just around the corner, and while you may think August is too early to start thinking about snow, the white stuff is ... 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 urb... Read More
Six Steps to Anti-Icing Success
Anti-icing is a proactive, pre-emptive strategy to inhibit ice from bonding to pavement. It significantly reduces salt usage. If you've been considering whether or not to add anti-icin... Read More
Sound Business
Rick Bayo believes that keeping good employees is key for company growth. For Rick Bayo, running a successful landscape company is all about applying sound business principles that w... Read More
Winter Deer Damage
The deer population across the country is exploding. While the sight of a deer in your backyard is exciting, the damage they do your plants is not. Deer browse damage, especially during the ... 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
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
Peeking into Permaculture
North American's desire for more attractive properties, fueled by more disposable income and increased leisure, has driven our industry's growth post WWII. The industry responded and became expert in ... Read More
Working The Dream
The goal of Kyle Carlisle, owner and CEO/CFO of Carlisle Land Management in Sikeston, Missouri, is pretty simple. "The company that stands out; that brings a presence of professionalis... Read More
Solar Mowing a Hot Concept
Lyn DeWitt, owner of Solar Mowing in Bethesda, Maryland, had a problem. The Washington, D.C., area mother and dog owner would bring her daughter and dog inside and shut all the windows... Read More
Building a National Footprint
SunTerra Landscape Services has about 400 commercial properties that it services throughout the state of Texas. What started out as a small landscape maintenance and irrigation contr... Read More
Husqvarna's First 325 Years
Husqvarna shares its birth year with Johann Sebastian Bach. One of the world's greatest composers remains a powerful force in classical music because of the quality of his work, which consis... Read More
Landscaping Horror Stories
I had an employee call in once because his goat died. Another time we hired three college students and asked them to meet us at the job sites where we had 100 yards of mulch to spread. They ... Read More
Grub Damage Season Arrives
White grubs, like this Japanese beetle grub, are either white or gray in color, and are typically this "C" shape. Be on the lookout for signs of lawn damage caused by hungry white gr... Read More
Tradition of Excellence
Dan and his son, Aaron Gundry-Monji Fred Monji started Monji Landscape in 1953 with a pair of pruning shears and the goal of providing maintenance services to residents of the Centra... Read More
10 Tips to Slow the Burn
If you live in the West, you know that this year has been the driest on record. In addition, temperatures soared to early unseasonable highs, making the threat of fire a looming issue ... Read More
Club Car Powers Up the Carryall
Q: How do you view the market for light utility vehicles in the next several years? If you see growth, what's driving it? A: According to our projections, global sales of all light v... Read More
Advice From a Pro
"The true secret to success is people. It's all about the people. The ability to surround yourself with the right people is the key to success and a life fulfilled both professionally and personally."... Read More

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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss business related issues, taxes, marketing, employees, licenses, advertising, software, scheduling, billing, insurance, associations, magazines and more!
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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss all the issues surrounding keeping their employees and job sites safe. Equipment use, transportation, OSHA regulations, weather, apparel, etc.
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Nationwide used equipment ads. Members can sell and buy equipment from one another. No commercial/dealer posting allowed.
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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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Discuss lawn care and landscaping trucks and accessories, as well as both open trailers and enclosed trailers, and their accessories.
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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss the use of ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and UTV (Utility Task Vehicles) for their business.
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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss heavy equipment used by Green Industry professionals such as dump trucks, bull dozers, tractors and various other machinery
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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss tractors and the mechanics of equipment geared toward the Green Industry
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Lawn Care and Landscaping Business Owners discuss renting and or leasing of equipment such as trenchers, skid steers, dump trucks and more.
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Lawn & Landscape Maintenance - Mowing, Shrubs, Mulching, Etc.

Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Techniques, Ideas, Strategies, etc.
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Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Equipment such as Walk Behind Mowers, ZTR Mowers, Line Trimmers, Backpack Blowers, Attachments, etc.
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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss pesticides, herbicides, licensing, legislation, application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss fertilizers and plant nutrition: application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss organic garden management, fertilizing schedules, pricing, organic materials, techniques, weed control, disease, pest control, legislation, licensing, and more!
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Lawn Care & Landscape Business Owners Discuss Aeration, Dethatching, Seeding, Soil Amendments, etc...
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Florida Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss pesticides, herbicides, licensing, legislation, application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
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Lawn Care Business Owners and Professionals discussing business management topics that include: Best Practices, Adding/Offering Services, Business Tools, Logistics, Staffing, etc.
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Turf Design Build Magazine - The Art of Landscape Renovation - The backyard makeover movement is capitalizing on the trend to extend indoor spaces outdoors with sustainable elements.
The Art of Landscape Renovation
Remodeling is tops in homeowner trends this year, according to a 2014 Houzz survey, and we're not talking about just kitchens and baths. Landscape and patio projects rank No. 4 on the lis... Read More
Drip. Drop. Drought.
Water. It's the lifeblood of the landscape. Never does water feel more essential than in the middle of summer when temperatures are soaring and humidity is high. Ironically, never is ... Read More
Systematic Scheduling
Before delving into the scheduling process, I want to say that changes will only be successful if owners and senior managers are all committed to adhering to them. Once you agree to the ch... Read More
Drought: Drying Trend Continues While some June rainfall improved drought conditions in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, severe to extreme drought expanded across New Mexico and southern... Read More
Richard Woldorsky
Richard Woldorsky's background is a unique blend of landscape architecture and urban planning. He's currently one of nine landscape designers who has remained on the board of directors at... Read More
A Model Partnership
The Irrigation Association has backed an effort to get states and cities to proclaim July as Smart Irrigation Month. This year, 13 states and municipalities have issued proclamations, and ... Read More
Pavers, Rocks & Blocks
Rosetta HardscapesThe Old Mission Collection offers a timeworn, natural stone look and is suitable for vehicular applications. It can be installed as permeable or nonpermeable based ... Read More
Balance Restored
When a 1932 brick residence on 1.8 acres is plagued by many landscape challenges, the work to transform it can be quite an effort. For Allan Broadbent (pictured right), lead designe... Read More
The Deal on Drainage
A drainage grate. Landscape contractors often underestimate the critical importance of drainage when installing new features in landscapes. Nightmare scenarios can flood into any n... 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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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 - Property Prep - Small-scale land clearing requires big attention to detail
Property Prep
There's no question that land clearing is a down-and-dirty segment of the tree industry, with plenty of muscle and brute force needed to get the job done. However, there's also plenty of ... Read More
What's New
Trimmer Trucks for ProsThe redesigned Terex XT Pro Series Tree Trimmer trucks are designed to meet the needs of tree care professionals. These new over-center aerial devices have the s... Read More
Another Successful Show!
Jarraff's All-Terrain Tree Trimmer strikes a patriotic pose. It's been a couple weeks since the annual ISA Conference concluded, and by all accounts the annual event was hugely successf... Read More
Smart Spraying
Is it a malady or simple expression of fall color? Explaining the difference is part of smart spraying. Over the past four decades, the pendulum seems to have swung between wanting t... Read More
Why a Hitch is Knot a Splice or a Stitch and Vice Versa
The use of the running bowline with a half hitch to secure a piece in a rigging system. Note that a large spliced eye could take the place of the running bowline assuming the spar is being... Read More
Fertilizers & Application Equipment
ArborjetNutriRoot is a two-part formula made up of a nutrient pack and water manager that can be used at planting or as maintenance to mature trees, shrubs, landscape plants and turf... 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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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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Talking turf issues. Discuss all facets of golf course maintenance here.
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Sports Field Management Magazine - Fall Field Prep - Late-season maintenance strategies for stronger fields
Fall Field Prep
"Obviously, football and soccer fields are being used more in the fall, so we're a little bit more maintenance-intensive on those, just to keep them up through the fall," says Stine. "... Read More
Safe Fields For All
As field managers, your expertise is responsible for allowing athletes the opportunity to run, dive and play on safe fields. For many small-town baseball leagues, inner-city sports parks and... Read More
New Products Lineup
Fungicide and Animal RepellantEngage Agro USA recently introduced Defiant (75 percent WDG Thiram turf fungicide and animal repellent) to the USA. Defiant is a unique water-dispersibl... Read More
Retweets! Follow SportsField Management on Twitter @SFM_Magazine. MASA @MASASPORTS "It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs. Holy... Read More
Monitoring Moisture
The Toro CompanyAdvancements in technology have led to the development of soil sensors that go beyond measuring moisture. Toro's Turf Guard wireless soil monitoring system, for example... Read More
Field Marking Gear
BannermanThe Infield Chalker marks lines 1 to 4 inches wide. It has pneumatic tires, on/off flow control and moving mechanical bottom that keeps chalk moving down and out. http://www... Read More
Greg Walker, technical training manager for Jacobsen, completes a routine inspection of a diesel engine to look for loose or missing hardware, wiring issues and leaks. At one point in... Read More
The Drain Game
Fraize mowing removes organic matter and leaf tissue, but leaves the crown intact. The quality and longevity of an athletic field is directly related to physical soil characteristics... Read More
Handling Problem Employees
One of the downsides of running a business is that eventually you'll have to terminate an employee. In almost every state, employers may terminate workers "at will" for any reason that... Read More
Hello, My Name Is...
What path led you to a career in sports field management? I was a secondary school teacher, coach and athletic director. I ran a summer recreation program in my hometown of Drain, Oregon.... Read More
New Knowledge
We sports field managers take research for granted. Every day there are hundreds of dedicated professionals and scientists working to find better ways for us to manage turfgrass and improve ... Read More

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American Nurseryman Magazine - Grasses for Wet Sites - Finding plants that tolerate the occasional soaking-or a short period of standing water-can be tricky. But there are several ornamental grass varieties that are up to the challenge.
Grasses for Wet Sites
Extreme weather events appear to be the new normal, with many storms producing heavy downpours that can cause erosion or leave standing water in low areas. Although drought has been the f... Read More
Is it that time already?
September is here; school's back in session; fall's on its way. And it's time once again to think about American Nurseryman's annual New Plant Introductions issue. As we've done e... Read More
Fothergilla gardenia 'Harold Epstein'
(Ten years ago, an introduction by The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University graced the Field Notes page. We're reprinting it in this issue in the hopes of encouraging more such consi... Read More
70 Years of Pricing Debates
September 1944. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is president. World War II continues throughout Europe; the Allies have completed the liberation of France. The U.S. economy is driven by the ... Read More
Autumn of Action?
With Congress stalemated on immigration legislation and little reason to expect a good legislative window before 2017, all eyes are on the President. He and his spokespeople have said that h... Read More
Oriental bittersweet's bittersweet fate
The vivid fruit of Celastrus orbiculatus (Oriental bittersweet) made this invader a popular choice for floral arrangements. Oriental bittersweet has the dubious distinction of being ... Read More
Product Picks
Brass hose swivelThe new brass hose swivel from Dramm is a live swivel, meaning it swivels while under pressure, allowing for unencumbered movement between the hose and the watering ... Read More
What's Growing On
Walters Gardens honored by Perennial Plant AssociationWalters Gardens has received the Perennial Plant Association's 2014 Grower Award, presented to one PPA member each year "in reco... Read More
A Living Legacy
A ceremonial tagging of a Living Legacy Project tree took place at Gettysburg National Military Park on November 19, 2013, the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg A... Read More
From Here to There
Your customers expect the best-and you produce the best. But sometimes getting your exquisite plants from the field to the garden is tricky. Shipping throughout the region or across the c... Read More
Reporting for Heavy Duty
When we talk about heavy -duty equipment, we're not talking about monster trucks and Sherman tanks. What we're really concerned with is the everyday piece of machinery or attachment that's bigg... Read More

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