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Turf Magazine - Winning in the Fourth Quarter - Yes, there is still time to make this a great year- here's how.
Winning in the Fourth Quarter
The fourth quarter of the year is crunch time, mop-up time. The final three months is when some of you can (and should) score big and finish with a financial statement that makes the 2014 ... Read More
Small-Town Success
Farm boys grow up working the land and tackling daily chores revolving around crops, livestock and the "home place." By the time they are 12 or so, they take on the responsibility of m... Read More
Weathering the Challenges
Arteka Companies provides landscape installation and maintenance services to the commercial sector and a limited amount of high-end properties and homeowners' associations. Many valu... 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
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
Win by Emulating a Great Sports Team
Hurray, football season is here. Major League Baseball's World Series is just weeks away. Professional basketball is cranking up, too. And, for us long-suffering Cleveland sports fans, the r... Read More
What's In It for Me?
Business owners want to know the answer to the question, "What's in it for me?" Sales and revenue creation are what the business is supposed to do, and when it's done right there's always so... Read More
What's New!
Spreading Salt The SaltDogg SHPE3000CH, Buyers Products' polymer, chaindrive, electric SaltDogg spreader with a doublewall, poly molded hopper, is ideal for sand and salt-sand mixtures.... Read More
Smarter Strategic Planning
Planning. It's essential in most businesses. And depending on the calendar or fiscal year in which you operate, it happens about the same time each year. For magazine publishing, we're alway... Read More
Supplier News
Patton Seed's Copeland Selected for Ag Hall of Fame Ben Copeland, president of the Patten Seed Company, was inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Classic Center... Read More
The New Fall Cleanup
A well-maintained property throughout the season helps prepare you for fall cleanup. When the morning air feels crisp and cool and your lawns start to regenerate, regular wind gusts ... Read More
Charging Their Services
Josh Flowers, owner of Eco-Lectric Landscape Maintenance, says his company has boosted its fuel savings by adding a prototype solar trailer that converts sunlight into energy. Specia... Read More
Customer Service = Employee Satisfaction
A service revolution is afoot in almost every industry. Starbucks changed the way people drink coffee; not just because of its product, but because of its baristas. Walmart changed retail by... Read More
TOCA Steps Up for "Turf IPM Guy"
The leadership of the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) and some of its members did a very kind thing recently. They accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to help fund rese... Read More
The Secret to Success?
Q. BeastMowed: After three and a half years of working 60 to 70 hours a week trying to grow and pinching every penny, I have discovered there is one key to success in the lawn care/landscaping busines... Read More
Keep Your Work Units on the Job
To remain an operable business, you need to maintain and repair equipment frequently. In order to do this, you must keep an inventory of the right amount of the right parts at the right ti... Read More
Rise of the Compact Diesel Engine
Compact diesel engines have made their way to the United States from England, Germany, Italy and Japan, just like skid-steers and commercial zeroturning radius mowers. Packed away in... 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: Humphrey's Outdoor Power Equipment Keep your mower in top shape... Read More
Brickman, ValleyCrest & Michael Symon
So Brickman and Valley Crest are now one big happy family with sales projected to approach (if not exceed) $2 billion annually. What does that mean for the rest of us? Should we be worried... Read More
GIE+EXPO 2014
It's almost that time, once again, for GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America, co-located in one central location. The 19-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area, within easy walking distance of the i... Read More
GIE+EXPO 2014 Exhibitors
Turf 's advertisers have a lot in store for you at this year's show! Take a look to see what will on display and ready for you to test-drive! ArcticBooth #9068 Sectional Sno-Push... Read More
GIE+EXPO 2014 Booth Invitations
Turf 's advertisers have a lot in store for you at this year's show! Take a look to see what will on display and ready for you to test-drive! Tom Rich, owner/president L.T. Rich Pro... Read More
Greening Up the Big Apple
Brian Tauscher's firm features knowledgeable horticulturists to assist his design team. Below, working with city planners, Artisan Gardens is doing its part to replenish NYC's urban tree c... Read More
Making the Switch
Russo Lawn & Landscape has started converting its 50-mower fleet to propane. Russo Lawn & Landscape in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, is a family-owned, commercial landscape company. Es... Read More
24 Hours on a Mower Seat
As far as records go, the one set August 20 by Eli Kean in southwest Ohio was more of the endurance rather than the spectacular nature. Kean, the 26-year-old marketing manager for Dixi... 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
Staying on Target
Tim Gaunce owns and operates NorthEast Lawn Care, based in Coventry, Rhode Island, and he's also an expert rifle marksman. This past July he made the 700-mile drive to Port Clinton, Oh... Read More
Solar Mowing a Hot Concept
Lyn DeWitt, owner of Solar Mowing in Bethesda, Maryland, had a problem. She would bring her daughter and dog into their home and shut all of the windows whenever she or her husband mow... Read More
Sweepers, Blowers, Vacuums and Accessories
Accessories JRCO, Inc.The Blower Buggy Carrier holds walk-behind blowers on the front of zero-turn mowers. They are secured to the adjustable carrier with three straps, allowing for... Read More
Thriving in Houston
John Taylor, the 2013 U.S. EPA WaterSense Partner of the Year,designs and installs systems that conserve as much as 50 less water than traditional systems. His seven-yearold firm now emplo... 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 to your plants is not. Deer damage, especially during the wint... Read More
Atop the Leader Board
Jerome "Jerry" Pate's victory in the U.S. Amateur in 1974 and his low-amateur finish at the 1975 U.S. Open signaled that he was ready to play golf with the Tour's big boys. And soon en... Read More
Peeking into Permaculture
North Americans' 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
It's Lawn Renovation Time
Making the best turfgrass match requires knowing the site and intended usage, then selecting the varieties and cultivars that perform well in those conditions. September is the ideal... Read More
There's Always a Better Way
Rod Pappas didn't initially begin his landscape career with a desire to own a business. He got into the industry because he wanted to work outdoors. Working for another commercial lands... Read More
Sticking to its Strengths
ILM received the ALCA 2013 Excellence in Landscaping Award for their maintenance of Towers property in Phoenix. "We stick to what we do best," says John Garigen, co-owner of Inte... Read More
Irrigation Innovator
For those in the irrigation industry, Warren Gorowitz is a household name. Over the last 20 years, he has worked for Ewing Irrigation and has been involved in almost every aspect of the... Read More

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Recent Headlines from TurfDesignBuild.com

Turf Design Build Magazine - Think Big When Designing Small - Use these tips for creating major impact despite the size of the space.
Think Big When Designing Small
If you're following the leading real estate studies pointing to the ever-growing trend of smaller and smaller landscape preferences for homeowners, then it may be time to surrender t... Read More
Finish 2014 Strong
While I'm writing this, it's mid-August. The weather in Ohio has cooled, which is pretty unusual for August. And the kids started school. No more sleeping in or making warm weather v... Read More
The Brand Equity Equation
I bought my first home when I was in my mid-20s. It was a great starter home for my wife and two young children, with plenty of space and a nicely shaded, fenced-in backyard. After l... Read More
Business is Getting Better
Billable hours and inquiries for new work are up for landscape architects, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The association's second quarter survey sh... Read More
Julie Moir Messervy
Any landscaper who collaborates with a classical music celebrity to create a public garden based on a musical composition by Bach has to be pretty special, right? Meet Julie Moir Mes... Read More
IA Show Highlights
The annual Irrigation Show & Education Conference is just two months away. The event, which takes place Nov. 17-21 in Phoenix this year, bring together irrigation and water management educatio... Read More
Walk-behind Equipment
ToroForward and reversible plate compactors are designed with a unique base geometry, optimal eccentric placement, amplitude and VPMs that allow the unit to provide maximum compact... Read More
The Tree Snake Path
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, South Africa, winds its way through the tree tops. A long, slithering tree snake with it... Read More
Sensing Strength
Today, water-conservation issues are a hot topic in landscaping, and they will continue to be major issues for decades to come. In the long run, smart controllers, with the assistance... Read More
Landscapers Discuss Design, Architecture, Installation, Equipment, Plant Stock, Estimating, etc.
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Recent Headlines from TreeServicesMagazine.com

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
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Recent Headlines from SportsFieldManagementMagazine.com

Sports Field Management Magazine - Apply C-P-R - Get your synthetic field ready for winter by cleaning, protecting and repairing it
Apply C-P-R
Your lawn gets seeded. Your house gets insulated. Your furnace might even get a tune-up. So what are you doing for the athletic facilities in your care as the cold weather approaches? ... Read More
Taking the Time to Smell the Outfield Grass
Welcome to October, perhaps the greatest time of the year for sports' fans. You have it all this month - baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer. As the saying goes, it doesn't g... Read More
An Accident Waiting to Happen
Every summer we see the media pieces - baseball groundskeepers struggling to get the tarp on the infield during a torrential storm. This issue needs attention, and it should be addressed t... Read More
Hello, My Name Is...
What path led you to a career in sports field management? Growing up I always loved being outdoors and doing landscape work. I received a degree in turfgrass management and landscape horticu... Read More
Topdressers, Spreaders and Seeders
Topdressers BannermanThe Turf Topper BTD-20 spreads material uniformly from 0.25 to 3 inches deep. The drum breaks up any lumps in material and ensures an even 60-inch spread width.... Read More
Infield Groomers
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Lights, Camera. Turf
Will Schnell rolls the turfgrass in preparation for college football's BCS National Championship game last January. How did a farm kid from a tiny town in Missouri end up in charge o... Read More
Know Your Turfgrass
It's difficult to overstate the importance of turfgrass managers being able to correctly identify the grasses they maintain. From basic management recommendations to differences in pesticide tolerance... Read More

Recent Headlines from AmeriNursery.com

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
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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
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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
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