This is from Jim at TURF. Yes it's free and the advertising is one reason. The other reason is that we want to make sure (for our advertisers' sake) that all readers are qualified professionals. That's why you get free by filling in the card in the magazine ... or at turfmagazine.com
AND -- thanks to Chuck, you can also click on the home page of lawnsite to get to our site. By the way, threads from lawnsite are being used now in TURF as a column (no names mentioned). But you might recognize your own comments. Thanks again, Chuck.