How To: Plant Blooming Bulbs for Spring 

Whether you're planting in a residential or commercial setting, there are a few things to keep in mind and a few tricks you may want to try....

U.S. PESTICIDE DEMAND TO TOP $8 BILLION IN '08 

After several years of fairly substantial market value declines, U.S. demand for pesticide active ingredients is projected to rebound, growing 1.3 percent...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Non-Selective Chemicals 

While selective herbicides seem to offer the ultimate in pest control the ability to eliminate weeds without harming desirable turf and ornamentals - you sometimes need the opposite: a product that completely eliminates vegetation for renovations, vegetation management or simple spot spraying....

SHORT CUTS 

HOUSING STARTS DECLINE IN JUNE Housing starts in June decreased from the high levels posted earlier this year, according to figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department....

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS 

Since the agricultural biotechnology industry in the United States held its first field trials, federal and state governments and private corporations have spent billions of dollars on research, commercial developments and regulation....

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout July on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. Are you charging clients...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

AERATOR ATTACHMENT The JRCO Hooker aerator offers zero-turn maneuverability. The unique tine rotors utilize the forward force of the mower to make holes up to 3 inches deep....

Grasses with Gusto 

Grass has always been a part of the landscape. As a groundcover, it provides excellent transition elements between areas of the garden. It also makes a great place to play ball, have a picnic or just walk through barefoot....

One for All 

David Garner of Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., has learned firsthand that there is no substitute for having the right equipment....

FOCUS ON: Trenchers 

When you are in the trenches with your equipment, you want a reliable machine that will stand up to all digging conditions. Whether you are working on installing underground wires, lawn sprinklers or service lines, the first step of the process is to dig a trench....

HOW TO: SELECT HEALTHY TREES AND SHRUBS 

Before installing a new landscape, be sure you are choosing healthy trees and shrubs. Whenever possible, select the nursery stock yourself your reputation and increased chances of a healthy landscape are the payoff....

FOCUS ON: Power Rakes & Verticutters 

Power rakes and verticutters are amongst your best choices when it comes to thatch control. The following product profiles provide some great power rake and verticutter options....

Remote Sensing 

As turfgrass managers, you are continually monitoring fertilization and irrigation programs to ensure optimal visual quality while minimizing losses to the environment and maximizing profit....

What Lies Beneath 

Aquatic plants play important roles in ponds and lakes by providing oxygen and habitat for fish and other aquatic organisms. In landscaped areas, aquatic plants, such as water lilies, lotus and ornamental sedges, are attractive and coloful additions to the water garden or pond....

Public Works Leaders to Meet in Atlanta on Sept. 12-15 

The most comprehensive assemblage of public works officials, educational workshops and exhibits in all of North America will take place at the American...

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Snow bucket The new Snow Buckets from FFC Attachments can move large volumes of snow or other loose materials efficiently and can quickly attach to all...

A GOOD EXCUSE 

The establishment season has officially begun for cool-season turfgrass regions. I generally have to reseed my one-acre home lawn every year....

Successful Sodding 

For a society that demands instant gratification, sod is to turfgrass what a DSL line is to your computer: finished visual images come real fast....

FINDING ANSWERS 

NINE LIVES? Q The resort property I maintain has a small pond that is rapidly filling with cattails. A few were nice, but it seems now that the cattails are taking over....

Supersize 

McDonalds, Jiffy Lube and RE/MAX. When you think of these three businesses, images of driving to the golden arches to get fast food, servicing your car with an oil change and buying or selling a house with a real estate agent may spring to mind....

SEEDLING BERMUDAGRASS TOLERATES SOME HERBICIDES 

With the introduction of improved seeded bermudagrass greens and fields comes the problem of controlling weeds during establishment. Traditionally, bermudagrass sod and sprigs have established rapidly, thereby reducing the need for post-emergent weed control....

THE NEXT BIG THING 

There are more than 9,000 known grass species that grow on the earth, and many that have yet to be discovered. There are more grass species on earth than any other species of plant....

THE GROUNDS CARE PROFILER 

As a grounds care professional, you are very conscious of how your day on the job is spent. You know what types of jobs your company works on, whether it is mowing, landscape design, turfgrass aeration or tree care....

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout June on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. Have you ever considered...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

UTILITY VEHICLE The Carryall 294 44 utility vehicle from Club Car uses the IntelliTrak system to deliver a fully automatic, on-demand 44. The vehicle...

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