When Lightning Strikes 

With the advent of solid-state control products and electrically actuated solenoids, the need for improved surge protection has begun to increase....

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Ornamental Products 

While ornamentals may not receive the regular chemical applications that you often provide for turf, pesticides are still a critical tool for managing pests that attack trees, shrubs and herbaceous ornamentals....

THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS 

The cost of doing business ain't what it used to be. Gasoline prices recently broke the $2 barrier in most of the country....

SHORT CUTS 

RED IMPORTED FIRE ANT NEMESIS GAINS FOOTHOLD IN FLORIDA According to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and scientists who are working to control the red imported fire ant, the permanent establishment of a new species of phorid fly is bad news for the aggressive ant that has spread across the southern United States....

Irrigating Difficult Spaces 

Of the challenges faced in irrigation design, trees, stair-step landscape design, slopes, pots and planters tend to be the most difficult. Here is some advice for dealing with them....

ROUNDS PLAYED INCREASE IN FIRST QUARTER 

According to data from golf facilities from around the country, rounds were up 5.3 percent nationwide for the first quarter 2004. ...

How To: Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs 

The timing of pruning can affect how and how much a plant blooms. Find tips on pruning all types of spring-flowering shrubs here....

DROUGHT FORECAST 

Across the country, recent rainfall has brought relief to some of the driest areas. However, the drought is forecasted to persist in the West and other areas could develop droughts throughout the summer....

MOWER SALES SHOW IMPROVEMENTS 

Improvements in the national economy and consumer sentiment are having a positive impact on shipments of most consumer and commercial turf products. Riding...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout April on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. How specific are...

How Gas Price Affects Equipment Design 

The reality of paying $3.00 for a gallon of gas is upon us, and it's clear that the continued escalation of fuel prices has had an effect on the new equipment many manufacturers have recently introduced....

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

BACKHOE LOADER The WB140PS-2N backhoe loader from Komatsu includes features such as increased hydraulic speed, more advanced components and Tier 2 component...

Overcoming Obstacles 

Ron Stanley doesn't let anything get in the way of his job. Day in and day out, he faces obstacles 20,000 of them, to be exact. But he doesn't let them get him down. Not when he has a fleet of zero-turn mowers to help him sidestep them at every turn....

Hitting the Slopes 

Tending turf on steep embankments has been a thorn in the side of many a mowing crew. Addressing erosion issues, fertilizing even seeding, with hydro...

COMFORT zone 

SO WHAT'S THAT HAVE TO DO WITH CUTTING GRASS? More than you might think. Ergonomics is a major consideration in the design and engineering of today's mowers and grounds care equipment....

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Plant Growth Regulators 

While you may think of plant growth regulators, or PGRs, simply as tools to reduce plant growth, this is just one of their attributes. In reality, PGRs...

FOCUS ON: Riding Rotary Mowers 

Riding rotary mowers are designed to aid in time management and profitability by cutting down the time it takes to mow a large area. If you can do more...

HOW TO: PROTECT AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS 

West Nile Virus, a mosquito-transmitted disease, has been diagnosed in nearly every state in the nation. For most of us, mosquitoes have been transformed...

To the Rescue 

Spring is now upon us and many gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying the warming conditions and sun-filled days that spring ushers in. The old adage "April showers bring May flowers" still holds true, but for many, April showers and May flowers also signal the onset of a busy season battling the Red Imported Fire Ant....

Spoon Feeding 

One of the most challenging aspects of golf course management is putting green culture. Successfully maintaining turfgrasses at or 5/32 inch mowing height is highly dependent on your commitment to sound agronomic practices....

Staying Sharp 

Reel maintenance has finally evolved to the high tech arena. Aside from using micro chips to monitor engines, drive lines and hydraulic systems, reel...

PUBLIC PERCEPTION 

The phone is ringing. It's Canada with our wake-up call. We can either sit up and answer it, or we can roll over and go back to sleep. We can either join...

FINDING ANSWERS 

GETTING CRABBY Q I have several clients with crabapple trees that look beautiful in the spring, but have sparse and spotty foliage by mid summer. I have...

GREENNESS REDUCES CRIME 

Green spaces are known to reduce stress several studies have reported such findings. Now we can also thank green spaces for reducing crime. Researchers...

SHORT CUTS 

Healthcare Assistance For Seasonal Workers. Project Evergreen Becomes New Name For Evergreen Foundation. PGMS Calls For Green Star Awards Submissions. National Turfgrass Research Initiative Has New Web Site. Mower Sales Show Improvements....

Buyers' Guide

Buyers' Guide Find products and services in your area.

Search Now!

Interactive Products

Equipment Blue Book

Used Equipment Valuation Guide

Riding mowers, lawn tractors, snow throwers, golf carts

Careers

Grounds Maintenance Jobs

search our jobs database, upload your resume