HOW TO: Winterize Your Irrigation System 

It's time to winterize your irrigation system. And it's not one of those tasks you want to put off, because before you know it, it'll be too late. Winterizing...

Last-Minute Tax Tips 

If you're inclined to let your accountant do all the worrying about your business and personal income taxes, you could be making a costly mistake. Your...

Synthetically coated sand makes debut 

Rootzone mixtures of putting greens constructed according to United States Golf Association (USGA) specification are composed of at least 60 percent medium-...

Cutting Yourself Short? 

Determining job cost is the first step to intelligent bidding and estimating. Mastering the skills of estimating is your best defense to help ensure that...

First Impressions 

You've probably walked away from a golf outing or social event with a bad taste in your mouth. We all have. It might not have had anything to do with...

THE PRICE IS RIGHT 

Perception backed by substance is a winning combination in marketing your business. Whether you call it or your marketing effort, your intent is to favorably...

FINDING ANSWERS 

TO THE ROOT Q Is rooting of dwarf-type tall fescues more shallow than other tall fescues? via the Internet A Tall fescue does well in warmer transitional...

RECYCLING CLIPPINGS FOR THE LONG HAUL 

We all know that recycling clippings returns nitrogen back to the soil and can lower your nitrogen fertilizer needs. But how much fertilizing can you...

SHORT CUTS 

CARB-ISSUED DRAFT COULD RESULT IN A BILLION DOLLARS OF ADDITIONAL COMPLIANCE COSTS On October 14, 2003, California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued its...

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS OFFER OPINIONS 

According to a 2003 survey of superintendents conducted by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), 59 percent contend Jack Nicklaus...

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE 

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which declined in September, increased in October. The Index now stands at 81.1, up from 77.0 in September....

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout October on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. In 2004, do you...

Winter Weeds 

It would be nice to think that after struggling with weeds all summer, the fall and winter would provide a well-deserved break from the concerns of weed...

Take That 

When considering the relationship between fertility and disease, nitrogen fertility typically comes to mind. For example, maintaining adequate nitrogen...

Tools of the Trade 

WHERE'S THE PARTY? Could it be that my invitation to the anniversary party has been lost in the mail? After all, it has been 25 years since the United...

Business Proposals 

The critical component to business growth is customer retention. Successful businesses must realize early that it's easier and cheaper to keep a customer...

Standing Out 

Looking for a way to provide an additional service to your clients and fatten your checkbook at the same time? One of the best value-added profit centers...

VALUE ADDED 

When my husband and I built our first house nearly four years ago, our landscaping consisted of nothing more than dirt. An empty pallet that I was excited...

DEER DAMAGE 

Q I can't keep up with the deer damage to flower beds. Any suggestions for control options? via the Internet A You can help keep deer under control by...

LANDSCAPING INCREASES ECONOMIC VALUE 

The perceived value of landscaping is largely based on anecdotal evidence that is supported by a few studies that have substantiated economic impact....

BLOOD DONORS CARRY WEST NILE VIRUS 

A new test has detected the West Nile Virus in more than 600 blood donors across the country this summer, preventing transfusions of the contaminated...

SHORT CUTS 

NYAFEC GAINS SOLID FOOTHOLD IN SHAPING NEW YORK PESTICIDE POLICIES In just nine months, the New York Alliance For Environmental Concerns (NYAFEC) already...

Gigantic equipment display greets 2003 APWA Congress attendees 

More than 6,400 public works professionals gathered in San Diego, Calif., to learn about state-of-the-art management techniques and see millions of dollars...

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION 

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released the number of building permits and housing...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout September on the Grounds Maintenance Web site www.grounds-mag.com. What percentage...

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