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...

FOCUS ON: Utility Vehicles 

Whether you're hauling equipment and materials or maneuvering through terrain where trucks and cars can't go, a utility vehicle is available to fit your...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE Exaktime, Inc. has introduced the Jobclock, a hardware and software package that allows remote job time and attendance tracking using...

Strength in Diversity 

Hispanics constitute the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, following a surge in population growth...

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...

product browser 

Boss The BOSS Snowplow is the first snowplow manufacturer to offer a custom-designed composite light optimized for snowplow use. The BOSS light package...

Focus On: Compact Excavators 

Mini excavators combine power and versatility in a compact piece of equipment. The small size of this piece of equipment allows for it to fit in tight...

How To: Steps to Build Dry-Land Stone Walls 

Sort through your stone pile and separate the largest stones. They will be used for the base course and as or stones. Excavate soil for the base. Remove...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

ROTARY HAMMER DeWALT's new D25303K and D25304K compact 1-inch SDS rotary hammers are designed to provide control for drilling and chipping in concrete,...

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