READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout May on the Grounds Maintenance Web site www.grounds-mag.com. What time of the year...

HOUSING STARTS 

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released the number of housing starts most recently for April....

CHEMICAL HOTLINE: Getting it right 

Billy Styles started his lawn and ornamental care company 12 years ago to correct some of the misunderstandings the public has about turfgrass management....

Innovations in Irrigation 

Irrigation systems and products continue to get better. The earliest gear-driven rotors proved to be a big step toward progress, but they were a far cry from the reliable, sophisticated models available to us today. Irrigation system enhancements such as pressure regulation and surge protection are also much further along than the industry could have imagined several years ago when those ideas were introduced....

Top Soil 

From a golfer's perspective, a properly constructed golf course green will provide a firm, uniform surface on which to putt. Getting to this point is...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Ornamental Products 

Ornamentals may not receive the regular chemical applications that you often provide for turf, but pesticides are a critical tool for managing pests that...

SHORT CUTS 

U.S. RETAIL GASOLINE PRICES CONTINUE TO DROP The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell last week for the fifth week in a row. Prices dropped...

FOCUS ON: Walk-Behind Intermediate Mowers 

Profitable turf management demands more productivity and cost containment. The latest technology incorporates power with new designs to help complete...

CUT-GRASS SMELL POLLUTING AIR 

Open the window this time of year and you're bound to notice the lovely smell of freshly cut grass. But is it so lovely? Not according to researchers...

Turning A Profit 

Show me the money! That now famous pronouncement from the Tom Cruise movie Jerry McGuire about a struggling sports agent sounds great on the big screen....

MODEL YEAR MOWER SALES 

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute reports that mower shipments for model year 2002 feel slightly, but forecasted sales indicate an increase for model...

Greening the Desert 

An upscale development just 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip is fast becoming one of the most unique resort destinations in the country. When it is fully...

CORRECTION 

March's Chemical Update series on Turfgrass Fungicides erraneously reported that BASF's Insignia has obtained EPA registration for use. This product is...

Zero-Turn Guide 

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The Rules of Management 

Planning is critical for business, yet most of us don't have a plan to guide us through the green industry business maze. You wouldn't travel cross-country...

Productivity 101 

The advent of the commercial riding lawn mower more than 30 years ago has lent itself to a platform for doing more than just mowing lawns. Manufacturer...

FINDING ANSWERS 

PESTICIDE POLICING Q Do you know where I can find information on pesticides that could damage ornamentals if misapplied? California A As you know, you...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

MOWER Constructed with a reinforced heavy-duty steel deck and stiff spindle assembly for long equipment life in rugged conditions, the Contour high-wheeled...

HOW TO: BACK LAP REELS 

Clean your reel: Before you can do anything else, the reel must be free of debris. You should clean the reel before you work on it, during and after you...

QUIT WATERING THE SIDEWALK 

Most Americans are planning to take real measures to conserve water this summer with a recognition especially in the West that we are facing serious drought...

zero-turn MOWER SPEC GUIDE 

BOB-CATCircle (508) on Reply Card freeproductinfo.net/gm Model Approx. price Engine Speed range (mph) Cutting width (inches) Cutting heights (inches)...

Quality Assurance 

Nearly all turf professionals deal with the task of maintaining high-quality turf. But as a golf course superintendent, the standards for a quality cut...

Zero-Turn Guide 

Click here to download this year's Zero-Turn Guide. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)...

TIME TO MOW 

Yesterday after work, I was enjoying a respite from my professional life as I puttered along on my riding mower cutting my acre lot that was long overdue...

READER POLL 

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

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