Environmental enhancer 

Are you sick and tired of charges that turf is detrimental to the environment and society in general? I am, but that sentiment is bound to change once...

Controlling insects in warm-season turfgrass 

At one time, turf managers used highly toxic materials such as nicotine and cyanide for controlling pests in southern turf. Today's turf managers can...

Research Update: High-tech soil analysis 

Horsetail control How do you get rid of horsetail?--New YorkHorsetails can be tenacious weeds (several species can be troublesome). Due to their perennial...

Golf course development 

To quote Alice Dye, president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, "Golf courses are among the best land uses for communities. They provide...

Greens groomers/conditioners 

Golf courses that don't groom their greens on a consistent basis might still look presentable--much like the person who occasionally doesn't brush his...

Sample for nematodes 

Diagnosing nematodes can be a frustrating exercise. Because nematode symptoms often resemble other kinds of stress, laboratory analysis is a vital tool...

Servicing spark plugs 

Spark plugs perform hard duty in internal-combustion engines. With their noses in combustion chambers where temperatures can reach 900 degrees C, they...

Elements and issues of greens renovation 

For decades researchers, agronomists, golf-course superintendents and grounds-maintenance managers have realized the importance of providing a healthy...

Combine bulbs and perennials to extend bloom 

We usually think of using spring bulbs for ostentatious displays of color that an- nounce the arrival of spring. While no one can argue about the beauty...

Removing overseeded ryegrass from bermudagrass 

Turfgrass managers in the southern United States often overseed bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) with perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) to provide a dense,...

1997 PGMA winners 

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) and Grounds Maintenance magazine co-sponsor the annual Professional Grounds Maintenance Awards program,...

What to do when you've been sued 

It may be handed to you by a process server--or it may arrive by certified mail. However it gets to you, the summons notifying you that someone is suing...

Thefts and accidents spoil productivity and profits 

Out of sight, out of mind" may apply to some situations. But when it comes to reducing costly accidents and the theft of outdoor power equipment, you...

Turf chemical applications 

Norman Goldenberg, vice president-government affairs, TruGreen-ChemlawnTruGreen-Chemlawn supports reasonable posting and notification requirements throughout...

Managing fungal diseases in warm-season turf 

When was the last time you saw Pythium blight on bermudagrass or any other warm-season turfgrass? If you can't remember, don't worry--most warm-season...

Selecting safer playground equipment 

Secure, elegant, functional...fencing 

Multiple material and style choices define today's fencing -- whether you need practical utilitarianism or ornate charm.If good fences make good neighbors,...

Landscape irrigation with salty water 

Managers and superintendents of golf courses, parks, school grounds and other large landscape installations face increasing public and budgetary demands...

Dastardly deeds 

Attaining a 100-percent safe and secure work place is a lofty goal that we should strive for but will never completely realize. Reasonably safe and secure...

Researching Maintenance 

Flaming mulch This year we applied hardwood mulch and Snapshot pre-emergent to two median strips. Not long after, we experienced fires, probably due to...

Crime statistics 

Call it a patch of blue sky in an otherwise smoggy city, or call it luck. Whatever the reason -- perhaps an upswing in the integrity of humanity? -- the...

Personal protective equipment 

Safety in the workplace should be a priority no matter what the area of business. Your employees will appreciate knowing that you take the necessary precautio...

Whether a playground is in the city or the suburbs, it consists of more than just the brightly colored, sculptured forms. Though these apparatus give passersby their impression of a playground, in actuality, the playground is--and should be--a complex of  

Consider a situation with which many grounds managers are familiar: You arrive at your job site in the morning and discover that vandals struck during...

Confronting course crime can be wearisome 

If your favorite season of the year is autumn, you're probably not a golf-course superintendent. Although many superintendents are like anybody else--they...

PGMA Winner: Disneyland 

Few sites encounter the thousands of visitors to which Disneyland (Anaheim, Calif.) is host everyday. As a result, its horticulture crew must contend...

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