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The Golf Guys on Helping Customers – Vol. 4

May 24, 2017 at 9:41 am

A good turfgrass supplier doesn’t stop by to just sell grass seed or drop off a sample of fertilizer. You want someone who cares about your work, who will sit down and help build a budget based on dollar restrictions and needs on the course.

The Label is the Law: How to Choose a Herbicide

May 15, 2017 at 9:45 am

You should be able to get a handful of meaningful information from the product label, however, deciding on the correct herbicide to treat your (or your client’s) lawn is not as simple as one would hope. We chatted with Jeff Schmidt at PBI Gordon to understand some of the more complex nuances of the products and their chemistries.

Backyard Lounge Walk-through: 2017 Outdoor Living Products

May 12, 2017 at 10:25 am

As you walked through the Backyard Lounge, a brand-new exhibit which showcased outdoor living products at our 2017 Green Industry Conference, you were sure to notice and appreciate the Zen-like feel of the LED patio lights, gentle running water and nature-like surroundings.

Low-Voltage LED Lighting: What You Need to Know

May 10, 2017 at 8:27 am

While LED lighting started inside homes, it has now migrated to the outdoors into the backyards of homeowners across the country. As homeowners are spending more time entertaining in their yards, the ability to customize a landscape lighting system is now readily available, and highly customizable.

Home is Where the Smart is

May 2, 2017 at 9:52 am

There will always be an aspect of the green industry associated with the old-school, get-your-hands-dirty-type work synonymous with landscaping and turfgrass management. At the same time, two segments of the landscaping industry are front-runners in the race for practical, user-friendly technology that makes an impact both in quality of life and on the bottom line.

A 101 on the Rule of 3: Fertilizer NPK by the Numbers

April 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

What do the numbers on the fertilizer bag mean? Understanding the information on fertilizer bag labels will help you choose the right products for you or your customer's lawn and garden needs. Creating a lush lawn and a garden with beautiful blooms and bountiful harvests can be made easier by following the Rule of 3.

A New Perspective on Drones: A Q&A with Urban Ecosystems’ Sam Geer

April 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Sam Geer says drones are no longer out of reach for the Green Industry. Geer, a geospatial design teacher at the University of Minnesota and a design professional with Urban Ecosystems in Minnesota, feels it isn’t a matter if drones will be used, but how soon.

Take Back Your Ball Fields

April 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

As a professional sports turf manager, you take a pro-active approach to the smallest detail associated with the care, performance and safety of your ball fields or campus grounds. Yet you may be outsourcing more turf management work than you should, perhaps because you’ve always let someone else do the work.

WiFi Irrigation: Compare, Contrast & Connect

March 7, 2017 at 2:31 pm

WiFi at your home is nothing new. However, controlling your entire irrigation system through your smartphone? That's fancy. WiFi Res/Com irrigation has taken off over the last year but with all of the bells and whistles how can you make a well-informed decision without the proper information? We decided to gather several different product offerings and present their features in an organized manner.

The Golf Guys on Advances in Technology – Vol. 3

February 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Midwest golf courses and turfgrass suppliers have always been early adopters of “new technology” such as reel mowers and moisture meters. Advances in on-course technology have allowed golf course experts to be more accurate, efficient and ultimately save money by using less product, more precisely.