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How Does Weed Killer Work?

May 15, 2018 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.

Why Some Turf Renovations Don’t Work

April 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm

There are a number of reasons why a turf renovation project fails. Even when you think you did everything humanly possible to ensure total success, you still get disappointing results. Why? Well, in plain talk, you missed something.

Reinders 2018 Lighting Camp

April 25, 2018 at 12:33 pm

In the midst of dealing with snow, sleet, slush, mud and a whole lot more, Reinders 2018 Lighting Camp never wavered. The two-day camp offered classroom sessions and hands-on training to select local landscape professionals with the help of our lighting expert, Joel Reinders, and representatives from CAST Lighting.

Top Qs with Midwest Landscape Contractors

March 6, 2018 at 10:45 am

This past January, Reinders joined over 6,000 landscape professionals from Wisconsin and Illinois in attendance for the three-day iLandscape Show. In an effort to learn about the challenges and areas of focus for Midwest landscapers in 2018, we chatted with a handful of attendees who shared their thoughts on the upcoming year.

Kichler Light and Learn Training Event

December 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

Kichler's Light and Learn events offer lighting experts the opportunity to get their hands on Kichler's newest products. You'll gain knowledge on a variety of topics including but not limited to drop-in lamps, accent Gen 1.5 and the all-new Gen 3 Integrated LED.

New Video: We Are Reinders

September 21, 2017 at 10:35 am

We haven’t lost our roots. Founded in 1866 by a family in search of the American Dream; today, we’ve grown to more than 200 employees with 13 locations serving 10 states. We’re a friend in the field, reachable at all hours and always open online.

The Goose Deuce Nuisance

August 20, 2017 at 10:40 am

Grazing geese can cause quite a bit of harm to golf course-quality turfgrass. They flock to greens, fairways, lakes and ponds – hallowed turf in the eyes of a superintendent. Similarly, business, park and grounds managers don’t want geese on their properties, walkways and fields. Their trail of feathers and, well, “goose deuce” isn’t hard to miss.

Top Contractor Stressors (and how you can beat them)

July 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Being a contractor brings a lot of uncertainty. Even the weather is unpredictable. Let’s take a step back and look at some main stressors and identify some stress coping tips for you to try the next time you are at your breaking point.

Turf Glossary

July 14, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Sometimes it may seem that turf management professionals are speaking a foreign language, especially for those first starting out in the industry. An understanding of commonly used terms will help. So, we’ve created this glossary with definitions of lingo you may hear on the job.

Toro Workman GTX Superior Drive Tour – Schaumburg, IL

June 7, 2017 at 2:31 pm

The Toro Company has taken the new Workman GTX utility vehicle on a cross-country tour showcasing its seemingly endless configurations, diverse abilities and overall comfort. The Workman series of utility vehicles have been the pillars of maintenance staffs across the world for decades.