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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.

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.

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.

NuTone Haven Mosquito Repellent System Follow-Up

January 19, 2017 at 9:57 am

The Moyer’s found the Haven system to work so effectively they found themselves outdoors during all times of the day. From coffee in the a.m. to cookouts in the evening, the Moyer’s 8-fixture system was soon expanded to 12 — almost completely protecting the family from pesky mosquito bites throughout the summer and fall.

NuTone Haven Repellent System – The Red Circle Inn

August 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm

When Norm Eckstaedt wanted to ensure his guests would enjoy a mosquito-free outdoor experience at the oldest restaurant in Wisconsin (The Red Circle Inn), he put his trust in NuTone's Haven Repellent System.