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Kichler’s Variable Lumen Output Landscape Lighting

May 31, 2018 at 11:54 am

What is VLO? VLO is Kichler’s newest landscape lighting technology and it stands for variable lumen output. In other words, one commercial-grade fixture can produce three different lumen outputs, or amounts of light. These three different lumen outputs are easily interchangeable with a magnetic key.

What is ‘My Top Products’?

May 23, 2018 at 11:23 am

‘My Top Products’ is a brand-new feature within our Online Store that organizes all of your most-often purchased products. You’ll be able to see all of the products you’ve purchased in the past, both in-store and online. Shopping for your favorite products has never been easier.

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.

5Qs / 5As with Twins Groundskeeper Larry DiVito

April 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Until recently, no one was allowed to touch the mound at Target Field other than two people: The pitcher and Head Groundskeeper Larry DiVito. Now in his 9th season with the Twins, DiVito has relaxed that rule a bit, allowing a longtime assistant to help shape the clay that sits atop the center of attention. DiVito, a longtime customer, sat down with Reinders during a break at a recent seminar to kindly answer a few of our Qs.

Inside the Industry – April 2018

April 4, 2018 at 1:29 pm

There is an endless cycle of rich, well-thought-out green industry content that might interest you. But you're busy, really busy, and we understand that. We've gathered the most relevant articles and topics from the green industry. One page with loads of topical information — take a look "Inside The Industry".

No Snow, No Problem? Not so Fast.

March 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Most of the Upper Midwest received below average snowfall this past winter but it still managed to rattle our bones with long, repetitive bouts of subzero temperatures.  As we look to Spring, we’re anxious to jump on something and start driving around on our still-dormant, water-logged, brown turf.  Settle down, cowboy!  This isn’t a road race.

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.

2018 WiFi Irrigation Guide: Compare, Contrast & Connect

February 20, 2018 at 9:20 am

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.