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A Major Operation — 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills

June 28, 2017 at 5:03 pm

It was the first ever U.S. Open Championship held in Wisconsin and Erin Hills did not disappoint. Hundreds of dedicated and tireless volunteers worked hand-in-hand to create and maintain the highest-quality conditions in the world. If the scores were any indication of course conditions, it was a major success.

Local Field with a Big League Feel — Meet Adam Vecitis From Glendale, WI

June 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

As a second-generation turf management professional, Adam Vecitis has played a major role in what has made the Glendale Complex look as excellent as it does today. We talked with Adam about what it takes for the crew to turn a field from ordinary to spectacular and how he became interested in turf.

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.

9 Reasons to Sign-up for Reinders Online Store

June 2, 2017 at 9:08 am

Reinders Online Store makes ordering from your phone, tablet or desktop computer easy and hassle-free. Open 24/7 with real-time inventory and custom pricing, Reinders.com gives customers more flexibility when buying their products. Not convinced? We've got 9 reasons to change your mind.

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.