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My First Irrigation Bid
Its hard to say how long it would take because of obstacles or Whether theres gonna be any... Read More
09/01 11:06:09 PM
It's been aggravating to watch
---Quote (Originally by Murphy's Law)--- This is a very short sighted was of looking at ... Read More
09/01 10:49:47 PM
Getting pavers to the back yard
Ayo zedo, i found a like new cormidi 60 on craigs for 9k. Didnt get a dealer price yet and... Read More
09/01 10:44:02 PM
Trimble Geo 7 Series
I have used the Trimble Geo Series units before with both ArcGIS and AutoCAD doing layout ... Read More
09/01 09:41:02 PM
Paver job you can't lay in a day or so?
---Quote (Originally by xtreem3d)--- all that makes sense but just like Scag said..the p... Read More
09/01 08:53:21 PM
Kichler 12V Fixtures
Yah, that's one reason I like the integrated LED option rather than just installing drop-i... Read More
09/01 01:27:40 PM
Vanair compressor opines?
the Toro 250 series were the ones that I feared to bleed - the really old ones had urethan... Read More
09/01 12:06:51 PM
How do you balance landscaping and mowing?
well since i'm a solo guy for now, I cut 3 days a week and do other maintenance work 2-3 d... Read More
09/01 10:07:39 AM
Irrigation Trouble Shooting
Febco 850 is a DCVA - Double Check Valve Assembly - the word "Assembly" serves to differen... Read More
09/01 09:12:21 AM
Awesome Specs!?!
---Quote (Originally by SoCalLandscapeMgmt)--- ya gotta give us the name of this "design... Read More
09/01 01:54:48 AM

Moose River Media In the News

Grand View Media Group has named Bill Cooke President of Moose River Media - March 6, 2014, Birmingham, Ala., USA - Birmingham, Ala., based outdoor and B2B publishing company Grand ...

Grand View Media Group Acquires Moose River Media - BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - Aug. 30, 2013 - Grand View Media Group recently expanded its presence in the publishing ...

LawnSite.com Launches Redesign and Enhanced Functionality - St. Johnsbury, VT - The green industry's largest website, www.LawnSite.com, has completed a redesign ...

New England Grows Partners with Moose River Media - Natick, MA (November 9, 2012) - New England Grows, the green industry's best-attended event in the Northeast, ...

Superintendent Magazine Editors Win Top Writing Award - Superintendent magazine's Larry Aylward and Christopher S. Gray Jr. received the top writing award the ...

Moose River Media Supports Skin Cancer Awareness Month - This month all Moose River Media publications will bear a special reminder that May is skin cancer awareness ...

Introducing the Gateway STMA Chapter Publication - SportsField Management magazine, a Moose River Media Publication, is excited to partner with the Gateway ...

LawnSite.com Sets Record for Active Users - LawnSite.com, the green industry's largest and most highly-trafficked web site, set a record on Tuesday, ...

Audacious Goals

Project EverGreen's Presence grows one project at a time.

  Project EverGreen and the green industry are partners in the work of beautifying America and restoring and enhancing green spaces in our bustling, paved urban environments.
  "We want all communities to benefit from revitalized green spaces so that children and adults of all ages are encouraged to get outside and interact with each other in neighborhoods and communities. Green spaces make this happen," says Project EverGreen President Bill Vogel.
  Cindy Code, who now serves as the organization's executive director, teamed with longtime industry participants ... (Read More...)

Current Issue

Irrigation Ultimatum

Water is scarcer and costlier, but golf courses can continue to operate successfully if they're willing to change.

  You've heard the dire talk about the world running out of fresh water. You also may have heard that the next big war could be fought over water, not oil or land.
  The talk is unnerving, but it's real. A national water crisis is impending and is already impacting the Southwest.
  The golf course industry is and will continue to be on the front lines of the crisis, meaning golf courses will continually be scrutinized for their water use. Golf courses can expect more water restrictions, not just in the West but everywhere. Water costs will continue to escalate.
  A ... (Read More...)

Formula for Success

Calibrating helps you get the most out of your sprayer, and the material you're applying

  Think of spray equipment and you might picture tanks, pumps, hoses, valves, nozzles, gauges and booms. But the first tool that should come to mind when you contemplate spraying should be a simple calculator. That's because calibrating your sprayer is essential to protecting your turf and getting the most out of the materials you're applying.
  Sprayer calibration is frequently skipped over, says Dr. Casey Reynolds, turfgrass specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. "The thing I see frequently is that people are intimidated by it, and they overthink it ... (Read More...)

Solutions that Work

One company's approach to finding the right employees-and keeping them engaged

  As tricky as trees can be to manage, diagnose, maintain, treat, prune and remove, they may be the easiest part of being in the tree care business. It's things like ever-changing regulations, billing and bookkeeping, equipment purchases and other aspects of running a business-the things they don't teach you in forestry or horticulture school, and which are rarely covered in tree care workshops-that often prove the most challenging. Chances are good that employee management is at the top of this list. Building the right workforce and keeping them motivated is critical to the success ... (Read More...)

The Art of Landscape Renovation

The backyard makeover movement is capitalizing on the trend to extend indoor spaces outdoors with sustainable elements.

  Remodeling is tops in homeowner trends this year, according to a 2014 Houzz survey, and we're not talking about just kitchens and baths. Landscape and patio projects rank No. 4 on the list of top remodeling projects. "Until recently, landscaping often has been the poor stepchild of the homeownership budget," writes certified horticulturist and garden columnist George Weigel in his post, "The Value of Good Landscaping," on the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association's website. "When the money ran out, it was frequently the planting projects that got pushed off onto the future ... (Read More...)

Current Issue

Feed Mixers

Choosing the right ingredients for your farm

  Mixing your own rations for livestock can be tricky. Improperly mixed rations won't provide the correct balance of energy, protein and nutrients for your animals. Selecting the right mixer maximizes nutrition, increases feed economy and simplifies custom blending.
  "Mixers should be matched to the type of ration fed," said Dr. Karl Hoppe, area extension specialist for livestock systems at North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center. "Vertical mixers work well for high-forage rations, ribbon mixers work well for general use, and horizontal mixers ... (Read More...)

Is it Time to Modify Your Sales Approach?

  It's become common practice for growers to sell directly to the public and receive a higher retail value for their product. Particularly for many small and midsize operations, retail sales via farmers markets, on-farm stands or community supported agriculture (CSA) shares are the primary, if not the only, market venue.
  Selling wholesale isn't always on the radar; common concerns include issues with volume, pricing, timely payment, packing, food safety certification, and storage and delivery. While these certainly warrant exploration, many small growers have found ... (Read More...)

Blurring the Lines

With home gardeners pushing the boundaries and the climate chnage altering hardiness zones, we take a look at some popular temperennials-those warm-zone perennials that are steadily making their way Up North.

  Looking for an out-of-zone experience? So are your customers. Following last winter's Polar Vortex, gardeners in the North were desperate for any sign of life, and once the weather finally cooperated, annuals, perennials and woody plants filled their carts and gardens. There's another category, though, that has quietly become the must-haves for anyone willing to try them.
  They're tropicals, they're warm-zone plants - they're temperennials (see sidebar). And they're being grown, sold and planted far north of their designated hardiness zones. The phenomenon isn't new; ... (Read More...)

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