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Recommendations for organizing truck
Just to give a little background- I have 2 mow crews and I'm doing all of the irrigation/l... Read More
10/01 09:21:03 AM
Historical Evapotranspiration Data
---Quote (Originally by CAPT Stream Rotar)--- Basing anything on historical ET is IMHO s... Read More
10/01 09:18:49 AM
like it or not, things get hot
"Things get hot" is how one guy I know summed up his college course in thermodynamics.... Read More
10/01 08:35:43 AM
Tell Me Again Why I'm An AOLP Member?
Thank you very much for those words and validation for my point of view on this topic Jim/... Read More
10/01 12:18:26 AM
A couple questions about permeable paver installation.
Tom I just read your thread and looked at all on the pics of the driveway from last year, ... Read More
09/30 11:29:50 PM
alldayRJ's picture thread
---Quote (Originally by alldayrj)--- Thanks rhettman, any relation to thomas rhett? T... Read More
09/30 11:14:38 PM
Rain Master Central
lol, so mikes fully retired now? he just plays all day?... Read More
09/30 10:03:44 PM
How do you attach wire to small limbs?
---Quote (Originally by trailboss)--- Wow!!! 10000 Tree Lights - that's a LOT of staples... Read More
09/30 06:22:35 PM
Cutting 6" block?
Stihl also has the TS 800 for a 16" Blade, or the Edco and MultiQuip 20" block saws are go... Read More
09/30 05:08:13 PM
ONLA Announces Convention Partnership with John Deere Landscapes
*Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association announces Green Industry Convention partnership with... Read More
09/30 12:55:34 PM

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Winning in the Fourth Quarter

Yes, there is still time to make this a great year- here's how.


  The fourth quarter of the year is crunch time, mop-up time. The final three months is when some of you can (and should) score big and finish with a financial statement that makes the 2014 holidays special. You've met or exceeded your yearly budget and covered your overhead. Your game-tested team is familiar with your end-of-season plan and is motivated to make it happen.
  On the other end of the business spectrum, some of you may feel the only thing that will save your year will be the business equivalent of a Hail Mary pass.
  If you feel that way, don't ... (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...)

Apply C-P-R

Get your synthetic field ready for winter by cleaning, protecting and repairing it


  Your lawn gets seeded. Your house gets insulated. Your furnace might even get a tune-up. So what are you doing for the athletic facilities in your care as the cold weather approaches?
  While it's easy to jump right into the fall sports season, it's also essential to look ahead. In many areas the football season will end as winter weather tightens its grip. Your field might head into hibernation as a result. Therefore, it's essential to take a few days to make sure it's ready for the long layoff and that you won't have any problems that could worsen over the winter and ... (Read More...)

Property Prep

Small-scale land clearing requires big attention to detail


  There's no question that land clearing is a down-and-dirty segment of the tree industry, with plenty of muscle and brute force needed to get the job done. However, there's also plenty of nuance and detail work involved in a good land-clearing job, says Matt Bouchard, owner of Northeast Top Notch Landworks in Concord, New Hampshire. His company provides a range of tree care and landscape services, including land clearing.
  From protecting the land against unnecessary damage to filing the proper paperwork to leaving the site in good shape, there's a lot more that goes ... (Read More...)

Think Big When Designing Small

Use these tips for creating major impact despite the size of the space.


  If you're following the leading real estate studies pointing to the ever-growing trend of smaller and smaller landscape preferences for homeowners, then it may be time to surrender to the prospect of taking on smaller landscaping projects.
  Although new construction is still featuring larger homes, they are now on smaller and smaller lots, according to "America's Home Forecast: The Next Decade for Housing and Mortgage Finance," published by the Homeownership Alliance.
  A study by the chief economist office of the American Institute of Architects states ... (Read More...)

Manure Storage Hazards


  Automated manure and wastewater handling for livestock and dairy production is most often accomplished by collecting and storing manure and waste in storages located directly beneath the animals or in a nearby containment structure that may be located either belowground or at ground level. The collection system often involves a smaller belowground pit for pumping manure to a longer-term storage structure or directly into a manure spreader. While this method is efficient, it can create a unique set of hazards.
  Most belowground manure storages, aboveground tanks and ... (Read More...)

A Look at On-Farm Diversity


  Diversity, as it applies to agriculture, can mean a number of things. Is diversity growing more than one primary crop, or is it growing many varieties of one type of crop? Maybe it refers to growing produce and raising livestock, using a diverse mix for a cover crop, or enhancing your crop rotations and adding biodiversity to your soils.
  Perhaps it's not about what you grow, but rather how you sell your products. Adding retail markets, pick-your-own options and agritourism attractions, as well as selling wholesale, can diversify a farm enterprise. If you make some of ... (Read More...)

Grasses for Wet Sites

Finding plants that tolerate the occasional soaking-or a short period of standing water-can be tricky. But there are several ornamental grass varieties that are up to the challenge.


  Extreme weather events appear to be the new normal, with many storms producing heavy downpours that can cause erosion or leave standing water in low areas. Although drought has been the focus for California and much of central U. S. recently, wet sites can be just as challenging, hosting conditions of too much moisture that can reduce or eliminate soil air and oxygen, both of which are essential for root survival and growth. Dealing with rain events that leave several inches of water in a brief period of time requires close attention to how water moves - or not - on a given site.
  Proper ... (Read More...)

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