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You know your a Lawn Guy when............
You realize that most people are doing it wrong, even competitors... Because most people ... Read More
09/17 01:30:40 AM
New pick ups with gas motors
---Quote (Originally by whiffyspark)--- I just had two gas 350s come in this week. Both ... Read More
09/17 01:21:04 AM
Kohler new head gasket already blown?
You rebuilt an engine because it was hard to start when hot?... Read More
09/17 01:20:07 AM
Trimmer Dies at WOT
You have yourself... A tiny leak. It could be in any of these locations: The primer bulb,... Read More
09/17 01:15:32 AM
Jacobsen HR-5111 Hydraulic Problem
---Quote (Originally by jay_mc1)--- I know this is an older thread, curious if you figur... Read More
09/17 01:14:17 AM
Underground Yellow Jackets
---Quote (Originally by xstatikplus)--- Tons of times I have seen them in tv/ phone boxe... Read More
09/17 01:07:46 AM
John deere z trak deck not level
---Quote (Originally by Ridin' Green)--- OP- Don't listen to Stan. He drinks when ... Read More
09/17 12:51:02 AM
Anyone own a new style BC grader attachment.
It looks like this is close to what they are currently offering. There are some small dif... Read More
09/17 12:41:22 AM
How bigs your stick
---Quote--- Honestly, who gives a damn how big you stick is. Seems you came on here just... Read More
09/17 12:17:18 AM
Selling Exmark 30" & 32"
Selling two mowers of mine, Exmark 30in and Exmark 32in. Would consider trade for a 36in ... Read More
09/16 10:43:36 PM

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...)

Fall Field Prep

Late-season maintenance strategies for stronger fields

  "Obviously, football and soccer fields are being used more in the fall, so we're a little bit more maintenance-intensive on those, just to keep them up through the fall," says Stine. "We do aerifying in the fall, [and] any bare areas or thin areas we overseed right after we aerate." Overseeding is a pretty constant effort on these fields through the fall due to heavy use, particularly between the hash marks and between the 20-yard lines on football fields, where the bulk of the wear is.
  "We'll go in and overseed before games, and then the players will cleat that ... (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...)

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...)

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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