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Shop Vacs
Do you have pics or model # on the dewalt one your using?... Read More
04/24 11:28:44 AM
Boot Bags
Good suggestions, I think I might try these soon It seems to me that it might be also: ... Read More
04/24 11:24:33 AM
treestump pond
any ideas of how to line a semi hollowed,weathered looking oak stump, I want to use the mo... Read More
04/24 10:28:06 AM
Lots of plow damage thus far
1 gallon disposable plastic flower pots are popular here, especially for extensions or wir... Read More
04/24 01:30:39 AM
Critique of latest install
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04/23 09:53:00 PM
Concrete block and retaining wall
Where your srw meets the concrete wall 90 it and build a wall along the concrete. Pinning ... Read More
04/23 08:11:57 PM
Hunza lighting
Thanks James It`s with comments like yours and others that I really enjoy coming on this ... Read More
04/23 08:10:28 PM
Landscape Design Software?
Pro landscape Posted via Mobile Device... Read More
04/23 04:39:33 PM
Rain Bird HV Valves
---Quote (Originally by ASI)--- You are exactly correct Boots. Check out the spec page... Read More
04/23 12:26:52 PM
How to price commercial installs???
---Quote (Originally by TwoBrosLawn)--- I've heard a rule of thumb is materials x 3. Doe... Read More
04/23 08:29:21 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 ...

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

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Beyond Mow, Blow & Go

How adding services (sometimes) adds value to your company


  Landscapers have plenty of service options because so much under the sun can be described as landscape work. Services run the gamut from cutting grass to building water features to installing green roofs to decorating homes and businesses for Christmas. Yet offering many different landscape services is only a good business model when the offered services truly fit a company and a market. The trick is to recognize a fit.
  "Diversification of services is not a bad idea, and sometimes specializing in a service can be a good idea," says Peter Haakon, who operated two profitable ... (Read More...)

The Shape of Things to Come

Scientific knowledge is exploding - estimated to be doubling every five years. So what will golf course maintenance resemble in 2050?


  Editor's note: This isn't a story about how golf courses will be maintained in the socalled "Jetsons" age. It's a story based on technology that's happening now and continues to improve rapidly. The story's sources include Jack Uldrich, a renowned futurist, and three veteran golf course superintendents, whose passion and wherewithal for their profession allow them to take a smart and realistic look at the future of golf course maintenance.
  With respect to "Star Trek" fans, golf course superintendents will not be "beamed" around their golf courses as a way of transport ... (Read More...)

Perfect Pitch

Prepping the fields that will host World Cup 2014


  In the U.S., football is unquestionably the most popular sport, and the Super Bowl the most watched event. Worldwide, however, it's soccer that draws the most fans, and pretty soon there will be millions turning their attention to the World Cup, an every-four-year extravaganza to determine the top soccer nation. For the 2010 World Cup, the average viewership was 188.4 million for each of the 64 matches played. This year, in Brazil, 2.3 million tickets will be available for those who want to watch in person.
  Conducted by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football ... (Read More...)

Wired for Safety

Planning and techniques for working safely around electical hazards


  Electricity and the apparatus that supports its generation, distribution and use are commonplace in modern society. All arborists must work around these facilities. Yes, line clearance crews have the job to remove tree and shrub disruptions from service corridors. However, even residential arborists must work around communication lines, service drops, streetlight wires and homeowner-installed conductors, just to name a few.
  In the terminology of workplace hazards, electrocution and incidents that involve electricity are considered exposure to harmful environment. These ... (Read More...)

Style Detective

Experience gets you just part of the way in the landscape design process. Discovering your clients' preferences closes the circle . and that's often the hardest part.


  Experience and training gets you just a little bit of the way through the landscape design process. Uncovering your client's style closes that circle, and that's most often the hardest part. So, how can you determine your different clients' various personal styles and use that to help decipher exactly what they would like in their landscapes?
  Turf Design Build talked to several experienced landscape designers who shared what they've learned over the years in gathering the clues and gaining the insights so often difficult to squeeze out of their clients.
  "It ... (Read More...)

Dairy Barn Construction

It's all in the planning


  Building a new dairy barn is big in every way, including the structure itself, the investment, the amount of time it can take and the headache of overseeing such a giant project. Avoiding oversized problems can just be a matter of planning - knowing the right questions to ask, carefully choosing a builder, and communicating with the builder throughout the project.
  The first considerations on such a project are the most obvious: how big, and where? The size of the barn is crucial, of course, based on the number of cows in the operation. When deciding on the location ... (Read More...)

Never Stop Learning


  The best growers never stop learning. Of course, learning on the farm happens every day, whether we'd like it to or not. Forget to turn on the electric fence guarding the lettuce this spring, and you'll be reminded how quickly the critters will find it - and you won't make that mistake again. Other mistakes can be much more serious, and ongoing education is one key element in a productive, safe and profitable farm enterprise.
  Whether they want to or not, growers today have to engage in some types of continuing education simply to comply with existing regulations and ... (Read More...)

Enticing Edibles

So many choices, and they all look delicious. How do you choose which fruits and vegetables are right for your inventory? We've selected only 10 here, but you're bound to find just the right selections.


  Your mother was right. For that matter, so are the American Dietetic Association and every doctor you've ever consulted. Fruits and vegetables are good for you.
  They're good for your business, too. In the past few years, home gardeners once again have adopted growing their own as a way to reap the benefits of fresh produce. Whether it's a matter of environmental consciousness, economics or simply the desire for that homegrown taste, the fruit and vegetable trend is growing.
  We've gathered here a few tasty treats from a number of growers; these are ... (Read More...)

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