Feb. 5 2018
When a landscape professional looks at that lawn, however, he sees the pounds of fertilizer that were spread, the irrigation that was carefully scheduled, the mowing that was done to just the right height, ...
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July 15 2016
Unlike pre-emergents that prevent weeds from appearing, post-emergent herbicides control only existing plants, and provide no residual weed control. Their primary function is to control young annual species, ...
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Feb. 16 2016
That description would no doubt elicit some steely-eyed disapproval from suburban property owners. They, who fight constantly to keep the dreaded yellow scourge off their lawns, revile the sloppy neighbor ...
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March 14 2014
The best way to tame these nasty beasts is to nip them in the bud. fortunately, we have some pretty potent weapons in our arsenal that can do just that; they’re called pre-emergent herbicides. When ...
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Oct. 14 2013
One only needs to take a casual look around to see that the green industry is ‘going green’ in a big way. More landscape companies are adopting sustainable practices, such as using organic ...
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March 14 2013
As spring approaches, it's never too early to start thinking about rejuvenating lawns and getting then ready for the summer. Lawns are classified as being either cool season or warm season, depending ...
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April 21 2008
If you ask a group of landscape professionals why they practice Integrated Pest Management, you’ll get a variety of answers. Some are driven primarily by a concern for the environment. Others do ...
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July 1 2006
One of the hallmarks of a quality landscape installation is that it looks fabulous when you first put it in and only gets better with time. The neat and tidy beds of a brand new landscape almost always ...
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May 14 2008
WHAT STABILIZES SOIL, RETAINS moisture, saves on mulch, aids in filtration, reinforces and protects, and oh, yes . . . minimizes weeding? The answer is landscape fabric. Commonly known as a weed-barrier, ...
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June 13 2008
You`re cruising down the highway, and you notice that the needle on your fuel gauge leans toward the empty mark. You pull into the nearest gas station and hop out of your truck. Shielding your eyes from ...
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Feb. 22 2009
IMAGINE, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT, A lawn so overpopulated with weeds and overgrown blades of grass you’d think you were kneedeep in some faraway jungle. Not exactly idyllic, right? Well, no great surprise ...
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Feb. 18 2010
While much of the country is still digging out from under mountains of snow, it’s hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner. Believe it or not, warmer temperatures will be with us ...
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May 19 2010
The meaning of the saying “time is money” has never been better illustrated than by those in the landscape industry. The more green you mow in a day, the more green you’ll put in your ...
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Feb. 15 2012
In the landscape business, as in football, your ground game is the backbone of your offense. In the NFL, teams that boast a seamless offensive line, an explosive tailback and the finest downfield blocking ...
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