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How to ID weeds

April 10, 2017By
illustrations: David Preiss

There’s not a universal treatment that works for all types of weeds. It’s vital to identify what weeds you’re dealing with before figuring out the best course of action. The two main types are broadleaf and grass-like weeds. These two are fairly easy to identify from the other, but it can be more difficult to narrow it down from there.... read more

New Stuff: April 2017

April 10, 2017By

1. Steiner 450 Tractor Company: Steiner A stacked gear pump design increases durability, hydraulic performance and efficiency on the new Steiner 450, the company says. The tractor features an integrated, fully adjustable hydraulic weight transfer system, Peerless 2600 dual range transaxles and a large operator platform. With ground speeds up to 6 mph in low gear and 9.5 mph in... read more

Recommender: Compact utility tractors

April 10, 2017By
PHOTO: Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping

What compact utility tractor do you recommend? Mark Wehman Owner, BBC Property Maintenance Colchester, Vt “We have a Kubota B2650 with a cab. We use it for landscape installs. It is small but powerful enough to get the job done. The tractor is easier on the turf than a skid-steer. We also use it in snow removal, as it will... read more

Editor’s Note: Positive outcomes

April 10, 2017By

Landscape professionals are often optimists, I’ve noticed. Have you ever observed the same? I’m not sure why exactly. Maybe there’s a causal relationship between optimism and all the fresh air green industry people breath. Maybe small business people are predisposed to looking on the bright side. Or maybe it’s purely incidental. In any case, thinking positively is a good thing.... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: April 2017

April 10, 2017By

“The landscape laborer shortage is…” Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “…is an opportunity for innovative, ingenious businessmen to recruit and hire the necessary people to get the job done until self-driving mowers and robots take over our industry (which I predict will be only five to 10 years down the road).” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping Cape Cod,... read more

Go live with Facebook Live

April 4, 2017By

With the release of Facebook Live, which allows users to create free live broadcasts, businesses are jumping at the chance to create live broadcasts that engage with their consumers. Let’s look at the best ways for a green industry company to get started with this exciting new technology. How it works Facebook Live lets users, including business pages, broadcast live... read more