TAG: fertilization

SafetyWatch: Identify spraying safety hazards

June 18, 2015By

This photo was staged to show several safety hazards or dangerous work habits. How many can you identify? Click here for a list of potential hazards. Click here for downloadable versions of our June SafetyWatch. Ed. Note: Thanks to Schill Grounds Management in North Ridgeville, Ohio, for participating in our SafetyWatch photo shoots. Schill and LM do not practice or... read more

SafetyWatch: List of spraying safety hazards

June 11, 2015By

SafetyWatch list of hazards The list of hazards in this photo includes, but is not limited to: -Short-sleeve shirt -No gloves (depending on what product is in the tank) -No eye protection  (depending on what product is in the tank) -Loose tank cap What did we miss? We invite you—as employers and workers in the landscape industry—to share your expertise.... read more

Download: Spraying hazards SafetyWatch

June 11, 2015By

Featured is a downloadable version of the June 2015 SafetyWatch on fertilization safety hazards. See how many safety hazards your employees can identify. Click here to identify the spraying safety hazards. Click here to see the list of spraying safety hazards. read more

Michigan firm ‘goes dark’ after Great Recession

June 9, 2014By
headshot: Michael Bedell

Michael Bedell made good on a bad situation when the Great Recession hit hard in Michigan, particularly his service area in Milford, Mich. Instead of altogether losing commercial clients who were cutting back or going idle, the owner, horticulturist and landscape designer with Bedell Property Management, developed a service for unoccupied properties or those not generating revenue, known as “dark... read more

LebanonTurf products to liftoff into space

December 12, 2013By

As part of a new round of zero-gravity scientific tests, two of LebanonTurf’s soil care and fertilization products will be sent to the International Space Station: ROOTS Healthy Start 3-4-3 and ROOTS PHC BioPak. The space trip is part of Mission 4, an experiment designed to examine how a zero-gravity environment affects bacteria’s ability to decompose organic matter. Both of LebanonTurf’s... read more

Fertilizer trends

February 1, 2009By

By: Curt Harler For lawn care operators (LCOs), less might be more in fertilization this year. “A lot of our focus is on trying to make the product as economical for the LCO as possible,” says Mike Sisti, product marketing manager for Lebanon Turf, Lebanon, PA. With the price of phosphorous (P) going through the roof, Lebanon Turf’s Zero-P initiative has... read more