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Recommender: What weather app do you use for snow and ice services?

September 15, 2021By
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Some irrigation installers experts recommend weather apps to help set them up for success when it comes to providing snow and ice services. read more

Efficiency tip: Sleep tight

May 8, 2015By
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Leaders at Case Snow Management have peace of mind knowing their shoveling crews have access to a place to rest and recharge during long, cold shifts. A few years ago Case, a $28 million snow-only firm based in Attleboro Falls, Mass., began providing hotel rooms for laborers during weather events that net 8 inches to 10 inches of snow or... read more

Weathering the weather

February 17, 2015By

During the 2014 LM Lawn Care Forum, a panel of LCOs hit on how to handle unwelcome weather events. When it comes to coping with Mother Nature, Brad Johnson puts lawn care professionals under the same umbrella as farmers. “We’re going to have good years and bad years,” says the president of LawnAmerica, a $6 million firm in Tulsa, Okla.... read more

May 2014 Web Extra: How to calculate snowfall probability

May 13, 2014By

Calculating probability of various snowfall totals is not all that complicated, although not quite as easy as calculating the average seasonal snowfall for your market(s). Probability is the likelihood of occurrence in terms of a percent. While there are different ways to calculate probability, one of the easiest is to sort your list of seasonal snowfall totals from smallest to... read more

5 ways to find value in Groundhog Day

January 31, 2014By

On Sunday thousands of fans will descend toward a stage tucked away in a seemingly hidden valley to celebrate one of America’s oldest pastimes. No, it’s not the Super Bowl. Groundhog Day warrants a couple headlines this weekend, too, you know. Tomorrow marks the 128nd gathering at Gobbler’s Knob—or “the knob” as Punxsutawney, Pa., natives call it. It’s the residing... read more

Preparing for an insect invasion

April 11, 2012By

By Joseph Doccola The winter of 2011-2012 was one of the warmest winters on record. While that might be a good thing to a lot of people, it means early pest pressure for trees and compressed treatment windows for applicators. Why is it so warm? Meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that because it is a... read more