TAG: winter

Winter Weed Woes

November 13, 2015By

If left untreated, winter weeds can create big problems for lawn care operators come spring. Don’t let the colder temperatures fool you. Weeds can be just as big of a problem in the winter as they are any other time of the year. If left untreated, these weeds will likely flower with a vengeance come spring, stealing nutrients from healthy... read more

Ep. 123: From white to green

March 26, 2015By

Danny Kindergan, president of Kindergan Landscaping, talks about how he transitions his company from snow and ice management to landscape maintenance and design/build. He also discusses staffing, equipment and scheduling issues as makes the transition from one season to the next. Most importantly, he stresses the importance of having all equipment working 100 percent before seasonal employees return.   read more

John Deere offers winter prep tips

November 24, 2014By

With winter quickly approaching, John Deere compiled a list of preparation pointers for landscape professionals to power through the cold. They are as follows: 1. Machine care Keep machines ready for next year by cleaning the machine and deck, repairing chipped or scratched paint and lubricating grease points. 2. Properly store Follow proper storage steps as the end of fall approaches.... read more

Throwback Thursday: September 1997

January 9, 2014By

“It’s 30 degrees and the brutal winds blow and drift snow across the roadways, making many streets impassable.” Sound familiar? For a handful of you who are based in the Northeast and Midwest, this setting is probably far too familiar this week, thanks to the polar vortex that didn’t quite impact the entire nation, but certainly made its fair share... read more

Fall equipment maintenance tips

September 12, 2012By
Logo: Grasshopper

The first frost signals an approaching end to the mowing season in most areas. Whether your mowing equipment will go into storage for the winter, or whether the power unit will be used in conjunction with snow removal, The Grasshopper Co. provides the following pointers for preparing equipment for colder weather. Cleaning and lubrication Cleaning your mowing equipment with low-pressure compressed air is the... 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