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Protecting Tree Roots


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Trees are important and valuable fixtures in landscapes. They provide cooling shade in the summer, vibrant leaves in the fall, and beautiful flowers in the spring, generate oxygen and help cl   More
 
Friday, November 14, 2014

Winterizing Your Perennials


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For proponents of mixed container planting, seasonal plants aren’t as disposable as they used to be. If you’ve combined your perennials and annuals, it becomes paramount that your plants retain    More
 
Friday, November 14, 2014

Landscape Study Finds Positive Results


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A new study helps quantify the benefits of landscape work. A researcher at Virginia Tech’s Department of Horticulture found that improving a home’s landscape from “average” to “excellent   More
 
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Phragmites Hijack Wetlands


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Nursery growers in the Midwest are facing a new pest. Phragmites, also known simply as “common reed,” is overrunning hundreds of acres of wetlands and shorelines. In some cases, the weed is push   More
 
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Alternatives to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers


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Gas-powered leaf blowers are the bane of the residential neighborhood. Not only does their noise impair hearing and make people cranky, but most are powered by two-stroke engines. These engines emit   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hustler Turf to Launch Utility Vehicle Line


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Hustler Turf Equipment recently announced that it has purchased a utility vehicle product line from a European construction equipment manufacturer. Hustler has acquired tooling and design fo   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Joint Development of Pickup Truck in Works


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General Motors (GM), Detroit, Michigan, and Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors are joining together to develop a new mid-size pickup truck. The automakers hope to reduce the cost of their next g   More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Solar Options for Cleaning Turf


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If you’ve had enough of toiling away, maybe it’s time to let Mother Nature do some of the work.  Solarization is a process that uses clear plastic film to concentrate the sun’s heat and    More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

App Links Contractors and Consumers


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A new app hopes to help contractors increase their productivity. Known as TaskEasy, the app will use data to minimize travel time while maximizing the number of homes a contractor can service per da   More
 
Monday, November 10, 2014

Healthy Industry Predicted


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GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business, which provides billions in financing to distributors and manufacturers, as well as lawn and garden dealers, is giving a healthy thu   More
 
Monday, November 10, 2014