Imagine that you’re going to visit an aging relative who lives in a lushly landscaped retirement community. But wouldn’t you know it, you’ve managed to hit the day of the big lawn bowling tournament. You watch Aunt Emmie step up with her ball, get ready to make the winning throw, and then—the sprinklers come on.
WHEN A TRACTOR PUSHING FIVE LAWNMOWERS
first rolled down the fairways of the
Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
in 1921, it must have turned some heads. Little
did onlookers realize that the small company
responsible for creating this innovative
machine would one day become a household
When you meet Mark
Stinson, the president
of Exmark, you’ve got to
take an immediate liking to
him. Quiet and unassuming,
this tall shy guy with a great
smile will put you at ease.
Not the flamboyant type,
Stinson is exactly the kind of
person you want to do business
and bred, he epitomizes all
of the Midwest values.
BESIDES INDEPENDENCE DAY,
there’s another reason for contractors
to celebrate July: Smart Irrigation
Month. As July is one of the
peak months for landscape water
usage, it’s a good time to look closely
at smart irrigation practices,
water-saving irrigation products
and water efficiency in general.
IN PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING, MULTI-TASKING IS
the name of the game. It’s a facet of the job that
keeps things interesting . . . and challenging.
Today’s multi-use loading, lifting and excavating
equipment makes the job much easier. But
deciding which equipment is right for your company
can be daunting.
A lot goes into a nice
looking lawn. A variety of
plants, trees and shrubs
might enhance the turf,
giving the yard a pleasing,
Fences, gateways, walls
and fountains are other
common fixtures. Yet for
all the ornamental beauty
add to the lawn, all the
more challenges there
are in maneuvering
around them once it’s
time to mow.
It's no mass government conspiracy that the availability of fresh
water is decreasing every day, while populations continue to rise
along with the demand for water. It's not as if there are more
freshwater sources today than there were a million years ago
-there aren't any new ones to tap into. Some scientists predict
that by the year 2050, more than one billion people in Asia alone
could face massive water shortages.
It wasn’t so long ago when a simple
planting job required the
work of an entire crew if you
wanted to get it done in a
timely fashion. When you had no
other choice than to dig each hole
by hand, lift each tree by hand,
plant each and every one of those
trees—you guessed it—by hand,
the job was no longer simple.