Storehouse of useful grounds maintenance information
Both Govpro.com and Government Product News (GPN) produce a lot of coverage each year on grounds maintenance and turf care products, landscaping gear and lawn and power equipment. GPN, for instance, has four special sections each year on grounds and turf care.
A Penton sister grounds maintenance site, Grounds Maintenance, also issues a wealth of information on all things related to turf and grounds management. Grounds Maintenance is for golf and green industry professionals.
For Govpro.com visitors, here’s a brief rundown of the five most-read articles that appeared on the Grounds Maintenance Web site in the past year. (View the next 5 top grounds maintenance stories.)
The French drain is a time-honored system for eliminating excess water from low points and other areas prone to saturated soil. French drains are quite simple: in essence they are just trenches filled with gravel, with sand on top of that.
Do you remember how your chain saw cut when it was new or last equipped with a new cutting chain? It should cut like that — or better — every time you use it. If it’s not cutting like new, you’re wasting time, damaging your equipment and putting yourself at risk.
An important part of any successful landscaping project is choosing the building materials that will provide the look and durability you desire. Whether designing a patio or walkway, interlocking concrete pavers provide aesthetic beauty, functionality and durability for a project that will look great for years to come.
A variety of drainage products and techniques are available to grounds managers and superintendents. This article is a guide to the basics of drainage installation. It will help you complete your drainage project efficiently and professionally and will aid you when installing any kind of drainage system.
There is no technical mystery to sharpening a lawnmower blade. It just takes common sense and a bit of know-how. If you have a good bench grinder or a professional blade grinder, you can do a professional job.
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