Grounds maintenance information galore
For lawn and grounds managers who need information on landscaping gear, lawn and power equipment, and grounds maintenance and turf care products, there are no better sources than Govpro.com and Government Product News (GPN).
A Penton sister site, Grounds Maintenance, also produces a wealth of information on turf and grounds management and related topics. Grounds Maintenance is for golf and green industry professionals.
For Govpro.com visitors, here’s a brief rundown of the most-read articles ranked six to 10 that appeared on the Grounds Maintenance website in the past year. (View the top 5 grounds maintenance stories.)
No doubt about it, slopes can be a headache. In fact, just about any maintenance function is more difficult on a slope, and there’s no magical way around it. However, slopes can be invaluable site features for aesthetic as well as functional reasons.
Irrigation valves are highly reliable and will last for years if properly cared for. But valves can be difficult to troubleshoot because many of the parts that could be causing the problems are hidden. By learning how irrigation valves work, grounds professionals can troubleshoot almost any problem.
Landscaping crews create surface drainage by grading an area so that water collects and flows to a lower elevation away from the site. Regardless of surface characteristics, when it comes to surface drainage, slope is the most important issue to consider.
Correct weed identification allows grounds professionals to research the proper control for pest problems. There are some weeds common to nearly all 50 states, but others are found only in small geographic areas. A variety of resources (listed in article) should help make the job a bit easier.
10. Over do it
If you find that the turf you manage has suffered from disease, drought and insect damage, you might want to look at doing some renovation by overseeding areas that have been affected.
Set your Web browser to GovPro.com to read about government products, procurement, administration and related topics, including grounds maintenance topics.
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