Lawn Management Articles

  • What’s Best For Long Grass – A Topper Or A Flail Mower?

    After a few spring showers all of a sudden our pastures and meadows are becoming jungles as the grass shoots up overnight. If you’re in the market for a mower to attach to your compact tractor or quad bike, there are lots to choose from. Perhaps too much… With the bewildering range of different mowers available, what’s best for your needs? ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Which Compact Tractor Should I Buy?

    One of the more significant purchases a smallholder is likely to make is a compact tractor. If you’ve put off investing in one until now you may be worried about making the wrong choice and not getting the value you need out of your investment. Here we share some of the ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Blueberry Farm Bird Protection Tips

    It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! The leaves are turning green, the sun is staying out later and the birds have migrated north for the summer. Well, if you’re a blueberry farmer, you know that the latter may cause some headaches for your prosperous berries. Birds, like humans, love the taste of these berries and will go to great lengths to get their fair share of the tasty ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • LCA case study on lawn establishment and maintenance with various peat and compost contents in substrates

    The environmental impacts of the establishment and maintenance of lawn, including the production and use of various substrates, were analyzed by life cycle assessment (LCA). The project focused on comparing substrates with different peat and compost contents using pilot substrates and developed a calculation tool to optimize landscaping from an ecological perspective. The impact categories ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Mowing mitigates bioactivity of neonicotinoid insecticides in nectar of flowering lawn weeds and turfgrass guttation

    Systemic neonicotinoid insecticides are used to control of turfgrass insect pests. We tested their transference into nectar of flowering lawn weeds or grass guttation droplets which, if high enough, could be hazardous to bees or other insects that feed on such exudates. We applied imidacloprid or clothianidin to turf with white clover, followed by irrigation, and used LC‐MS/ MS to analyze ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Is Tree Plantation Sustainable?

    According to, say oxford dictionary, Sustainability is that capacity or ability of something that enables it to maintain itself. It includes taking some initiative today that might have long-term benefit. If something you are doing is said to be “sustainable”, it should have the ability to continue forever. So is tree plantation sustainable? Living sustainability refers to us, the ...


    By Enviro Frontier

  • Should I Buy Lawn Mowers Online Or Is This A Bad Decision?

    If you are in the market for a new mower, you might be tempted to look online and purchase the same way you do your clothes and groceries. Some people, however, are hesitant to take the plunge and click submit because they aren’t sure whether this is the best way to shop. So, should you purchase lawn mowers online or would this be a bad decision? In this ...


    By Hastings Mowers

  • A Green Revolution of the Synthetic Kind

    Richard is a happy man. He stands barefoot in the grass, watching his kids running around on his front lawn, chasing and falling all over each other like puppies. The only thing different in Richard’s front yard, compared to the other yards in his neighborhood, is that his is still green.  While drought may have left the rest of the yards dry and brown, Richard’s lawn somehow ...


    By Forest Grass

  • How To Compare Commercial Ride On Mowers

    There are plenty of professions that would require the use of a commercial ride on mower – perhaps you work for a gardening or landscaping company that looks after private properties or perhaps you work for a council and are in charge of maintaining local parks. For whatever reason, choosing an appropriate mower for your needs should be your main focus otherwise you are setting yourself up ...


    By Ride On Mowers Online

  • River Erosion

    With extensive frontage along the banks of the River Thames, the grounds of the world famous Henley Management College are much used by students and visitors alike. But when wave action and signal crayfish burrowing undermined a quarter of a mile of the riverbank revetments to the point where the lawns were being undercut by deep water-filled caverns, urgent remedial action was required. The ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Friends university Davis hall, Wichita, Kansas - Case Study

    When officials at Friends University, Wichita, wanted to beautify the exterior of the newly renovated historic Davis Hall, they knew they would have to remove the large driveway leading up to the main entrance from the front gate. But what if emergency or maintenance vehicles needed to gain access to Davis Hall? The solution was a geosynthetically reinforced porous pavement system that looks like ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • An improved method for simulating divot injury on turfgrass

    Divot recovery has been investigated on many turfgrass species and a number of acceptable methods have been developed to simulate divots for those studies. In an effort to enhance the speed and reliability in simulating divot injuries, a divot-making machine was developed using a motorized lawn edger equipped with multiple saw blades stacked to a width similar to that of a divot. The uniformity ...

  • Case Study: Forest Lawn

    Built in the 1920's, Forest Lawn's Hall of Crucifixion/Resurrection has become a major tourist attraction. The Hall is notable for its 70-foot-high ornate plaster ceiling and 200-foot wide paintings - mounted on hidden tracks and presented in sequence during daily presentations. The Museum houses famous paintings, valuable jewels, coins, and artifacts.Ellis has designed and administered several ...

  • Recent mechanical cultivation of lawns enhances lime application efficacy

    While the relationship between soil acidity and thatch accumulation in maintained lawns has been reported, interacting effects of cultivation and surface lime applications on soil acidity have not. The experimental objective was to determine how antecedent mechanical cultivation of mature turfgrasses interacts with surface application of liming agents to neutralize soil acidity within the upper ...

  • Effect of defoliation severity on regrowth and nutritive value of perennial ryegrass dominant swards

    The height or mass to which swards are defoliated can potentially affect regrowth. A field study was undertaken to determine the response of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) dominant swards to defoliation severity over repeated defoliations during a period of low water-soluble carbohydrate (WSC) accumulation (late spring to mid-autumn due to active leaf growth and relatively high ...

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