Lawn Management Articles

  • Disc and Drum Mower Blades: Blade Safety Case Study

    When in the process of operating most types of agricultural harvesting equipment, the safety of the operator, as well as bystanders, must be of utmost importance. This is especially true for disc and drum agricultural mowing equipment. Disc and drum mowers cut the crop in preparation for harvest utilizing the “blade impact” method—similar to how a lawn mower blade cuts the grass ...


    By Kondex Corporation

  • 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.

  • 5 Essential Farm Implements For Smallholders

    What are your top tools or farm implements that make life as a smallholder that much easier? What’s on your Christmas wish list or gets regular use around your plot? We asked our team to share their essential implements and have created the Farm Tech Supplies Top 5 List of Farm Implements! If you have a trusted piece of farm equipment you couldn’t do without, ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Cold Weather Maintenance

    Brrrrr! It’s cold out there! In severely cold weather, it is important to remember that your equipment maintenance regime should be even more vigilant. Some special attention is needed for machines that are actually used during these cold months. Your lawn mower, brush cutter, and wood chipper will likely be fine sitting in the shed all winter, but machines such as snow blowers will ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • Compost Express—How to Make Compost in Half the Time

    Fall is a terrific time for making compost, partly because leaves—which have a way of coming down this time of year—are a fantastic source of soil enriching nutrients. And since you probably plan to remove all those leaves from your lawn anyway, recycling them into your compost pile is a win-win proposition. Since leaves need to break down in order to integrate with the ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • 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.

  • Private Residence, Half Moon Bay, CA - Case Study

    Project Name: Private Residence Products: Rainstore3 Applications:  Water Harvesting for Landscaping City: Half Moon Bay State/Province: California Install Date:  June 2013 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Major transport mechanisms of pyrethroids in residential settings and effects of mitigation measures

    The major pathways for transport of pyrethroids were determined in runoff studies conducted at a full scale test facility in central California. The six replicate house lots were typical of front lawns and house fronts of California residential developments and consisted of stucco walls, garage doors, driveways, and residential lawn irrigation sprinkler systems. Each of the six lots also ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Gill WindSonic used on robotic mower case study

    Gill WindSonic ultrasonic wind sensor provides wind speed and direction data for positioning system on robotic mower. Since its launch in 2002 the Gill WindSonic ultrasonic wind sensor has been used in a wide range of applications and has recently been selected by Precise Path Robotics, Inc. based in Indianapolis, IN USA to form an essential part of the positioning system on the RG3, a ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Reuse of treated wastewater and sewage sludge for fertilization and irrigation

    The objective of the present work was to assess the short term potential of treated wastewater and sewage sludge for ornamental lawn fertilization and irrigation. A field experiment was performed and the following treatments were considered: sewage sludge application + irrigation with public water; sewage sludge application + irrigation with treated wastewater; irrigation with public water; ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn, Knoxville, Tennessee - Case study

    Project Name: World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn Product: Grasspave2  Application: Performance Lawn/Parking for buses, trucks and state set up City: Knoxville State/Province: Tennessee Install Date: July ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Stellar Air Park Estates, Chandler, Arizona - Case study

    Project Name: Stellar Air Park Estates Product: Grasspave2  Application: RV Access City: Chandler State/Province: Arizona Install Date: May 2002 Install Size: ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Nitrogen source and rate effects on the establishment of ‘TifSport’ and ‘Tifway’ hybrid bermudagrass

    In the southeast United States, the most popular vegetatively propagated hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis Pers. L.) has long been the cultivar Tifway. In recent years, however, southern turf managers choosing cultivars for lawns, golf course fairways, or athletic fields have a newer option: ‘TifSport’ hybrid bermudagrass, also a vegetative selection. Although the use of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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