May 18, 2018 – Now that sunnier days are here, the City of Windsor, Ont. is looking to catch up on its mowing of parks and sports fields that were recently water-logged.
May 15, 2018 – Horticulturalist Frank Shang has led an interesting life after emigrating from his native China to Vancouver in 2001. He's been a beekeeper, winemaker and TV and radio personality, but has made his mark in landscaping. His company was recently named "best landscaping business" in the 2018 Best of Richmond Awards.
May 15, 2018 – Three Canadian baseball fields – two in Alberta, one in Ontario – have been hit this past week by powerful dust devils. The vertical vortexes of air resemble small tornadoes and occurred each time while games were being played. The anomalies had sufficient power to pick up lawn chairs and other objects to heights surpassing the backstop fences and throw them about.
May 14, 2018 – With summer right around the corner, it's time to watch out for ticks. The tiny insects spread Lyme disease, but, for many, seemingly unrelated health problems can exist for years without them knowing.
May 11, 2018 – Giant hogweed plants are springing up throughout Brampton, Ont., including Sheridan College's Davis campus, presenting a serious health threat to those who come in contact with the noxious weed.
May 10, 2018 – Two newly renovated greens at the Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club will be ready for play this weekend. Although the course opened for play three weeks ago, the new ninth and 10th greens still needed time to become golf-ready.
May 10, 2018 – Flood waters are receding at the Grand Falls Golf Club in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, and it is hoped the course will be ready for play by May 18. As recently as April 30, however, much of the golf course, the parking lot and the part of the road leading to the front gate were under water.
May 10, 2018 – The new owner of the Tilbury (Ont.) Golf Club is a familiar name in golf, but he's not THAT guy. Former course superintendent Arnie Palmer has become the 18-hole course's new owner after closing the deal at the end of April.
May 9, 2018 – Wood chips and certain trees may make for attractive landscaping features, but they are also fire risks, the president of Fire Smart Canada says.
May 9, 2018 – Weather Network reporter Nathan Coleman is urging people to think twice before mowing dandelions under on their home lawns. He said bees are hungry after coming out of winter and need the dandelions for their survival.
May 9, 2018 – Durham College's main outdoor athletic field will be converted to artificial turf later this summer, allowing for more student events to take place at the Oshawa campus. The FIFA-certified sports field is expected to be ready for varsity training camps.
May 9, 2018 – Golfers are being warned to watch out for grizzly bears just as Kananaskis Country Golf Course is ready for its long-awaited reopening. Several grizzlies have been spotted in the area of the Alberta golf course that had been shut down for five years following a devastating flood.
May 17, 2018 – A Kitchener-area lawn care professional says aerating and overseeding lawns is an ideal way to choke out weeds, including dandelions. An a University of Guelph academic adds that regular fertility will produce the best lawns.
May 16, 2018 – A little bit of natural precipitation over the next few days will perk up dried out conditions at the La Verendrye Golf Club near Steinbach, Man., the club's manager has said. Tank watering is being done, much to golfers' dismay.
May 10, 2018 – Drought has beset southern Manitoba, affecting everything from farm land to golf courses. Cracks in the ground at the Old Drover's Run Golf Course in Niverville clearly reveal how parched conditions have become.
May 10, 2018 – While much of Atlantic Canada has been praying for rain to go away, the opposite is true in most of Manitoba. The superintendent at Quarry Oaks in Steinbach said a dry fall followed by one of the driest Aprils on record has left the golf course thirsty.
Lawn care professionals need to get out in front of a problem before it starts, incorporating integrated pest management into their programs, an audience of lawn care practitioners attending the Ontario Turfgrass Symposium were told in February.
Sodium and bicarbonates in the soil are a “big deal” and can rob golf courses of their nutrient dollar, superintendents attending BrettYoung’s annual spring turf academy were told in March at the Links of Kent Golf Club in Chatham, Ont.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ontario’s cosmetic pesticide ban, and some lawn care professionals are still lamenting that they can no longer use some of the pest control products they once took for granted.
Sharp mower blades promote healthier turf. When they’re dull, it makes turf more prone to disease, and golfers will see first-hand how substandard a course looks and how poorly it performs.
Divots are a natural occurrence in the game of golf. They are particularly abundant on par three tees, especially when a hole is short enough to warrant a wedge or nine-iron shot to the green. They are also commonly found in the fairways of par four and five holes, especially from approach distances that are reachable for most recreational golfers.
An iron chelate herbicide will be applied to 60 per cent of Edmonton's sports fields this year to combat dandelions. No longer able to use 2,4-D, the city will apply the iron-based herbicide up to four times this summer.
The City of Toronto's parks, forestry and recreation department is dedicated toward delivering safe and functional parkland and providing the economical, environmental and aesthetic recreational values associated with healthy parkland. Helping to meet the city's mandate is its integrated plant health care program that was founded in 2002 in response to new pesticide legislation Toronto was ready to adopt.
Sodium and bicarbonates in the soil are a “big deal” and can rob golf courses of their nutrient dollar, superintendents attending BrettYoung’s annual spring turf academy were told in March at the Links of Kent Golf Club in Chatham, Ont.
May 18, 2018 – Property owners in Powell River, B.C. can face fines of $150 if they don't comply with a new bylaw that enforces tidiness and property maintenance on home and commercial sites.
May 18, 2018 – A more "aggressive" approach is being taken in Edmonton to combat dandelions. The first of nearly 1,500 sports fields has already been treated, with the first round of treatment expected to be completed within two to three weeks.
May 17, 2018 – A $3.8-million, multi-use artificial turf field at a Nanaimo high school was officially dedicated yesterday. The new field replaces a previous natural field associated with mud and rabbit holes.
May 16, 2018 – Residents of Coquitlam, B.C. have been given permission to plant low shrubs and flowers on boulevards separating their front sidewalk and the street as a means of dealing with chafer grubs.
May 15, 2018 – Residents of Brampton, Ont. are being told to keep their properties neat and tidy or face being fined. Five areas are being targeted in the city bylaw: trees, grass and weeds, stagnant water, debris and boulevard maintenance.
May 15, 2018 – The Town of Bonnyville, Alta. is looking to construct two new baseball diamonds to accommodate the growing interest and enrolment in local minor baseball. The local minor baseball association told town council it has $100,000 in seed money to get the project started.
May 15, 2018 – The first phase of a six-part "Field of Dreams" project at Trafalgar Sports Park in Georgetown, Ont. has been approved by Halton Hills town council. The premium baseball diamond project is tagged at $2.8 million.
May 15, 2018 – Untreated stormwater will be used to irrigate parks in a new Saskatoon neighbourhood as part of a pilot project aimed at saving money and reducing the city's carbon footprint.
May 11, 2018 – The local minor baseball organization in Prince Edward County in Ontario is asking local municipal council to foot the bill to have a large electronic scoreboard it was provided Wellington Baseball Park but could not afford to install.
May 10, 2018 – A campground that will be situated between the 17th and 18th holes at Eaglepoint Golf Resort in Kamloops has been given the green light to begin construction. City council approved the project that will allow 70 campsites to be built on the property.
May 8, 2018 – The City of Kitchener has drafted a new strategy to protect and develop its forest cover. The city previously had no real plan to ensure its urban canopy could remain healthy and withstand changing climates and urban life.
May 8, 2018 – The future of the McArthur Island golf course property in Kamloops may be decided tonight at a meeting of city council. A number of recommendations have been made for the shut down golf course.
May 17, 2018 – Americhem, a designer and manufacturer of custom colour masterbatch, functional additives, engineered compounds and performance technologies, now offers a wider breadth of customized solutions to meet the needs of its customers.
May 16, 2018 – Unique Lighting Systems has introduced its new Flex Gold Vivid Series LED lamps, available in two adjustable colour types.
May 15, 2018 – High-performance jump starting is now available in a compact package designed for power-starved jobsite professionals. The Weego 66 is the most rugged 12-volt lithium-ion jump starting power pack among Weego's line of portable power products.
May 10, 2018 – Professional turfgrass managers in Ontario, limited by the number of pest control products legally available for use under the provincial cosmetic pesticide ban, have a newly-registered product they can add to their toolbox.
May 9, 2018 – A rear camera kit has been added to the list of available options for the Bobcat skid steer and compact track loaders.
May 8, 2018 – Both knives and tools can be sharpened with the same device – the AnySharp Multi-Tool Sharpener.
A new concept in wide-area rolling has been presented by Progressive Turf Equipment. Its Pro-Roll 10 and Pro-Roll 15 are versatile wide-area turf rollers with 10-feet, eight-inch or 15-foot rolling widths.
Both professionals and homeowners can safely and efficiently prune trees and other shrubbery at height with Bahco's new line of extended reach pruning tools.
Making its debut on the market, the RB-80 and RB-100 spreaders from Echo Power Equipment Canada have been designed to maximize productivity with patented technology and high-quality components.
Toro's EPA WaterSense-certified spray heads are now available. The Toro Company was the recipient of a 2017 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense excellence award, earning EPA certification for its range of 570Z Series spray heads with built-in pressure regulation.
The company that invented the stand-on mower is now offering a 42-inch deck on its Stander Intensity mower.
KIOTI Tractor has expanded its CK10SE Series with four new models available across North America.

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