Profiles
May 22, 2019 – A Regina man has no problem with dandelions on his lawn and will even visit his neighbours to harvest the weeds from their lawns so that he can incorporate them into his daily diet. He uses dandelions in his tea, salads and wine.
May 21, 2019: The class of 2019 of Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 has been helping to shape the future of the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry since entering the profession, and these young individuals are poised to ensure that the qualities of leadership, innovation and teamwork are in strong supply for years to come.
May 21, 2019 – A "farmdener" with expertise in both soil science and horticulture says mixing plastic with soil is a bad combination. Those who use black plastic sheeting as mulch to keep weeds away are suffocating plant roots and microorganisms.
May 16, 2019 – A Sault Ste. Marie man who was laid off from his job in the steel industry three decades ago reflects on how that prompted him to start his own landscaping business, which has since flourished.
May 7, 2019 – Ask most people what type of mail they dread receiving and they’ll agree it’s bills. You shuffle through the stack of envelopes pulled from the mailbox and those with the transparent windows are the ones that elicit that woeful sigh, letting you know it’s time to pay up again.
May 14, 2019 – What began as a post-graduation adventure on the other side of the world with a few friends has evolved into a life changing career experience for an Edmonton-area man. Upon the completion of his studies in turfgrass management at Olds College in 2000, Grant Cantin and a group of friends embarked on a trip to Australia, with enough money to enjoy themselves in the land down under for nine or 10 months.
May 16, 2019 – Ticks are crawling back into the news and carrying with them the potential for Lyme disease. The number of reported Lyme disease cases in Canada between 2009 and 2016 rose from 144 cases to 992, and the areas where blacklegged ticks are found is growing.
May 10, 2019 – Consider this editorial a pre-emptive strike for a story that appears in this issue. The story in question is a profile of a lawn care company in St. Catharines, Ont. that has adopted a no-fertilizer, no-pesticide approach toward achieving healthy lawns for its customers.
May 3, 2019 – While a number of other golf courses in Canada have reached the end of the road, Nova Scotia's Abercrombie Golf Club is marking its 100th anniversary this year.
May 2, 2019 – Rotary Republic Park in Portage la Prairie is said to be one of the finest sports parks in Manitoba and possibly Western Canada. Dave Oshust of the municipality's parks maintenance department said the fields came through the winter in excellent shape and are already being used for soccer and baseball.
May 1, 2019 – A local landscaping company and a group of volunteers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to look after the yard of a Kelowna couple in need. The wife has been battling cancer and her husband has been putting in 60 hours of work each week to support her. His work and her needs haven't allowed time for the necessary yard work to be done.
April 30, 2019 – Four times as many ticks have been reported in the Niagara region compared to the same time frame a year ago. Among the 85 ticks plucked and placed in jars for reporting, 80 have been identified as the blacklegged species that can potentially spread Lyme disease.
April 5, 2019 – Landscape Ontario's Congress tends to get bigger and better with each passing year. It's not only the place to be for those long engaged in the landscaping industry, but for anyone thinking of entering the trade.
April 4, 2019 – KIOTI Tractor is teaming up with 2014 Olympic gold medal champion curlers, Team Brad Jacobs, on a multi-year partnership, becoming a sponsor of the highly accoladed team from Northern Ontario.
April 2, 2019 – The head groundskeeper at Boston's Fenway Park has written a new book that chronicles his experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder and serves as an inspirational story for others suffering from PTSD. The book, by David Mellor, is called One Base at a Time: How I Survived PTSD and Found My Field of Dreams.
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