June 8, 2018 – Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.'s Taurus Field is ready for its grand opening. The $9.6-million artificial turf sports facility will accommodate soccer, football, rugby and field lacrosse.
June 8, 2018 – The owner of a Toronto-area landscaping business says the industry must become more proactive as pressure continues to mount in attempts to silence leaf blowers. He said the industry needs to get ahead of the game before leaf blower bans are introduced.
June 6, 2018 – A 50 per cent increase in the number of Lyme disease cases reported in Canada in 2017 was realized from the year before, and experts are forecasting another significant increase this year.
June 5, 2018 – The future of Canada’s professional turf and grounds maintenance industry is in good hands. From coast to coast, several bright, young superstars have been making a difference in the industry, paving the way for the next wave of up-and-coming professionals. This week, we profile the third (in alphabetical order) of our Top 10 Under 40 roster of selected recipients: Brett Finlayson.
I can still vividly recall the day I turned 10. It was my first milestone birthday and was a big deal for me. If someone asked me my age, I proudly said I was 10, as in two digits. My life as a single digit youth was over.
It’s humid and the temperatures are soaring. You’ve been working hard for hours. You feel dizzy, have a pounding headache, and your intense thirst suddenly reminds you that it’s been hours since you’ve paused to drink something. You may be dehydrated, and that can cause severe health problems if left unchecked.
Snow and ice may be the last thing on most people’s minds during the heat and humidity of June. For landscapers who make their living doing snow removal in the off-season, however, it’s time to turn thoughts toward winter success.
In a crowded market, it can be tough for landscape contractors to set themselves apart from other businesses offering essentially the same services. However, with an ever-increasing concern for the environment, and awareness of our individual carbon footprints and harmful fuel emissions, incorporating services that promote sustainability and reduce emissions provides a way for contractors to stand out from the crowd.
Quiet. That word describes, perfectly, the new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel just introduced by Ford. I’ve driven it, stood beside it while idling and floored it uphill while towing – it is eerily quiet. This trait, plus the power it makes, now available in the F-150, makes this introduction a true milestone in the history of the F-series.  And, as of today, you can order this diesel engine in your new half-ton – a first in the 70-year life of the brand.
Sports turf managers have common responsibilities no matter where they work in Canada. Yet their jobs can differ significantly, depending on the quality and quantity of fields in their care, whether they are caring for natural or artificial fields, whether the fields are privately owned or are administered by the municipality, and depending on the level of communications between the manager and the fields’ user groups.
Now that the growing season has (finally) arrived in most of Canada following a winter season that didn’t want to leave the stage and stuck around long enough for an encore or two, we have the usual concerns associated with outdoor work.
June 4, 2018 – Tent caterpillars remain a mystery in Canada. Researchers are trying to determine why their populations surge about every 10 years and are trying to predict when they will crash.
June 4, 2018 – A major overhaul of the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course near Edmonton is nearly complete, and golf will soon be played again on the completely restored layout. A $3-million investment was made into the two-year project.
June 1, 2018 – A double amputee lawn care professional from Regina has received the gift of a mobility scooter after his story went viral only days ago. The mother and son owners of a small business were inspired by the man's story and purchased the scooter for him. 
June 1, 2018 – A volunteer-driven lawn mowing service for residents in need in Alberta's Strathcona County is in full swing for the season. Lawn Busters assists those who are physically unable to mow their own lawns and have financial need.

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