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PGMS: Adapting Practices for Sustainability

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PGMS: 3 Key Principles on Sustainability

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PGMS: Conserving Water for Sustainability

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Understanding Three Sustainability Principles in Grounds Management

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Grounds Watch: Understanding Benefits of Trees

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Grounds Watch: Understanding Benefits of Trees

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Commitment to Sustainability Drives Arizona State Facilities Maintenance Director

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Water Woes: Restrictions Hit Eastern U.S.

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DeWalt Boosts Battery Power with Lithium-Ion System

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Lux Features Cut From Over-budget Denver VA Hospital

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Bird Dogged: Volunteers Rescue Thousands After Building Collisions

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‘Bark Ranger’ Gives Grounds Managers a Safety Boost

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Universities and Colleges Turning to Utility Vehicles

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Utility Vehicles Deliver Reliability that Grounds Managers Covet

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Utility Vehicles Match Needs for Increased Power, Performance

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Utility Vehicle Recalled Due to Crash Hazard

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Most Facilities use too much Salt During Snow and Ice Events

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Survey: Facility Water Conservation Measures In California

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University of Texas Offers Mowing Sustainability Challenges

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Propane, Organic Soils Among University of Texas Sustainability Priorities

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University of Texas Looks to Sustainable Future

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Public-Private Investment Proposed to Help National Park Service Out of Deferred Maintenance Hole

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California Campus Capitalizes on Versatility of Utility Vehicles

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Specifying Utility Vehicles for Sustainability

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Impact of Staff on Utility Vehicle Decisions

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Strategies for Effective Irrigation Management

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Best Management Practices for Irrigation Issues

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Landscape Service Departments at Michigan State University Streamline Operations

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Mower Maintenance Plan Helps Extend Life of Fleet

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Follow Manufacturer's, Warranty Guidelines to Extend Mower Shelf Life

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Keeping Employees Safe Top Priority of Mower Fleet Management

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Supporting the Mower Fleet With Additional Attachments and Accessories

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Mower Maintenance: Solving the Staffing Issue

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Eliminates the use of Chemicals on Turf Areas as Part of Grounds Management Program

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Michigan State Grounds Management Groups Find Benefits from Sharing

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Landscape Service Departments at Michigan State University Streamline Operations

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Landscape Management Team Tracks Users' Needs at University

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Sharing Resources Results in Money-Saving Measures for Michigan State

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East Lansing, Michigan State Merge Some Grounds Operations to Save Money

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Green Roofs, Paved Areas Emerge as Sustainable Design Components

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Light-Construction Equipment Poses Buy or Rent Questions

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Understanding New Features and Functions of Light-Construction Equipment

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Application Considerations Essential When Deciding Upon Light-Construction Equipment

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Financial Impact on Landscape Equipment Important Factor

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Mowing Practices and Their Sustainability Connection

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Drought Impacts Sustainable Mowing Efforts

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Cut Height Crucial to Maintain Root Systems

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Five Minutes With Podcast: Hospital Says no to Pesticides for Turf Management

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Hospital Says no to Pesticides for Turf Management

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Making Smart Choices for Mowers Boosts Grounds Care Efforts

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Quality Customer Service Following Mower Purchase Important

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Turf Issues to Consider Beyond Purchasing Mower

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Green Savings, From the Grounds Equipment Up

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Organic Chemicals Produce Positive Results in New York School District

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Project Delivers Benefits to Grounds Care Department

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Grounds Department Identifies Savings from Centralization

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Revamped Grounds Operations Brings Savings, Synergy and Jobs

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Bird Control: Meeting the Challenge Sustainably

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Bird Control: Application Considerations

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Making a Successful Transition to Zone Maintenance

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Versatile Equipment Helps Managers Maintain Landscapes Cost-Effectively

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Alternative-Fuel Mowers Offer Benefits for Grounds Managers

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Technology Advances Streamline Grounds Care Tasks

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Mowers: Versatile Equipment for Snow, Leaf Removal

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Snow and Ice Removal: Pre-Treatment Strategies

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Seven Alternatives to Rock Salt

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Grounds Department Works To Secure Turf, Landscape Work

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Propane: A Viable Choice for Alternative Fuels

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Irrigation: How to Reduce Potable Water Use

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Grounds Care: What Plants Work Best for Xeriscaping

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Grounds Attachments: Assess Versatility, Dependability

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Grounds Care: Bioswales Offer Water-Management Benefits

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Grounds Care Attachments: Cost Not Most Important Factor

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Grounds Care: Resources for Sustainable Strategies

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City of Springfield (Mo.) Public Grounds Faces Adversity

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Grounds Department Employs Zone-Maintenance Approach

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Freeze in Hiring, Pay Increases Impacts Productivity

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Mowers: Purchasing Includes Product Research, Hands-On Evaluations

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Mower Specification: Consider Performance, Operator Training

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PRODUCT FOCUS: Mowers

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Snow and Ice Removal: Questions for Contractors

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Snow and Ice Removal: How to Price Services

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Concrete Coatings: Avoid Unexpected Costs

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Grounds Management: Crews Revamp Park's Landscapes, Hardscapes

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Snow & Ice Removal: Contracts and Recordkeeping

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Grounds Care: Designing, Maintaining Athletic Fields with Michael Tarantino

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Managers, Staff Team Up When Purchasing Mowers, Utility Vehicles

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Plant Specification: What is the Impact on Maintenance?

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Grounds Department Experiments with Bio-Diesel Fuel

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Grounds Management: Making Cost-Effective Equipment Purchases

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Equipment Purchases: Create a Specification Package

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Grounds Care: Special Events Threaten Landscape Health

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Snow and Ice Management: Safety Tips

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Smithsonian Gardens: Roof Garden Poses Maintenance Challenges

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Landscapes Play Role in Building Security Perimeter

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Bio-Diesel: Lack of Reliable Supply Prevents Widespread Use

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Mowers: 11-Foot Deck Vastly Improves Operator Productivity

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Snow & Ice Removal: Common Safety Precautions

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Snow & Ice Removal: Managing Anti-Icing and Deicing Materials

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Mowers Fuel Grounds Departments' Sustainability Initiatives

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Grounds Management: Utility Vehicles Replacing Pick-Up Trucks

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Green Grounds Care: Managers Focus on Irrigation Systems, Hand-Held Equipment

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Mowers: Mulching Decks Improve Turf Health

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Managers Discuss Performance of Alternative Fuels

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Sustainable Mowing: Taller Grass Resists Weeds

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Utility Vehicles: Assess Payload, Towing Capacity

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Utility Vehicles: Application Helps Determine Attachments

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Electric Utility Vehicles Bring Benefits, Questions

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Utility Vehicles: Training and Safety

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PRODUCTS: Utility Vehicles

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Turf Conversions Generate Rebates, Conserve Water

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Turf Conversions Require Construction, Horticultural Knowledge

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Snow and Ice: Contractor or In-House Staff

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Grounds Care Equipment: Assess Department Needs Before Purchasing

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Grounds Equipment: Rent, Lease or Buy

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Grounds Equipment Specification: Manufacturers Consult with Managers

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Grounds Care Attachment Directory

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Building Construction or Renovations Include Landscape Plan

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Facility, Grounds Managers Join Forces for Renovation Project

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Consider Climate, Disease Resistance When Specifying Plants

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Supervisors, Teams Maintain Key Landscape, Hardscape Items

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Initiative Releases Sustainable Landscapes Rating System

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Maintenance Practices Can Resist Pests

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Resort Retrofits Wastewater-Treatment System

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Crews Can Operate Propane-Powered Mowers on High-Ozone Days

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Bottom-Line Grounds Management with John Burns

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Grounds Management Comes of Age