August 2017

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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www.spor 27 August 2017 // 800-273-8873 Aerate & Amend in One Pass Aerate for Compaction Relief Amend Soil for Lasting Effects N O T H I N G E L S E L I K E D R Y J E C T Used by top university and NFL sports turf managers for grass fields, now you can afford the best for your fields too! Compaction relief, improved drainage, healthier turf, plus happier athletes and parents. Call your authorized DryJect Service Center today for a free demonstration. The DryJect Effect See the green colored sand? Compaction is shattered, soil amended in the blink of an eye. SIMPLY AMAZING! planning diffi cult. But spray remains the most popular management tool in shrub care with relatively short plants and signifi cantly lower equipment costs than in tree care. Unsung heroes Shrubs are asked to do many things in the landscape: provide struc- ture, provide color, provide texture, provide screening, and yet they remain overlooked by the casual viewer. When it comes to mainte- nance, the client often wants the shrubs to look perfect. Particularly in highly manicured landscape designs, shrubs are one of the top reasons a maintenance contractor may receive a callback. Keeping an eye out for potential health issues, and employing quick man- agement tools can keep these unsung heroes looking their best, and keep your clients happy. /ST/ Brandon M. Gallagher Watson is a Certifi ed Arborist and creative director at Rainbow Treecare Scientifi c Advancements. This article originally appeared in SportsTurf's sister publication Landscape and Irrigation. PGRs keep shrub growth in check. Shrubs are the unsung heroes of landscapes.

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