Alabama man thanks a veteran in Maynard by mowing his lawn

The article below recently ran on the WickedLocal-Maynard webpage, 5/24/19.  “He has become a legend of sorts and on May 24, Rodney Smith Jr., an Alabama man who has been touring the United States with his mower – G.I. Moe – to show his appreciation for veterans, made his way to Maynard. While he was in town he mowed the …

“Why you should avoid raking grass clippings…” from Bob Mann

The following article appeared on the front page of USA TODAY, the Thursday, May 2, 2019 edition, featuring a conversation with Bob Mann with NALP and a member of MALCP. “If you’re cleaning up grass clippings after mowing the lawn, you’re likely losing money and wasting time. That’s because grass clippings hold valuable nutrients that can fertilize your lawn, experts …

April is… National Lawn Care Month!

SPREAD THE WORD! The start of the spring season is the perfect time to harness the public’s excitement about the outdoors and remind them about the benefits of a well cared for lawn! Access our Lawn Care Month Toolkit for facts, resources, infographics, photos, and a logo that can be used in your social media and client communications to help …

People Really Do Care How Your Yard Looks — Here’s Proof

Lawn care tips probably aren’t top-of-mind for any homeowner-to-be. Even veteran homeowners and house renters—at least those without a passion for landscape design ideas and mowing—probably avoid thinking about their yards as much as possible. While this approach may be good for staying focused on more pressing matters, it does ignore the fact that lawns and yards are more important …

Varroa mite detected at Port of Melbourne on a ship from United States

The potentially devastating varroa mite, which could wipe out the Australian beekeeping industry, has been detected in Victoria. A bee colony infested with the varroa mite was detected on Wednesday at the Port of Melbourne on a ship from the United States. A colony was found in a wooden crate and tests revealed some bees were infested with varroa mite, …

Toro Co. invests in Boston-based developer of drone technology for turf grass

By Nick Williams  –  Staff reporter, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal The Toro Co., a Bloomington-based provider of mowers and irrigation systems for golf courses around the world, has made a minority equity investment in a Boston company that develops technology for automated drones to analyze turf grass. Terms of Toro’s investment was not disclosed. Boston-based GreenSight Agronomics combines …

Applying for a Pesticide Exam, License, and Renewal through the ePLACE Portal

The Pesticide Program conducts the examination, licensing, and certification of pesticide applicators. MDAR presents the new Online Data System known as the ePLACE Portal. This portal is part of an initiative to bring all agencies within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs into an online permitting and authorization system. This system provides an easy and convenient way for …

Goats Gorge On Grass To Protect Lemon Grove From Wildfires

LEMON GROVE, CA – For city officials in Lemon Grove, wildfire hazards really get their goat – or actually, a lot of goats. As has been the case periodically for a decade in the eastern San Diego County town, a herd of goats is voraciously eating open-space vegetation that otherwise would pose worrisome fire hazards as springtime warmth gives way …