Archive for the ‘turf’ tag
So much good stuff this week, it was hard to pick. But I have to say my favorite is the above video, which illustrates exactly how an engineer’s mind differs from the rest of ours. What would happen if we took that racing bike and put it inside that riding mower? To the shop!
- Another reason to fear ants: They’ve formed a colony as big as the world and (Eds: will likely soon) become self aware.
- Eye candy: The insides of golf balls.
- L.A. expands turf buy-back program.
- Do you have a Bobby?
- For the designers: Very cool moveable fractal garden.
- Above: Are crash helmets and road rash guards part of your crew uniforms yet?
Lots of cool turf news this week, some more brain-twisting than others. Also: Why you should keep your tailgate up. Have a good week.
- Home sales are at their highest level in three years.
- 400-year-old frozen plant brought back to life. Thanks, science! (via NYBG)
- Go deeper: Your cousin, the blade of grass.
- Positive turfgass news from EPA.
- Truck aerodynamics info from GM.
- Related: Mythbusters on the enternal tailgate up-or-down debate.
- Above: The Detroit Mower Gang. Another reason the Motor City is full of badasses.
Here’s our weekly digest of fun and interesting stuff from the world of the web. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
- Property managers have the happiest jobs in America. (via @austinoutdoor)
- Related: Surprising (to some) six-figure jobs.
- ValleyCrest channels L. Frank Baum in Los Angeles.
- Housing reports are too sunny. (via @jasoncupp)
- How to store hand-held equipment.
- How Americans are distributed around Starbucks.
- Above: Rick Brandenberg: Turf, bugs and rock and roll at NCSU.
This one is courtesy of Jack Harrell, owner and president of the eponymous chemical distributor. He’s the subject of our June Q&A, where he talks about the company’s push to the national stage. Here, he explains how he’s grown the business over the past 30 years.
We’re still family-owned and pretty nimble. We can jump on opportunities pretty quickly. The second thing is that if you don’t grow, you plateau. I’m always looking for ways to grow our company, but do it on the top line, the bottom line … the whole nine yards. But we don’t want to get too far afield of what we do best. Boring is beautiful.
Keep your eyes open for the June issue hitting mailboxes soon.
Not surprisingly, our beloved Cleveland Browns won’t be making an appearance in this weekend’s big game. So really, we don’t care who takes home the Lombardi Trophy. We just want good football, good commercials and good food.
However, thanks to R&S Landscaping, we came across this interesting analysis that says the New York Giants will win. Why? The turf. Both the Giants and the New England Patriots play on FieldTurf, the same artificial turf installed at Lucas Oil Stadium. Artificial turf usually favors teams with better speed, according to an analysis by The Bleacher Report. And, this year, that would be the Giants.
Take it as you will. Our hope for this weekend is to just not commit any of these Super Bowl faux pas.
Here’s a short list of the best stuff our editors have found this week.
- Would you give your employees $50,000 if they stayed with you for five years? This guy does.
- Company CEOs usually drive SUVs and brown bag their lunches.
- Florida readers: A December seminar in Orlando on how to run your numbers better. Other states: This could be coming to a city near you – check out their events page to see.
- Above: A brief video from Pam Sherrat, a turfgrass professor at Ohio State University, that outlines the benefits of turf.
- A great post from ValleyCrest’s Richard Restuccia on what water means to the world.
- An essay on the benefits of keeping your company small.