URBANA, MARYLAND. Frederick Area Landscape Contractors and Nurserymen (FALCAN), an industry association in Maryland’s Frederick, Montgomery, and Carroll Counties, teamed with Maryland State Police to convene a truck and trailer safety seminar here on August 10. The seminar was for the benefit of contractors, drivers and anyone […]
Alpine Services Proposes Alternate Approach to Disposing of Snow Mountain at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC
When a winter storm dubbed Snowzilla dropped 19-24 inches of snow on Washington, DC, in 29 hours on January 22-23, transportation officials scrambled to clear the streets. It soon became apparent that the usual method of plowing snow wouldn’t […]
Georgetown University wanted to build a new volleyball court for student use between three of its dormitories. They specified a regulation court that was to meet the needs of several classes of play and remain dry and playable in an outdoor setting. The university provided the initial […]
A 13-acre, high-priority parking lot received 36”+ of snow; the snow was hauled to a remote location on the lot and stacked with large wheeled loaders. Two weeks later, after the pile was frozen, the owner determined that […]
Big snow blowers are usually priced on an hourly basis that can seem expensive even though the cost per ton of snow moved can be quite small. The point is, when you rent a blower, you want to keep it working. Consider […]
Alpine recently completed the base for a cool synthetic turf field for the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. The field, in the Lakelands Park community, is guaranteed to be no more than 10 degrees above the ambient temperature at all times.
The temperature guarantee […]
Athletic field managers often seek an organic source for humus to combat compaction, enhance water holding, and counter low cation exchange capacities (CEC) in athletic field soils. Compost is essential to growing good grass (and keeping your job).
Many good groundspeople turn to compost for aid and […]
Now is the time to prepare grass athletic fields for winter (and next spring) with Alpine’s 3-step, Punch-N-Fill process
Alpine highly recommends shattering the earth via a Punch-N-Fill process now (late fall) as the best way to leverage nature’s remarkable winter rejuvenating tendency and to assure healthy athletic fields in the spring.
The process includes several steps beginning with aeration using an […]
Deep athletic field compaction, the number one enemy of turf grass, poses assorted problems from poor drainage to dry surface soil and knotty grass, etc. Most fields have a compacted “plow layer” just below the reach of aerators.
Until recently, turf managers were left with two […]