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Fertigation: Putting Landscapes on a Liquid Diet

Power Water is a vitamin-fortified, pastel-colored container of H20 that is shiny packaged, and name-branded. Photo courtesy: EZ Flo Power Water is a vitamin-fortified, pastel-colored container of H20 that is shiny packaged, and name-branded. Equally as important, it is beginn    More
Saturday, April 1, 2006 JAMES HAMES


In a world of one-stop shopping, more and more landscape contractors are discovering that it is extremely profitable to offer add-on services to many of the projects they complete. Jobs that were once sub-contracted out, such as landscape maintenance, are now being seen as additional sources of revenue.    More
Sunday, May 1, 2005 RICHARD LENTI

Fertilizing Lawns for Spring

The science of soil and plant management (agronomy) is rather complex; to master its principles takes years of study and education.    More
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 RICHARD LENTI

Whats in the Bag?

When the pilgrims first arrived in America, they were taught by the indigenous people how to grow crops.    More
Thursday, January 1, 2004

What´s the Secret? Fertigation

His neighbors, some of whom spend many hours on their landscapes, know Bill doesn’t have much of a green thumb. He still uses the same landscaping service he’s had for many years, yet something is different.    More
Friday, February 1, 2002 Katherine Woodford

Organics: An Alternative to Synthetic Fertilizers

Organics: An Alternative to Synthetic Fertilizers /* /*]]>*/ by Rob Gluck Before the use of chemical fertilizers, the earth and animals worked together to enhanc    More
Thursday, June 1, 2000

Fertility from a Professional's Perspective

Like a skilled chef, a professional landscape manager takes pride in providing a well-balanced diet for those under his care. Furthermore, as a chef can be the backbone of a restaurant's reputation, skilled landscape technicians can build the reputation of their companies, too.    More
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Landscaping in China

On a recent trip to China, we visited a number of cities and towns. I found, to my surprise (happily, I might add), the concern the Chinese have for landscaping.   More
Wednesday, July 1, 1998 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Understanding Fertilizers

Understanding what's in the fertilizer bag or bottle is the key to being successful in the landscape maintenance business today. Getting no plant response from a fertilizer application is an expensive problem. To the uninformed user fertilizer is fertilizer is fertilizer. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Unfortunately, the fertilizer manufacturing industry has helped to create some of this confusion by introducing a dizzying array of product formulations. If we focus on the fertilizers normally used in landscape maintenance we can, however, make some sense of it all.   More
Wednesday, July 1, 1998