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Hand Tools Deliver

In a world where everything seems to be super-sized, and the bigger-is-better mantra is shouted from the highest    More
Monday, August 1, 2005 RICHARD LENTI

Innovations: Products that Produce More w/ Less Labor

Can you remember when the only edger that was available was a long wooden handle with a metal round blade on the bottom? You would place the blade    More
Monday, August 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Curb Appeal: Decorative Concrete Curbing

Decorative concrete curbing is coming soon to a neighborhood near you! And when it does, it will be in high demand as the edging of choice in commercial and residential landscaping. That has already happened in some parts of the country, and the trend is now popping up everywhere and spreading fast.    More
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Nip Those Diseases In The Bud...

You’ve done everything right. Watering schedules are providing optimum coverage with maximum efficiency. You fertilize the turf on a regular basis; its green, lush sheen is a testament to your tenacity.    More
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 RICHARD LENTI

Design Software Makes You an Expert

When it comes to new technologies, today’s innovation is often tomorrow’s scrapheap. For that very reason, some landscape contractors are reluctant to embrace hi-tech devices such as landscape design software.    More
Saturday, January 1, 2005 RICHARD LENTI

Excellence in Craftsmanship

If you ask most landscape contractors what keeps them interested in their profession, chances are they’ll tell you they have a strong desire to work with their hands, to create, and to design.    More
Saturday, January 1, 2005 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Chippers Add Revenue

What is one piece of equipment that you can buy for your business to help you grow your company, cut your costs, satisfy your customers, enhance your community image, and do your part for the environment all at the same time?    More
Wednesday, December 1, 2004 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Go Power!

The selection of power equipment on the market for today’s landscape contractor is staggering. There’s equipment available for just about every job, and the options can be overwhelming.   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2004 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Grinding Out a Profit

THIS FALL , SHANE MARX , OWNER OF LOG JAM Tree Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota, spent a few weeks in sunny Florida. But the purpose of the trip wasn’t rest or relaxation. Marx’s visit was purely business.    More
Monday, November 1, 2004 Lisa Fratt

How Landscaping Increases Property Value

“That’s a phenomenal return by any standard,” Mohns said. “It shows the huge impact grading can have on property values.”    More
Monday, November 1, 2004 RON CHEPESIUK