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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

Add Muscle to Your Business with Power Tools

What landscape contractor can honestly say they didn’t start cleaning up leaves with the rake? Even today, if you are starting out, especially on a tight budget, chances are you would begin by using a rake.    More
Thursday, July 1, 2004 KEITH ROBERTS

Quality pays!

Quality pays-its an essential business credo. Most business people recognize that cutting corners by using shoddy materials or providing mediocre service is not a good business practice.    More
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 Lisa Fratt

Sod vs Seed

Which Produces the Green the Best?

Have you ever heard of that psychiatric mental/visual association technique that involves a person saying a word and you respond with the first image that comes to mind?   More
Saturday, May 1, 2004 KEITH ROBERTS

Putting for Profits

Like many small business owners, Keith Thykeson wears a number of professional hats. For many years, Thykeson wore only two hats—golf pro and golf instructor. But fate had other plans for Thykeson, who admits to an exacting passion for perfection.    More
Saturday, May 1, 2004 Lisa Fratt