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Putting Your Lawn on a Diet

Remember when Mom used to yell at you for gobbling down your food and guzzling your beverage? We heard arguments as kids that this kind of eating and drinking, in addition to not being very attractive, was not a healthy way to live.    More
Monday, March 1, 2004

The Power of Computerized Design Tools

Most contractors in the business have a fairly lengthy wish list. Some guys want a few more hours in the day; others want to close more sales or boost their business volume. Some folks want to look more professional;    More
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Chasing the Dream

Running your own business is the American dream. A well run, profitable business puts you on top of the world.And it looks so easy. Lets follow John as he learns what it takes to own a successful business...   More
Monday, December 1, 2003 Michael Stone

Making Hardscapes Work for You

Imagine sitting in your favorite lounge chair on a flagstone patio. Its a cool, starlit evening. . . . Youre enjoying the warmth of a fireplace and the trickling sound of a fountain or small waterfall while a couple of filets grill on the barbeque.    More
Saturday, November 1, 2003

Mulch: Bagged vs Bulk

It would be a rare situation for me to ever install bulk mulch again. First, I have to go get it or have it delivered. After picking it up in my trailer, it falls between the trailer slats and blowing off as I travel.   More
Saturday, November 1, 2003

Hand Held Power Tools

Quite possibly, the least expensive pieces of all the essentials that ride in your vans, trucks or trailers are hand-held outdoor power tools.    More
Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Creating A Colorful Landscape

In a world that is becoming more and more homogenized, color can create a powerful statement. Our eyes are naturally drawn to color...    More
Saturday, March 1, 2003

Little Excavators Do Big Work

Really, theres nothing wrong with shovels and mattocks. If you have to move earth, then good old-fashioned manual labor is one sure-fire way to get it done.    More
Wednesday, January 1, 2003 Phillip Meeks

Hand Power Tools

The old clich time is money, is not lost on the labor-intensive landscaping industry. Company owners and managers understand the need to get the job done, and done well, then get the equipment back on the truck and move on to the next job.    More
Sunday, December 1, 2002 Terri Hughes-Lazzell

Fall Maintenance: Undertaking Overseeding

It’s fall and that means it’s time to overseed bermudagrass in the South and Southwest. The main reason for overseeding, of course, is to provide your...   More
Tuesday, October 1, 2002