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Fabrics in the Landscape

High-tech fabrics are playing a major role in the landscape industry today as contractors and architects look to provide low-maintenance designs for commercial and residential properties.   More
Friday, June 1, 2001 Susan Wessling

Root Barriers Prevent Costly Damage

A root barrier will prevent damage to sidewalks, retaining walls, etc. The tree on the left had a root barrier installed in 1983 and shows no damage to sidewalk. Sidewalk on extreme left shows upheaval because no root barrier was installed.   More
Friday, June 1, 2001 Janie Franz

Swiss Army Knife on Wheels

Open any newspaper, go to the classified section and see how thick that section is with ads.    More
Sunday, April 1, 2001

Color Sells

When the elegant Bellagio Hotel opened in Las Vegas in 1998, the Las Vegas Sun reported that the five-story-tall conservatory within the hotel would offer a dramatic display of plants and flowers changing every four to six weeks.    More
Thursday, March 1, 2001 Janie Franz

Sell Landscape by Visual Design

To grow your business, new sales are a must. Because attrition is inevitable, the flow of new clients keeps your bottom line healthy. If you had access to a tool that could make your landscape presentations more effective and efficient, wouldnt you want to use it to your advantage?   More
Monday, January 1, 2001 Susan Wessling

Landscaping with an English Accent

For the last decade, Randy and Sue Weston, owners of Weston Gardens in Bloom, a nursery and residential/commercial landscape service in Fort Worth, Texas, have been creating extraordinary, English-style gardens using native Texas flora and acclimated plants.    More
Saturday, July 1, 2000

Can Consortium Go Green?

As a green industry contractor, "how to have your cake and eat it too" in these rapidly changing times, must always be on your mind. With consolidations, mergers and acquisitions going on all around you and at every level of the industry, (manufacturer, wholesaler, and contractor)   More
Thursday, June 1, 2000 Greg Ritscher

Border Patrol: Frame Your Landscaped Art with Concrete Curbing

There are many ways to border landscape projects: decorative brick, bender-boards, steel, and plastic edging are a few, for areas such as flowerbeds and around trees. BPBrickBorderGSBut none compares to a concrete border, an enhancement that is functional, professional, and (best of all) very profitable.   More
Saturday, April 1, 2000 Tracy Powell

Computerization - Simplifies the Design Process

The landscape industry is just a click away from changing the way they do business. Computer software is giving landscape contractors and designers a new method of helping their companies flourish.    More
Saturday, January 1, 2000 Susan Wessling

Wildflowers in the Landscape

Not so long ago, wildflowers were simply plants growing in the woods, prairies, or mountain meadows.    More
Saturday, January 1, 2000