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Firewise Landscaping


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A beautiful home sits in a wooded hillside neighborhood on the outskirts of town. The owner loves it here. With tall pines surrounding his house, he has all the privacy he wants and not much grass to mow. His woods are thick with overgrown shrubs and fallen branches, but he likes it that way. It’s natural, he says. Or is it?    More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Water Conservation: Get Serious, Get Smart


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THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER time to develop your water conservation IQ. The word is out: water is recognized as a limited resource everywhere—even in areas not yet hit hard by shortages.    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Going Green: The Wave of the Future


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It's been two years since a tornado swept through Greensburg, Kansas, and ravaged rows of houses lining the streets. The townsfolk were used to living simple lives, where nothing out of the ordinary ever happened, but this was like something out of a big budget Hollywood movie    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Attachments Lend an Extra Hand


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YES, TIMES ARE STILL TOUGH OUT there. Driving along one of Los Angeles’ metropolitan streets over the weekend, I couldn’t help but notice just how hard the small, local businesses and boutiques have been hit.    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Paver Saver


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IF YOU PUT ALL OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN AND laborers together in one room and asked them to describe how they would build a paver walkway or patio, how many different answers would you get?    More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 JODY SHILAN

Building a Landscape


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What does it take to build a landscape? How do you start with a vision and turn it into a beautiful, functional reality? It takes a lot more than muscle and the right equipment. With any landscape construction project, success starts long before the first sales call or bid.    More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Landscaping Trends: More Than Beautiful Backyards


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THERE WAS A TIME WHEN AN IDEAL HOME LANDSCAPE MEANT beautiful gardens, grounds that invited a leisurely stroll and perhaps a bench where one could sit and enjoy the view. Now, residential landscapes have become much more.    More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Color Sells

There's no place like home


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That statement is more true today than it ever has been before. In recent years, travel has become so costly and so stressful that people are booking fewer vacations. In addition, as more Americans begin to be affected by the current economic crunch, discretionary funds for leisure activities are becoming scarce.   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

Case Study: Cooling Off Synthetic Turf


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WHITTIER COLLEGE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HOME TO A WIDE range of athletes with a lot to show for their mettle. The Whittier, California-based school has captured 26 conference titles through its football program alone in a 100-year span, and its lacrosse program has also roused its fair share of competition.   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Become a Master with Landscape Design Software


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You’re a skilled designer. You listen to your clients and understand exactly what they’re looking for. You draw beautiful plans according to their wishes. But do you ever wonder what business would be like if you could just get your designs out faster?    More
 
Sunday, February 22, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU