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The Right Seed for the Right Need


Landscape
Ever wonder why “the other man’s grass is always greener”? Maybe it’s because his landscape contractor planted the right seed for the landscape’s need. Choosing the right grass seed can make the difference between a lawn that thrives and one that needs constant attention—or worse, complete replacement when the plush lawn you thought you had planted turns brown and dies.   More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Playing with Blocks


Landscape
The diversity of today’s landscape building products is almost staggering. For the creative designer...   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Perfect Landscapes with Design Software


Landscape
Even if you’re a top-notch landscape designer, your greatest ideas won’t put much in your pocket if you can’t translate them effectively for your clients.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 FREDERICK JERANT

Excellence in Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship


Landscape
Walking through a garden courtyard, you’re surrounded by sculptured fountains, a circular pergola and hand-carved limestone columns. Breathe deeply and inhale the fragrance of succulent roses that transport you to an era of the early Renaissance, where art and imagination combine exquisitely with function and design.   More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Buy? Rent? Lease?


Landscape
End of year evaluations come before New Year’s resolutions in the landscaping industry, especially when it comes to making decisions about equipment inventory...Buy...Rent...or Lease    More
 
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Attachments: Versatility Means Steady Work in Tough Times


Landscape
IT’S NO SECRET—BUSINESSES ARE struggling to survive these tough economic times. Many businesses are taking some time to reevaluate their current strategies and develop new ways to grow while saving money.   More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009

Synthetic Turf: Faking It Never Felt so Good


Landscape
When synthetic turf was first invented in the early ’60s, it was hardly impressive. There was only one type available at the time, and it was rough, off-color and uncomfortable. It was called AstroTurf, and while it quickly took off in popularity, it was a far cry from looking the least bit authentic.    More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Firewise Landscaping


Landscape
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


Landscape
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


Landscape
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