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Design for Success


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An old story about Michelangelo says that the artist was so gifted that he could visualize a sculpture in its entirety before his chisel ever touched the stone. The physical crafting of the piece was then only a matter of removing the excess to reveal the image inside. But while freehand may have worked well for Michelangelo, it’s pretty safe to assume that most of us aren’t quite at that level.    More
 
Friday, February 1, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

Wild About Wildflowers


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These days, sustainability is one of the biggest buzzwords permeating our culture. Seems like the recent attention given to global warming, in particular, has made us more aware of how our lifestyles impact our environment.    More
 
Friday, February 1, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

Excellence in Craftsmanship

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GROWING UP, KEVIN ROBERTS, OWNER OF BIG SKY LANDSCAPING, Inc., would leave his home in Montana to spend his summers in Oregon working for an uncle who owned a tree service company.    More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

Power Tools: 3 Handheld Time Savers


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Imagine three towering oak trees and the knee-high piles of leaves they left on the ground. Rather than spending countless hours raking and bagging, we tried to find shortcuts ways to make our lives easier.    More
 
Monday, October 1, 2007

Decorating for the Holidays


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I used to watch my father spend countless hours stringing and stapling lights around the gutters, chimneys, rooftop and trees, only to watch him struggle to take them down a few weeks later. That part was a real chore. My job was to pull the lighting strands out of the boxes and untangle them -- often a process that would consume my entire weekend.    More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Creating Wildfire Resistant Landscapes


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Its important to remember that people are not completely helpless when it comes to protecting themselves and their homes from wildfire.    More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Grind That Stump and Add Dollars


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All that remains of the tree is the stump, the unattractive remnants of a tree that once was. But before you can paint the canvas of dirt, the stump has to be removed.    More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Accessorize Your Power Equipment


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Imagine working long hours on one job. You just want to finish it in a timely, efficient manner. So, instead of three people hand-raking a yard to remove the rocks and debris to prepare the ground for turf, you put a landscape rake attachment on the front end of a skid-steer to do the job.    More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Landscaping Goes Wireless


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Well, we still don't have robotic assistants, but we do have remote controls. Who can imagine watching television without using a remote?    More
 
Friday, June 1, 2007

Theft in the Workplace


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HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"? Here is a scenario to think about: two weeks ago, one of your crew members came to work and realized that his car was running on fumes...    More
 
Friday, June 1, 2007