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Design Goes Digital


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Of course, when it comes down to the possibility of working such magic yourself, it seems impossible. You're a landscape contractor, not a magician, and don't think you could possibly have the right computer skills to pull it together.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Sculpting a Winning Landscape


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New Desert Gallery, a Tucson-based exterior design and construction company, has earned national recognition for sculpting a landscaping masterpiece. The company recently received a 2006 Grand Award for Environmental Improvement.   More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007

Keep Your Nose to the Grinder


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When Kevin Grady made the decision to leave his well-paying corporate job, it was a dangerous move: at the time, he had three kids in college. While he knew he’d be happier leaving, he had no idea how he was going to support his family. In other words, he was stumped.    More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Trends in Landscaping


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Everyone dreams of having a bigger house. For years, people have turned to television to give them glimpses of what it would be like to live in one. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous was popular in the 1980s; now, people are watching the likes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. While the fantasies of the average homeowner used to stop when the show ended and he clicked off his television, these days homeowners really do want to make their dreams come true. And they’re turning to landscape contractors to help them. Homeowners all over the nation are literally increasing the square footage of their homes by enhancing their yards. The backyard isn’t just an area to visit or to admire from a window. It’s becoming a living area, another den or great room. This new backyard is called an outdoor room.    More
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Attachments Makes Cents


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The right equipment can help you complete all these tasks and more. It helps employees be more productive and more efficient. Photo courtesy: Echo The right equipment can help you complete all these tasks and more. It helps employees be more productive and more efficient. One of the choices    More
 
Friday, September 1, 2006

Attachments Make


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You just can’t get away with owning a minimal amount of equipment anymore. Equipment has become the mainstay of a landscape contractor’s business. From mowers to chain saws to compact excavators to trenchers, we need equipment.    More
 
Friday, September 1, 2006

Case Study: Initial Tropical Plants


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Many challenges came into play when the City of Baltimore, Maryland, contracted with Initial Tropical Plants to renovate the historical conservatory in Druid Hill Park. The renovation was to include each of the park?s four display greenhouses.    More
 
Friday, September 1, 2006

Exploding the Myth


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Some manufacturers believe that the best way to avoid this problem is to use longer sockets. It sounds pretty logicala deeper socket seems like it would provide extra reinforcement for jointed areas. The longer the socket, the stronger the system.    More
 
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Chippers: Grinding Your Way to Bigger Profits


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As president of NatureScape Lawn and Landscape Care, Todd Furry isn’t merely a successful landscape professional. With thirteen locations in five Midwest states, he’s also a very savvy businessman. A chipper on site = problem solved A growing demand for pruning and the need for more efficient disposal of waste is usually what drives landscape contractors to purchase a chip    More
 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Landscape Fabrics: They`ve Got You Covered


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One of the hallmarks of a quality landscape installation is that it looks fabulous when you first put it in and only gets better with time. The neat and tidy beds of a brand new landscape almost always look great, even when plants are relatively undersized. Then, as plants start growing to their optimal size, the view just keeps getting better. With a great installation, the landscape continues to look picture-postcard beautiful for years.   More
 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 ELIZABETH LEXAU