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App Helps Design Landscape Lighting Systems


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Earth Conscious Apps, a company located in Zephyrhills, Florida has developed an app called Landscape Lighting Toolkit. It features electrical calculators and tutorials to help landscape lighting d   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Water Footprint is Shrinking


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Results from the U.S. Geological Survey found some good news on the water front. While the U.S. population has grown by about 105 million people since 1970, water use has hit a historic low. The sur   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Early Snow Puts Crunch on Landscapers


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Many landscapers are taking the snow removal business seriously. It provides great business in what has traditionally been known as an off-season. This year, however, while many are still wo   More
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Protect Your Eyes


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Nearly 2.5 million eye injuries occur every year in the United States. Around half of those cases result in a degree of vision loss. Most of these injuries could have been prevented if the pers   More
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ford Hedges Bet on New F-150


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By now, you’ve probably heard about Ford’s new F-150. The truck’s new aluminum body makes it about 700 pound lighters than last year’s model. The move is especially risky considering the F-1   More
 
Monday, November 17, 2014

Plowz & Mowz App in High Demand


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As the days grow colder, more and more landscape professionals are packing up their lawn mowers and hauling out their snowplows. Instead of hibernating away during the winter months, contractor   More
 
Monday, November 17, 2014

Protecting Tree Roots


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Trees are important and valuable fixtures in landscapes. They provide cooling shade in the summer, vibrant leaves in the fall, and beautiful flowers in the spring, generate oxygen and help cl   More
 
Friday, November 14, 2014

Winterizing Your Perennials


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For proponents of mixed container planting, seasonal plants aren’t as disposable as they used to be. If you’ve combined your perennials and annuals, it becomes paramount that your plants retain    More
 
Friday, November 14, 2014

Landscape Study Finds Positive Results


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A new study helps quantify the benefits of landscape work. A researcher at Virginia Tech’s Department of Horticulture found that improving a home’s landscape from “average” to “excellent   More
 
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Phragmites Hijack Wetlands


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Nursery growers in the Midwest are facing a new pest. Phragmites, also known simply as “common reed,” is overrunning hundreds of acres of wetlands and shorelines. In some cases, the weed is push   More
 
Thursday, November 13, 2014