WANTED: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers


For decades, Billy Goodnick has been showing people how to create sustainable landscapes – and how to ditch their lawns. But don't think of me as a "bad guy," he says.... more

 
 

Warren Thoma


Close-Up Profiles
WHEN WARREN THOMA WAS discharged from the Army in 1976, he was 24 years old. Married and the father of a twomonth old baby, he didn’t have a clue as to what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. But, being a sharp young man, it didn’t take him long to figure out his calling.   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Bob Smith


Close-Up Profiles
Smith was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where his father worked for a local building contractor. When his dad was 28, with a wife and five children, he found out that he had a tumor on his spine and had to have surgery. During the surgery, his spinal cord.   More
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Firewise Landscaping


Landscape
“It’s extremely risky. These areas are prone to wildfires due to the higher level of surrounding fire fuel,” says Joanne Drummond, executive director of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County in Grass Valley, California. Without proper firewise landscapes surrounding them, homes built in the WUI can quickly meet with disaster.   More
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 Susan Maddocks

Water Features Make Your Backyard a Paradise


Waterscapes
When we go to the movies, we escape from everyday life. Take a film like The Jungle Book. The viewer is instantly brought to a land of adventure; a world of natural wonders that many would give just about anything to spend some time in. Of course, at some point we have to face reality; most of us will never get the chance to live in the natural oasis that Mowgli does. But, relaxing next to a waterfall in paradise doesn’t have to be a dream.    More
 
Monday, January 14, 2013

Richard Doesburg

ALCA


Close-Up Profiles
My goal is to stay out of the way, says Richard Rick Doesburg, CCLP, the incoming 2002 president of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA).    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Container Gardens


Valves
ADD THE SOUND AND BEAUTY OF A WATER GARDEN TO YOUR FRONT PORCH by creating your own mini water feature.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007 ED BEAULIEU

Excellence in Craftsmanship

Landscape,Excellence in Craftsmanship


Landscape
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

Women in Landscaping


Women in Landscaping
Although conventional wisdom sometimes pegs the green industry as a man’s domain, women across the country have proven that they can succeed    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Is Your Office Running Efficiently?


Business Articles
A well-run office keeps customers happy and informed. It facilitates smooth scheduling and helps ensure you’re getting paid for all the work you do. Better yet, it can make it easier for you to do every job more profitably.    More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Maintenance: A Growing Business in a Shrinking Market


Landscape Maintenance
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s recession, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit.With fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding in different ways. Some are streamlining operations and putting their efforts into more creative advertising and marketing. Others are significantly changing their business plan. Moving into the maintenance sector is one option. It isn’t easy—and it definitely isn’t for everyone—but for companies that have the personnel and personality to take on this challenging field, it can make all the difference.   More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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