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

 
 

Is Mowing Your Main Revenue Stream?


Landscape Maintenance
That’s the story for so many people in the green industry. As soon as they were tall enough and strong enough to push a mower, many budding landscape contractors began by cutting lawns for neighbors, to earn extra money after school and in the summer..   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Avoid the Pitfalls, Reap the Rewards


Business Articles
When I asked five leaders of thriving landscaping firms about the biggest mistakes to avoid in the industry, their advice had nothing to do with horticultural know-how or design expertise, or even about landscaping at all. Instead, most of the mistakes they mentioned had to do with human relations.    More
 
Friday, June 1, 2007

LARRY SARVER


Close-Up Profiles
LARRY SARVER ALWAYS ENVISIONED himself as a businessman. Even as a young boy growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he was selling Christmas cards door to door, or flowers from a rock garden, or when he was mowing customers' lawns, in his mind he was a businessman.    More
 
Saturday, December 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Irrigation Central Control: The Tie That Binds


Controllers
The idea of linking several irrigation controllers over a large site to operate from a single location has long been an appealing one. What better way to monitor and manage a 100-plus acre site?    More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

How Quality Maintenance Pays Off


Landscape Maintenance
Rich Angelo’s people are learning how to write. For six solid weeks, for two hours each weeknight, they meet with an English teacher, drafting make-believe letters to make believe people, learning formalities, style guidelines and basic writing skills such as spelling and grammar.    More
 
Friday, October 17, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

Employee Retention in Difficult Times


Business Articles
By far, the most appealing of the four is freezing salaries. The problem is, no hard working employee wants to hear the words “Times are tough . . .    More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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