Henry Ford was once asked in an interview what he thought was his most important trait that had led to his astonishing success as an automaker. His response was, "The ability to organize."
The untimely demise of the "Performance Spec" for landscape and erosion control projects should have us all concerned. Content to specify the materials to be used, there is too little regard for the end result. Did anything grow?
Snow & Ice
It should go without saying that
winters can be tough for the landscape
industry. Trees become more
and more barren, turf stops growing,
flowers aren’t even in season—
to recycle a tired pun, come winter,
the landscaping season becomes
Snow & Ice
With winter on its way and its inherent bone-chilling temperatures and falling snow in many parts of the country, many landscape contractors have chosen to add snow removal services as a way to supplement their income and retain their employees.
About two years ago at a trade conference, I was talking with a landscape contractor who, up until that point in time, only specialized in design/build in the residential market. Either
he knew something that we didn’t, at that time, or his timing was
impeccable. Two years ago, he decided to begin to offer maintenance to
There are times when the landscape industry feels like an “E-ticket” roller coaster ride. For those of us old enough to remember, E-tickets were purchased at Disneyland for the highest and scariest rides in the park.