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

 
 

When Pipes Need Repairs


Pipe & Fittings
Often two, three, or more pipes will be crowded together in a narrow trench. Wiring to the controller may share that limited space as well. Or the PVC pipe is “snaked” and twisted in the trench in such a way that the “top” pipe may actually be in the middle, side-by-side, or even on the bottom, just a few feet down the line.   More
 
Monday, December 16, 2013

Waterscapes: The Most Effective Way to Filter Water


Waterscapes
One of the most popular misconceptions homeowners have today about pond ownership is that it’s too high maintenance. They’ve heard myths and horror stories about algae taking over, fish dying, mosquito infestation, smelly water, and more.   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Maintaining Your Equipment


Landscape Maintenance
One of the things we can count on in life is that nothing runs smoothly forever. If that wasn’t true, a lot more cars from the 1940s or even earlier would still be on the roads, instead of being the rare sights that they are. As with all mechanical devices, eventually something breaks or wears out.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Elements of Design: Take Your Water Features to the Next Level


Waterscapes
his summer, I've been engaged by Savio Engineering to crisscross the country teaching groups of contractors in hands-on clinics about the fundamentals of water feature construction -- that is, the installation of ponds, water gardens, and pond-free systems.   More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Power Tools: 3 Handheld Time Savers


Landscape
Imagine three towering oak trees and the knee-high piles of leaves they left on the ground. Rather than spending countless hours raking and bagging, we tried to find shortcuts ways to make our lives easier.    More
 
Monday, October 1, 2007

Cross Connection: an unprotected connection point between a drinking water source and any source of nonpotable water.


Irrigation
A cross connection is defined as an unprotected connection point between a drinking water source and any source of nonpotable water. If a cross-connection point is not protected, it is possible for the flow of water to reverse its direction.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 KATIE NAVARRO

Filtering Through Pond Filtration


Waterscapes
No homeowner wants to look out their window and see green or tea-colored water in their backyard pond. This is why creating a healthy, low-maintenance ecosystem is so important to any contractor who installs water features.    More
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008 JENNIFER YURI

Which Works Best for You: Truck or Trailer?


Trucks
Nothing is more crucial to a landscape contractor than his equipment, so when it comes to moving equipment from point A to point B, efficiency is key. After all, you wouldn’t want to spend three or more trips loading and unloading your materials, wasting all that gas, just to go back and get that last mower you couldn’t fit into the bed of your pickup truck the first two times around.    More
 
Monday, September 1, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

Protecting Your Business from Mother Nature


Miscellaneous
ROBERT TAYLOR FLED HOUSTON ON Friday, September 12, to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Ike. The fate of his home and his company was left in the hands of Mother Nature, and though Taylor, president of Bio Landscape and Maintenance, Inc., a Yellowstone Landscape company...    More
 
Friday, October 17, 2008

Spring Start-Ups . . . Pond Cleaning


Waterscapes
FOR MOST OF THE U.S. POND BUILDING INDUSTRY, THERE ARE FOUR SEASONS. WE ARE currently in the middle of the winter season here in Georgia. This is the time when we get our equipment and supply inventory ready for spring start-ups, the official launch of the New Year’s business for the majority of pond professionals across this great country.   More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 DAVE JONES

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