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

 
 

B. GEORGE & ROB BEAUSOLEIL


Close-Up Profiles
B. George Beausoleil is a salesman, first and foremost, but the road to this success came more from his business acumen and his foresight.    More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

When Uncle Sam Turns Green


Waterscapes
WHEN UNCLE SAM TURNS GREEN, should you as a business person be concerned? Maybe. Until recently, most pond installers or irrigators never paid much attention to or had to be concerned with the EPA or the subordinate Water Sense Program.    More
 
Monday, September 1, 2008 ROCKE HUNTINGTON

Are Water Features Recession Proof?


Waterscapes
Back when our company first started and we were trying to rent warehouse space, the leasing company didn’t want to work with us. They were worried that because we sold a product that was such an optional, discretionary item, if a recession hit, our business would spiral downward along with the economy.    More
 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 GREG WITTSTOCK, THE POND GUY

LEDs Conserve Energy


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
DRIVEN BY A GROWING INTEREST in smart eco-friendly solutions, as well as rapidly-rising electrical costs, the entire lighting industry has turned its attention to high-efficiency products and one of the major ones is the LED bulb.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 CRUZ R. PEREZ

Fertilizers: Organic vs Chemical


Fertilizer
With the ‘going green’ movement gaining momentum, are the tables turning in the world of fertilizers? In the beginning, soil nourishment came from the natural process of decomposing leaves, grass clippings, manure, etc.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Preventative Maintenance for Mowers


Landscape Maintenance
“The best time to start a springtime revival is actually in the late fall of the previous year,” says Walter Cornett, owner of Walter Cornett Landscaping, Richmond, Virginia.    More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

WATER FEATURES...a Look at ...the Past...the Present...the Futur


Waterscapes
Fountains and water features have been part of garden landscape almost since the beginning of human civilization.   More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Chippers Off the Old Block


Landscape Maintenance
What if you could easily and relatively inexpensively expand your business without incurring increased operating costs? And what if you could accomplish this by adding only one piece of equipment...    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

A Landscape Company Goes Green


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
About 10 years ago, David DuBois, president and CEO of Mission Landscape Companies, Inc., Irvine, California, saw the handwriting on the wall. Little did he realize that this was the beginning of taking his company from a traditional landscape maintenance company to a "green" company. The year was 2001 and the green movement was barely recognized by mainstream America.   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010

Purple . . . The New Gold


Pipe & Fittings
In the medieval Europe, blue and purple dyes were rare and expensive, so only the most wealthy or the aristocracy could afford to wear them. And though wearing purple today doesn't indicate wealth, to irrigation contractors it can still mean gold. Especially if they live in areas where the population has access to non-potable water.   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

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