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

 
 

CUNADO FAMILY


Close-Up Profiles
do was manufacture was pretty steep. He felt that he something that I could sell, could make it for less, and asked and to see it say, ‘Made in Smith if he would submit some samples; Smith agreed. Cunado went U.S.A.,’” said Dan Cunado, home after work that day and cut president of Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting.   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Maintaining Ponds in Winter


Waterscapes
However, remember that the maintenance of ponds is part of your business, and as a business, it is all year long. When the weather turns cold, you just have to love reaching down through two feet of 33° water to pull up a burned-out light fixture…or for that matter, any type of bodily immersion during that time of year.   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 DAVE JONES

The Business End of Business


Business Articles
Operating a successful business in this day and age is a major task. Running a landscape contracting business and making a profit is even more difficult.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Dan Cunado


Close-Up Profiles
Entrepreneurs come in many shapes and forms, but they all have at least one trait in common -- a driving passion to make a success of their business. Dan Cunado, is a prime example of a person that was driven to succeed.    More
 
Saturday, May 1, 2004 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Case Study: Wire and Valve Locator


Miscellaneous
IN 1983, WHEN THE IRRIGATION industry was still very young, Dave Kredit went to work with his father at Kredit Lawn Sprinkler and Outdoor Lighting in Phoenix, Arizona.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 JULIE CLINE

Follow the Null Line


Irrigation
When an irrigation or lighting system works the way it should, it adds significant value to the property where it was installed. But what if you receive a call from the property owner because one of the systems is not working and you think it might be an electrical problem?    More
 
Friday, June 13, 2008 KATIE NAVARRO

Painting with Light


Landscape Lighting
When an artist paints a picture, or a photographer takes an exceptional photograph, the play of light and shadows are almost as important as the subject matter, sometimes even more so. You are taken in by the way the light hits an object, or the shadow almost hides it. In the same way, lighting “paints” a home’s landscape after dark, creating a picture that lights up the night. Shadows, colors and lights all work harmoniously to shape the canvas, illuminating what was once dark. Landscape lighting allows the homeowner many more hours to enjoy their investment, and is good for everyone’s bottom line.    More
 
Monday, August 18, 2008 KATIE NAVARRO

Irrigation Wire: The Landscape's Central Nervous System


Irrigation
As manual irrigation control has been replaced by automatic control, communication between the automatic control device and the valves has become critical to the integrity of any automatic system. Like the nerves that carry impulses between neurons and the brain. If the message is corrupted between the two, so will be the resulting response.   More
 
Monday, September 22, 2008

Making Sense of Sensing Devices


Landscape Maintenance
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE—It might seem that way, since much of our earth is covered in water, but we all know that water is an exhaustible resource and we must do our part to conserve.    More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

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

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