Selecting Water-Wise Plants


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
In the television classic, “Let's Make A Deal,” the host, Monty Hall (now Wayne Brady), offers players a choice: quick cash or a chance at the mystery prize. Those who opted for the mystery prize had to select from one of three options, each hidden behind a door.   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Jason Gibby

Fertigation Helps Save Water


Fertilizer
Ask ten people on the street what fertigation is and you’ll probably get a couple of blank stares, and a few different guesses. Simply put, fertigation is the ability to use an irrigation system to deliver nutrients and supplements to a landscape effectively and efficiently.   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Jeff Gilmore

Waterscaper of the Year


Waterscapes
Beaulieu has built more than 1,300 water features around the world, including every major city in Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. These include every type and permutation of water feature, many of which he invented, such as the pondless waterfall.   More
 
Friday, November 15, 2013

David Katz


Close-Up Profiles
Many young people graduating from high school don't have a clue as to what to be when they 'grow up'. David Katz, founder and president of Elite Landscaping in Poughkeepsie, New York, was not one of them. He knew from the get-go what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.   More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Chase Tew


Close-Up Profiles
We meet new people almost every day, but there are some, more than others, that seem to stand out from the crowd. That is my impression of Ronald (everyone calls him Chase) Tew. He’s a man on the go; his enthusiasm is contagious, and he has a work ethic to go with it. This is an ethic and an identity that have defined this man’s hardworking and honest path.   More
 
Friday, February 15, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Controlling Pests

Part of an Eco-Green Landscape


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
As a landscape professional, you may already agree with, and even employ, some of the principles of eco-green sustainable (also known as organic) landscape work. But one important hesitation remains. How do you fight the aphids, grubs and chinch bugs that suck the life out of ornamental plants and grasses—and can ultimately kill them—without resorting to chemical pesticides?    More
 
Friday, February 15, 2013

An Environmental Solution for Snails & Slugs


Weed and Pest Control
An environmentally-friendly product to control snails and slugs has been developed. Sluggo, a unique blend of iron phosphate with bait additives in easy-to-use, non-toxic pellets, is one of Western Farm Services new products.   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Fertility from a Professional's Perspective


Fertilizer
Like a skilled chef, a professional landscape manager takes pride in providing a well-balanced diet for those under his care. Furthermore, as a chef can be the backbone of a restaurant's reputation, skilled landscape technicians can build the reputation of their companies, too.    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

The History of John Deere


Miscellaneous
John Deere was born into a poverty stricken family in Vermont in 1804 -- more than two hundred years ago. Today, his name and the company that he started are one of the most recognized names in the business world; however, his beginnings were much less auspicious.    More
 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Pre-emergence Controls

Chemical, Biological & Cultural Options


Weed and Pest Control
Spring is here, at least in some parts of the country. Soon little green things will be sprouting up all over. As usual, the sprouts will include not only the plants we want but some of the others, too . . . the good, the bad, and the ugly. For landscape contractors this means finding ways to protect the good while getting rid of the bad and the ugly. In other words, weeds.    More
 
Friday, February 1, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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