Chris Spain


Close-Up Profiles
From his early childhood, growing up in northern Virginia, Chris Spain loved the outdoors. In high school, he ran track, but some of the most important lessons he learned in his youth was when he was a Boy Scout.   More
 
Monday, November 17, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Pond Stars: The New Reality TV Show


Waterscapes
The captivating sounds, beauty and grandeur of ponds, water gardens and stand-alone water features in the landscape have intrigued us through the ages—all the way back to Ancient Greece. Today, it’s a steadily-growing niche within the green industry.   More
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Trends in Landscaping


Landscape
As a contractor, you have some idea of what your costumers want, or of what's popular in your neck of the woods. Ther are other ways to get a picture of some of the broader green industry trends that are emerging around the country.   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

Holiday Lighting


Landscape Lighting
"It's time to put the holiday lights!" That statement either warms the cockles or chills the spine, depending on your point of view. Whether it's uttered by the owner of a home or a business, it signals that there's work to be done, and someone's got to do it.   More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

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

SMITH FAMILY


Close-Up Profiles
Back in 1925, E.J. Smith founded one of the country's first golf course distributorships representing The Toro Company. He knew that if he followed four basic principles, he would be successful in his new business.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Lean, Mean, and Green: Software Simplifies Business


Business Articles
You'd be surprised. An increasing number of landscape companies are turning to computers and specialized software programs to streamline their accounting practices, their design practices, or even their maintenance practices. And an increasing number of software companies are out to meet that demand.    More
 
Thursday, June 1, 2006

Did You Say Pond or Waterfall?


Waterscapes
How many times have your customers told you that they've always dreamed of having a pond in their backyard? Uh . . . wait a minute, now let's review that. Did they say pond or did they actually say, 'I've always dreamed of having a waterfall in my backyard'?   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Battery Powered Profits


Controllers
"An up-to-date contractor has to have battery-operated controllers in his arsenal,” says Randy Symonds, electronic product manager for Peoria, Illinois-based L.R. Nelson.    More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Tracy Powell

Follow the Purple Pipe


Irrigation
Although recent flooding across the Midwest has caused many people to shelve their water shortage concerns, officials are still alert to the possibility of drought, over-consumption and other forces that limit our water supplies. In several regions of the U.S., the worst is not yet over.    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

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