Edible Gardens


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
“COME WITH ME AND YOU’LL BE IN A world of pure imagination,” Gene Wilder sang in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as he danced down the steps into his edible garden. While Wonka’s landscape, with its lollipop flowers, whipped cream mushrooms and gumball trees, might be a thing of pure imagination, adding edible landscapes to your list of services could just be your ‘golden ticket.’    More
 
Monday, June 16, 2014 Jason Gibby

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

Excellence in Craftmanship


Landscape
The terms “craftsmanship” and “landscape maintenance” aren’t often heard together. After all, “craftsmanship” should be reserved to describe something like an exquisite outdoor kitchen, not a maintenance project, even if it was beautifully done. Right? If that’s your opinion, you would be wrong.   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

July Smart Irrigation Month


Irrigation
July has arrived, which means that Smart Irrigation Month is in full swing. Do you have your Smart team in place? To make things a little more interesting, the Irrigation Association (IA) is having a Smart Irrigation Month Marketing contest; Hunter Industries is also having one.   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Power of Color


Landscape
Color has power. A splash of color can create a focal point where there was none before. It can draw a landscape together into a harmonious whole and define a style or mood.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Women in Landscaping: Sabrena Schweyer


Women in Landscaping
Deep passion for the complexities of landscapes is what has propelled Sabrena Schweyer to success. Today, Schweyer and her husband, Samuel Salsbury, run Akron, Ohio-based Salsbury- Schweyer, Inc.    More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Color Your Project with Pizazz


Landscape
Properly used, annual color can invite, enhance, conceal, distract, relax or excite. But color can also be a meaningless, busy hodgepodge. Healthy flowers are almost always a worthwhile addition to a site.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Going Green: Sustainable Landscape Design


Landscape
Buildings everywhere are doing the green thing. Commercial buildings, homes and even entire neighborhoods are being designed with sustainability in mind. Consumers want it, realtors know it sells, governments are demanding it and engineers and architects are delivering.    More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Excellence in Craftsmanship


Landscape
The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas is another award-winning outdoor environment built with the help of ValleyCrest Landscape Development. Only three miles from the lights and action of the Strip, this 180-acre site provides a sanctuary for people and wildlife that seems far removed from the city.    More
 
Monday, January 12, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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

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