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

 
 

Barbara and John Stropko


Close-Up Profiles
When Barbara first met John Stropko, she said, "I was crazy about him." Almost 30 years later, they are still joined at the hip. In fact, I would say the Stropkos are living a life they love. They are in love with each other, in love with nature, in love with art, and in love with their business. So their business, New Desert Gallery, Inc., is truly a labor of love.   More
 
Friday, February 14, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Mike Mason


Close-Up Profiles
BORN AND BRED IN HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, Mike Mason exudes confidence—it’s in his DNA. His father worked for the Mississippi Cooperative Service as a county agent. “Like many kids in high school, I was trying to earn a few dollars mowing lawns,” he said.   More
 
Friday, November 16, 2012

Crystal Arlington


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When Crystal Alington came into this world, times were tough. Her father worked on a dairy farm in Erie, Pennsylvania, and to augment his income, he also worked in a nursery and as a truck driver nights and weekends. Some days he would work in a sawmill; other days, he would mow fields for the nursery. In the winter, he would plow snow. He did anything that could bring in a little extra money so he could put food on the table.   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Drip Solves Dilemma


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
“A family with six children had just moved in and needed a kid-friendly backyard,” says Eric Fenmore, owner of DIG Landscape Construction in Newport Beach, California. “The landscape had been neglected—the backyard was overgrown, dark and damp, with a facing slope that was a case study in erosion and run-off.   More
 
Monday, October 17, 2011

Improving on $uccess


Business Articles
There is much to consider for a landscape contractor who realizes the dream of starting his or her own company. Among other attributes, it takes foresight and determination to find a formula for success, both initially and in the long run. Sometimes, it also takes a little outside help to truly optimize that success.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Travis Freeman


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Travis Freeman remembers going out on sales calls with his father when he was a little boy. He would listen intently, and loved it when his father demonstrated the vacuum cleaners he was selling. It seems that ever since he was a little kid, all Freeman ever wanted to do was to be in business for himself.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gary Horton


Close-Up Profiles
Horton grew up in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, where he attended Cal State University, Northridge. His major was accounting. Once in school, he realized that he needed to get a job to help pay for his tuition, and he found one with a landscape contractor.   More
 
Monday, October 17, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

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