Make Irrigation Installations Easier


Irrigation
You gotta love technology—cell phones, digital video recorders, tablet devices… how did we ever live without them? Seems like some new gizmo rolls out every day. It’s tough to keep up with it all. Irrigation contractors haven’t been left out of this revolution.   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

MOWER MAINTENANCE


Landscape Maintenance
There’s an old adage that says, “Take care of the little things, and the big things will take care of themselves.” This may seem like a strange way to open a story about maintaining commercial zero-turn mowers; after all, they’re hardly “little things,” either in size or in cost.   More
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 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

Managing Your Mowing


Landscape Maintenance
The modern commercial mower is an awesome beast. The things it can do, the power it has, the technology that goes into it are truly remarkable. You probably own several of them. As you know, this much mowing “firepower” doesn’t come cheap.   More
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

psst... Can We Talk About Trucks?


Trucks
Pickup trucks are to the landscape business as limousines are to rock stars. In fact, it’s hard to picture a landscape contractor without one. They’re used to haul mowers, irrigation and construction equipment, and crews. They’re mobile offices, dining rooms, and advertising mediums. Whether a company owns just one or an entire fleet of them, they are the workhorses we rely upon every day. That’s the practical side of things. And let’s be honest here. We love our trucks, don’t we?   More
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tax Talk Issues for Small Business Owners


Business Articles
IT’S TAX TIME . . . THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN MANY CONTRACTORS look at their tax bills and wonder if they could have done anything differently. The smart ones do more than wonder. They seek professional advice.    More
 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

The Performance Spec is Dead, Almost


Landscape
The untimely demise of the "Performance Spec" for landscape and erosion control projects should have us all concerned. Content to specify the materials to be used, there is too little regard for the end result. Did anything grow?    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Drainage: An Important Market Niche


Drainage
Drainage does not have the pizzazz that other aspects of landscaping have. Even irrigation, which certainly isn’t glamorous, has more going for it than drainage.    More
 
Friday, October 17, 2008 LEN MINDES

Chippers Off the Old Block


Landscape Maintenance
What if you could easily and relatively inexpensively expand your business without incurring increased operating costs? And what if you could accomplish this by adding only one piece of equipment...    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

New Trends in Snow & Ice Management


Snow & Ice
With the weather starting to cool down, and the landscape season coming to a close in many parts of the country, this could be a good time to begin thinking of how you can generate additional revenue for your company. There are a number of options available to you, but if you haven’t thought about adding snow removal, this could be as good a time as any to begin.   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 MARK HALL

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