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Business Articles
With the current labor shortage in our industry, landscape contractors have had to be creative and find ways to do more with fewer people. For example, the crews responsible for mowing the grass at New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport use a large, one-of-a-kind mower that mows 646,000 square feet of grass per hour.   More
 
Monday, November 17, 2014

Demi Fortuna: Waterscaper of the Year 2014


Waterscapes
Demi Fortuna's life was exciting even before landing in his current position as director of product information with Atlantic Water Gardens. Stony Brook, New York has always been home to Fortuna. That's where he was raised, went to school, and attended college. "I don't think people realize how lovely it is here," he says. Fortuna’s mother was an assistant professor at the State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook. She seems to have had a bit of wanderlust. She loved to travel, and Demi and his younger brother got the chance to see the world. His mother’s salary as an assistant professor was enough to cover most of the expenses, but he and his brother helped pay their own way.   More
 
Monday, November 17, 2014

Retaining Customers in the Snow Removal Business


Snow & Ice
If I were going into business today, especially the snow removal business, the most important question I would ask is, “how do I get customers?” You, as a landscape contractor, have the advantage over me, because you already have an established customer base to start with.   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Roger & Gail Porter

E-Z Trench


Close-Up Profiles
Perhaps the saying, "Out of chaos comes order," should be the credo for Roger and Gail Porter, though they prefer Winston Churchill's quote, "Never, never, never give up!" Maybe its a combination of the two.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Mowers...Find Your Fit


Landscape Maintenance
YOUR BUDDY IN THE NEXT TOWN JUST bought his company a great new mower. According to him, it's a true marvel of speed and efficiency. In fact, he's going to buy two more.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Green Up Your Business With Hydroseeding


Erosion Control / Hydroseeding
The concept is simple. Start with the right amount of quality ingredients, including seed, mulch, fertilizer, and water. Add a tackifier to make sure things stick. Mix together to create your hydroseeding slurry, then spray.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Trenchers: Digging Done Right


Landscape
As with most equipment purchases, choosing the right trencher is more about your business than it is about the equipment itself. How many inches a machine trenches per hour is one measure of productivity, but that's only part of the story.    More
 
Friday, June 1, 2007

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