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

 
 

Drip Irrigation


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
So where does that leave landscape and irrigation contractors? As more water agencies push for less watering on landscapes, and customers start complaining about their increased water bills, they will demand that lower amounts of water be delivered with greater efficiency.   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

Sketching a Masterpiece


Landscape
There’s an old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So when you’re creating a design for a landscape, you want your thousand words to be good ones. Well, with computer design software, it’s easier than ever to compose your landscape..   More
 
Friday, March 14, 2014

Saving Money with Sustainable Landscapes


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
The segment of the green industry that maintains turfgrass, sports fields and large greenscapes has seen many really significant changes over the past 20 years. Even so, for the most part, we’re doing the same thing, applying chemical fertilizers and overwatering, over and over again, but expecting different results.   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Waterscapes: The Most Effective Way to Filter Water


Waterscapes
One of the most popular misconceptions homeowners have today about pond ownership is that it’s too high maintenance. They’ve heard myths and horror stories about algae taking over, fish dying, mosquito infestation, smelly water, and more.   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Color Creates Curb Appeal


Landscape
Color is one of those topics on which everyone has an opinion and no one agrees. What’s garish and gaudy to one person is bright and cheerful to the next. Our color preferences depend upon our life experiences, our cultural backgrounds and even the physiology of our eyes   More
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Drew & Matthew Thomas


Close-Up Profiles
As a young kid, Drew Thomas followed his father around the northeast region of Indiana. His father was playing industrial baseball and Drew was the bat boy. Thomas’ father had played professional baseball with the St. Louis Browns in the late 1930s and early ’40s until he joined the Army in World War II.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

An Environmental Solution for Snails & Slugs


Weed and Pest Control
An environmentally-friendly product to control snails and slugs has been developed. Sluggo, a unique blend of iron phosphate with bait additives in easy-to-use, non-toxic pellets, is one of Western Farm Services new products.   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Fertility from a Professional's Perspective


Fertilizer
Like a skilled chef, a professional landscape manager takes pride in providing a well-balanced diet for those under his care. Furthermore, as a chef can be the backbone of a restaurant's reputation, skilled landscape technicians can build the reputation of their companies, too.    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Trends in Landscaping


Landscape
Everyone dreams of having a bigger house. For years, people have turned to television to give them glimpses of what it would be like to live in one. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous was popular in the 1980s; now, people are watching the likes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. While the fantasies of the average homeowner used to stop when the show ended and he clicked off his television, these days homeowners really do want to make their dreams come true. And they’re turning to landscape contractors to help them. Homeowners all over the nation are literally increasing the square footage of their homes by enhancing their yards. The backyard isn’t just an area to visit or to admire from a window. It’s becoming a living area, another den or great room. This new backyard is called an outdoor room.    More
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Container Gardens


Valves
ADD THE SOUND AND BEAUTY OF A WATER GARDEN TO YOUR FRONT PORCH by creating your own mini water feature.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007 ED BEAULIEU

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