After reading that title, you may be asking yourself, “What could these
three things possibly have in common?” They all have to do with big
mistakes in pond and water-feature construction.
No doubt about it, 2Wire systems have revolutionized the irrigation industry. They’re as important an innovation as smart controllers, sensing devices, or water-saving sprinkler heads. They vastly cut back the amount of wire needed, especially in large commercial installations.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
There’s an old industrial short subject called “Spring Fever.” In it, a man’s wife won’t let him go out and play golf until he fixes a broken sofa spring. Frustrated, he yells: “I hope I never see another spring as long as I live!” Then, Coily the Spring Sprite suddenly appears.
Monday, June 16, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
One only needs to take a casual look around to see that the green industry is ‘going green’ in a big way. More landscape companies are adopting sustainable practices, such as using organic compost instead of chemical fertilizers, and eliminating the use of pesticides.
Monday, October 14, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
According to ancient legend, the Norse God of Thunder, Thor, could shake the earth itself with his enchanted hammer. But you do not need to be a Viking legend to have the same type of impact on your workload. Power tools can impact the modern professional’s workload, just like Thor’s magic hammer shook the earth.
Most parents would love to see their children achieve greater success than they had in their own business careers. Vince Shiely is probably no different. That his son, John, would someday take his place as president of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, and then become the companys CEO at the age of 48, has to be a source of glowing pride.
Despite the variety of landscape contracting companies that exist, the mower is a universal element for almost all of them. Even many companies that now focus exclusively on design/build projects were probably originally founded by a guy with nothing but a pickup truck and a lawnmower.
Imagine three towering oak trees and the knee-high piles of leaves they left on the ground. Rather than spending countless hours raking and bagging, we tried to find shortcuts ways to make our lives easier.
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.
Picture a Stone Age landscape contractor, perhaps a contemporary of Fred Flintstone’s. let’s Call him Ogg.Engaged
by the local cave owners’ association to cut their lawns, Ogg the
prehistoric contractor and his crew had to get down on their knees and
tear each blade of grass by hand. It took days to do a single lawn; the
payment of mastodon skins and woolly mammoth tusks hardly seemed worth