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

 
 

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

Moisture Sensors Make Sense


Irrigation
It’s making headlines every day: “Drought conditions turn green lawns brown.” “Crop failures expected.” Some 66 percent of the U.S. is experiencing extreme drought conditions. While landscape companies may not be paying the water bill, their businesses may be.   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Getting Into Snow and Ice


Snow & Ice
When the chilly month of October rolls around, landscape businesses in the colder climates of the country often close their doors for the winter. When the grass goes dormant, that’s the end of the work for the season. You lock up your tools, empty the gas out of the mowers, and watch your employees leave to find work elsewhere.   More
 
Friday, August 17, 2012

THINGS THAT BUG ME IN THE POND INDUSTRY


Waterscapes
I’ve learned by seeing, assessing and fixing thousands of ponds, done by do-it-yourselfers or “certified” high dollar so-called “professionals”. There’s always some individual walking around with a rubber mallet, looking for another anvil to break.   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Power Attachments


Power Equipment
Not everywhere can be like Florida or california, where the grass grows green all year round. so in the history of landscape maintenance, winter has been known to cause hard times for contractors. some had turned to prayers to survive. some collected unemployment, saved money, signed up for an equal payment plan with customers, or took a vacation.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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

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