Landscape Lighting . . . The Next Level


Landscape Lighting
Few segments of the green industry have changed as much in just a handful of years as has low-voltage landscape lighting. New technology, such as digital controls and better LEDs has added a great deal of excitement to this market. It’s put more and better media into the palettes of the most creative installers and designers.   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

Maintaining Ponds in Winter


Waterscapes
However, remember that the maintenance of ponds is part of your business, and as a business, it is all year long. When the weather turns cold, you just have to love reaching down through two feet of 33° water to pull up a burned-out light fixture…or for that matter, any type of bodily immersion during that time of year.   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 DAVE JONES

Lighting the Landscape


Landscape
“LIGHTS . . . CAMERA . . . ACTION!” yells the hollywood director. The studio lights are switched on to illuminate the set; the sound system is turned on and the cameras roll. on a movie set, numerous types of lights are placed in position to create a realistic-looking environment.   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rev Your Engine . . . Maximize Your Mower


Landscape Maintenance
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.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007

LEDs Conserve Energy


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
DRIVEN BY A GROWING INTEREST in smart eco-friendly solutions, as well as rapidly-rising electrical costs, the entire lighting industry has turned its attention to high-efficiency products and one of the major ones is the LED bulb.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 CRUZ R. PEREZ

Take Control with Smart Controllers


Controllers
When they first came on the market, conventional landscape irrigation controllers were a marvelous innovation. Automated watering meant you could set the controller and plants would have plenty of water when they needed it ...and even when they didn't. Enter the Smart Controller.    More
 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Fall Fertilization...Timing is Everything


Fertilizer
According to the popular 1960’s song, “To everything there is a season—a time to plant, a time to reap.” Perhaps, if Pete Seeger had been a landscape contractor, he would have written, “A time to plant and a time to fertilize.” And if Seeger had been a landscape contractor, given only one season to fertilize, he would have chosen the fall. Why would he choose the fall? The answer is quite simple. Of all the seasons, fall is the best time of the year for feeding your lawn because this is the time, just before it goes dormant, for the turf to store nutrients to sustain it over the cold winter months.   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

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