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

 
 

Growing Your Business


Business Articles
Making things grow—that’s what you do. Some green things grow easily, with little effort, even thriving on neglect. And some take a lot of tending, just the right kind of soil, fertilizer, irrigation and pruning to really flourish. you, as a landscape professional, know this, of course.   More
 
Friday, November 16, 2012

Grinding for Dollars


Power Equipment
As long as there have been politicians running for office, there have been stump speeches. That is, that species of campaigning where the candidate ascends a real or virtual tree stump to address—or harangue!—a crowd of onlookers.   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

Hats off to Outsourcing


Business Articles
REMEMBER WHEN YOU STARTED your business? You were embarking on what you hoped would be a lifelong career path. As a landscape contractor, you wore many different hats. On any given day, you’re mowing lawns, spreading fertilizer, controlling weeds and performing a variety of other routine jobs for your clients.   More
 
Thursday, August 18, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Green Water

What causes it and what to do about it


Waterscapes
Why is the water green?” you might ask. Whenever there is a surplus of available plant food (nitrate), Mother Nature steps in and supplies something to use it, in an attempt to achieve balance. Your water is green because of an explosive growth of small algae and phyto- and zooplanktons.    More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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