Into the Trenchers


Power Equipment
Competition among landscape contractors can be fierce. During the bidding process, every conceivable advantage is precious, especially where time and cost of labor are concerned. Investments in machinery that can save on both can make all the difference between securing and losing a bid.   More
 
Monday, September 15, 2014

Permeable Pavers... An Eco-Green Solution


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Water conservation is vital to the concept of sustainability. We want to avoid transporting water from long distances, and we want to hang on to the water we already have as much as possible. Of course, one of the ways water is lost is through runoff..   More
 
Friday, February 14, 2014

Irrigation Pipe Repair

...Finding...Repairing...Replacing


Pipe & Fittings
The voicemails you hear when you arrive at your office in the morning may vary, but the message is the same.... “Hi. There’s a big wet spot in the middle of my lawn this morning that wasn’t there yesterday. Can you come take a look at it?” “Hello. There’s water bubbling out of my sprinkler system, where it shouldn’t be bubbling...   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

Pushing Snow for Dough


Snow & Ice
In these tough economic times, we’re all looking for opportunities that could add revenue to our business. In many parts of the country, when the cold weather blows in, snow isn’t far behind. Landscape contractors in many of these areas shut down their business for the season.   More
 
Thursday, September 15, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Controllers Past... Present... Future


Controllers
There was a time—and it’s actually not that long ago—when irrigation systems were turned on and off by hand. For those who have come into the business since then, it might be as difficult to imagine as silent movies, telegrams and computers the size of a gymnasium. But in the age of smart phones, 3-D movies, and tablet computers millions of times more powerful than those gym-sized monsters, irrigation controllers have made similar leaps.   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Jim Shilander

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