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

Women in Landscaping


Women in Landscaping
Not being “the type to focus on a four-year degree,” Benson attended King’s College in Charlotte, North Carolina, following high school graduation in 1979. It was a school that offered a fast-track certificate course in business. “I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, but didn’t know in what area.   More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

Follow the Purple Pipe


Irrigation
Although recent flooding across the Midwest has caused many people to shelve their water shortage concerns, officials are still alert to the possibility of drought, over-consumption and other forces that limit our water supplies. In several regions of the U.S., the worst is not yet over.    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

Women in Landscaping: Janie Marsh


Women in Landscaping
JANIE MARSH’S PAST HAS NOT BEEN an easy one. When she was 12 years old, she began sneaking alcohol out of her parent’s liquor cabinet, and was smoking marijuana on a regular basis. By 15, she was using methamphetamines, and at 30, she was an intravenous drug user.    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

Spring Start-Ups . . . Pond Cleaning


Waterscapes
FOR MOST OF THE U.S. POND BUILDING INDUSTRY, THERE ARE FOUR SEASONS. WE ARE currently in the middle of the winter season here in Georgia. This is the time when we get our equipment and supply inventory ready for spring start-ups, the official launch of the New Year’s business for the majority of pond professionals across this great country.   More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 DAVE JONES

Purple . . . The New Gold


Pipe & Fittings
In the medieval Europe, blue and purple dyes were rare and expensive, so only the most wealthy or the aristocracy could afford to wear them. And though wearing purple today doesn't indicate wealth, to irrigation contractors it can still mean gold. Especially if they live in areas where the population has access to non-potable water.   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Recycling Our Most Precious Resource


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
"Buy land,” the old saw—attributed to both Will Rogers and Mark Twain—goes. “They’re not making any more of it.” Whichever of the storied American humorists said it, he had a point. It took 100 years to get from a world population of one billion to 2.5 billion (in the year 1950). It took 50 years to go from that number to six billion at the end of the 20th century. Now, we’re at seven billion and counting . . . all on the same terra firma. It’s not just land that they’re not making any more of, either. It’s also water.   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Jeff Gottesfeld

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