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

 
 

Versatility of Geotextiles in the Landscape


Landscape
The simplicity of landscape fabric belies its versatility. Like a jack-of-all-trades, this product can be used in many different settings, for many different reasons. Whether it’s for filtration, reinforcement under pavers, weed abatement, or even keeping wildlife at bay, this product can do it all.   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

psst... Can We Talk About Trucks?


Trucks
Pickup trucks are to the landscape business as limousines are to rock stars. In fact, it’s hard to picture a landscape contractor without one. They’re used to haul mowers, irrigation and construction equipment, and crews. They’re mobile offices, dining rooms, and advertising mediums. Whether a company owns just one or an entire fleet of them, they are the workhorses we rely upon every day. That’s the practical side of things. And let’s be honest here. We love our trucks, don’t we?   More
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Alan Porter

Jaden Kanga Group


Close-Up Profiles
It was his search for adventure which led the then 21-year old Alan Porter to move to Australia. Upon completion of his fitting and turning apprenticeship (similar to machinist)...    More
 
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Power Produces Productivity


Landscape Maintenance
Do you remember when you purchased your first piece of power equipment? Maybe you were still a teenager, and you bought a walk-behind mower that you stored in your dad’s garage. Maybe it was the first riding mower you bought when you decided to go into business for yourself, after putting in a few years working for another company. Whatever it was, the decision was probably not a difficult one. You knew what you needed and you knew exactly how much money you had to spend.    More
 
Monday, May 1, 2006 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Trenchers . . . More Than One Way to Dig


Power Equipment
Whether installing pipe, laying cable, or digging out space for hardscape or edging, trenching through packed earth can be hard on both people and equipment. The equipment that does your digging can have a big impact on your bottom line.    More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Attachments: Versatility Means Steady Work in Tough Times


Landscape
IT’S NO SECRET—BUSINESSES ARE struggling to survive these tough economic times. Many businesses are taking some time to reevaluate their current strategies and develop new ways to grow while saving money.   More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009

Can You Justify the Investment?


Power Equipment
You’ve just completed a few landscaping jobs in a residential neighborhood and you have happy customers spreading the word about your great work. Now eager neighbors are asking for your services. Sounds like a good deal, but there are problems. You can’t get your full-sized equipment into these small backyards, so your crew ends up hauling a lot of material by hand.    More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

More Grind, More Growth


Landscape Maintenance
Talk about a wrench in the works. Or, in this case, a tree stump. After completing a renovation for a client, the backyard turned out beautifully. All that was left was the ugly remnant of a once-healthy tree. For years, when you came across a stump that needed to be removed, you subcontracted it out. But times are different now, and there’s not as much work around as there once was. So perhaps we need to rethink and review additional revenue streams. Maybe grinding stumps could be one of these streams.   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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