Crystal Arlington


Close-Up Profiles
When Crystal Alington came into this world, times were tough. Her father worked on a dairy farm in Erie, Pennsylvania, and to augment his income, he also worked in a nursery and as a truck driver nights and weekends. Some days he would work in a sawmill; other days, he would mow fields for the nursery. In the winter, he would plow snow. He did anything that could bring in a little extra money so he could put food on the table.   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

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

Did You Say Pond or Waterfall?


Waterscapes
How many times have your customers told you that they’ve always dreamed of having a pond in their backyard? Uh… wait a minute, now let’s review that.    More
 
Monday, May 1, 2006 CHIC KELTY

Backyard Putting Greens


Landscape
As golf’s popularity explodes, thanks in no small part to “superstar” players like Tiger Woods, more and more golfers are realizing that they’d love the convenience and luxury of practicing at their own home.    More
 
Thursday, June 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Lean, Mean, and Green: Software Simplifies Business


Business Articles
You'd be surprised. An increasing number of landscape companies are turning to computers and specialized software programs to streamline their accounting practices, their design practices, or even their maintenance practices. And an increasing number of software companies are out to meet that demand.    More
 
Thursday, June 1, 2006

Landscape Fabrics: They`ve Got You Covered


Landscape
One of the hallmarks of a quality landscape installation is that it looks fabulous when you first put it in and only gets better with time. The neat and tidy beds of a brand new landscape almost always look great, even when plants are relatively undersized. Then, as plants start growing to their optimal size, the view just keeps getting better. With a great installation, the landscape continues to look picture-postcard beautiful for years.   More
 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Dreaming of a Bright Holiday Season


Landscape Lighting
It’s a time of year when people see smiles everywhere they go, when everyone makes an effort to be friendlier. The holiday spirit gives us warm, fuzzy feelings inside, like a hug from grandma, or receiving a child’s handmade gift.    More
 
Friday, September 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Mow Down the Competition


Landscape Maintenance
Today, lawn maintenance is a huge part of your professional life—mowing helps put food on your table    More
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Let It Snow


Snow & Ice
For the typical nine- or ten-month seasonal landscape contractor, the first snowfall is just another symbol of the end of the year.    More
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Keep Your Nose to the Grinder


Landscape
When Kevin Grady made the decision to leave his well-paying corporate job, it was a dangerous move: at the time, he had three kids in college. While he knew he’d be happier leaving, he had no idea how he was going to support his family. In other words, he was stumped.    More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

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