The untimely demise of the "Performance Spec" for landscape and erosion control projects should have us all concerned. Content to specify the materials to be used, there is too little regard for the end result. Did anything grow?
Mowing seems untouched in today's over-analyzed business world. Shouldn't we be doing time-motion studies to make sure we have the most efficient mower for particular sites and checking the productivity of employees on a biweekly basis?
The continued emphasis on water control and conservation is contributing to the downsizing of irrigation emission devices, like drip or microspray irrigation, which provide pinpoint applications at very low rates.
WILDFIRE! The very word sends terror through the hearts of homeowners,
particularly those who live in “fire country.” Homes turned to ashes,
miles of blackened earth...stunned families huddled together, trying to
make sense of the tragedy. Even more tragic is the fact
that some of these losses might well have been prevented with the right
kind of landscape design, irrigation and maintenance.
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.
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.