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

 
 

How to Fix Inefficiency Problems


Business Articles
When you’re busting your butt in a challenging economy to run your business—and even trying to grow it—few things are as frustrating as wasted time and effort. Each is a giant sucking sound on your company’s bottom line, but avoiding inefficiency seems like avoiding a winter cold.   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

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

When Profits Walk Away: How Much Are You Losing to Theft?


Business Articles
It was a lucky break that Joe Valdez, owner of Green Acres Landscaping, happened to glance back at his truck during a jobsite conversation with an employee one morning in Oakland, California. It was a lucky break that Joe Valdez, owner of Green Acres Landscaping, happened to glance back at his truck during a jobsite conversation with an employee one morning.   More
 
Thursday, June 1, 2006

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

Two-Wire Makes Irrigation Too Easy


Controllers
A recent newsletter reported that the price of copper is so high that people are actually stealing it. Because copper prices have increased almost 160 percent since 2005, copper has been stolen from utility poles, plaques, and irrigation systems, and then sold for profit    More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

JIM MARTIN


Close-Up Profiles
When growing up, some people just know what they want to do with their lives. Many don’t really know, but find “it” later in their careers. Still others never seem to find their place in the sun.   More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Don't Let the Irrigation Business Scare You


Miscellaneous
If you’ve never worked on irrigation before, upon close inspection an irrigation system might appear to be a jumble of wires running here, there and everywhere, valves that work in a way you don’t understand, and pipe running underground.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

CHIC KELTY


Close-Up Profiles
Chic Kelty will be the first to admit that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would do some things differently. On the other hand, maybe it was because of these life experiences that Kelty is where he is today.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

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