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.
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.
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.
Herb King knows all about dreams both having them, and chasing them. Though he is now owner and CEO of the company his father started back in the 1960s, he doesn't expect any of his own children to take the helm when he retires.
For potable water, life is a series of one-way streets. Safe drinking
water depends on all “traffic” within a water system to move in the
direction it’s supposed to. Fresh water flows one way. It isn’t supposed
to turn around and travel in the other direction.
It’s been nearly three years in the making, but for Steve Tibbs, he wanted everything just right.
“We built a new wing onto our home,” says Tibbs. “We completely redid the home, changing roof pitches, sandblasting the house. So it was very important that the yard continue to support this look and feel.”
We've all seen those slimy green
scums on ponds, lakes, or pools.
They're called algae. And they
stubbornly occur in water -- the
one place in a landscape that
shouldn't look green. But what are
algae? Where did they come from?
What kind of damage can they do?
Are they really that bad?
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.
It’s important to know how to take advantage of a good thing. When Scott Driscoll of Driscoll’s Landscaping, Mullica Hill, New Jersey, noticed the amount of development in the Mullica Hill area, he moved his entire business there – not to mention his entire family. “It looked like a good thing,” he says. “I wanted to follow the work.”
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.