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

 
 

HARUO YAMASHIRO POSTHUMOUSLY


Close-Up Profiles
A couple of months ago I lost a soul brother, and the landscape industry lost a dedicated friend and fellow contractor. He passed away quietly. I wanted to say something at the time, but I was at a loss for words. Can you imagine me, at the loss for words? Now that I have gathered my thoughts, I can recall many fond memories.   More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

THE KNOWLES

Building an irrigation supply business


Close-Up Profiles
From a job with the FBI to a career in the landscape industry seems like an unlikely leap, but that is exactly what Charles (Bud) Knowles decided to do when he learned that the FBI was going to transfer him from Dayton, Ohio to New Jersey.    More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Drainage is Good Business


Drainage
Like love and marriage, irrigation and drainage go together like a horse and carriage. When it comes to a healthy landscape, like a healthy marriage, you can’t have one without the other. The irrigation system provides the water for the landscape to survive; the drainage system transports excess water from the surface and channels it away from the turf so the plants don’t drown.   More
 
Thursday, August 18, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Excellence in Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship


Landscape
Walking through a garden courtyard, you’re surrounded by sculptured fountains, a circular pergola and hand-carved limestone columns. Breathe deeply and inhale the fragrance of succulent roses that transport you to an era of the early Renaissance, where art and imagination combine exquisitely with function and design.   More
 
Monday, January 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Designing Your Customer’s Dream Pond


Waterscapes
The environmental movement that began back in the 1960s has gained momentum through the decades and on into the 21st century. As human population numbers explode, natural resources grow scarcer because of the infinite appetite of commercial and developmental concerns.   More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 BRIAN HELFRICH

Water Wise . . . Sustainable Landscapes


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
The ‘Green Movement’ is not a fad, it’s here to stay! As we are challenged by climate change and decreasing availability of water due to population growth, we have to be more creative.   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 SHIRLEY KOST

WATER FEATURES...a Look at ...the Past...the Present...the Futur


Waterscapes
Fountains and water features have been part of garden landscape almost since the beginning of human civilization.   More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Excellence in Craftsmanship...A Garden of Calm


Landscape
When the hospital renovated its underground conference center in the mid 2000s—the courtyard is actually the conference center’s old roof—it was also time to do something about the ‘monstrosity.’   More
 
Monday, January 16, 2012

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