John Shiely

Briggs & Stratton Corp.


Close-Up Profiles
Most parents would love to see their children achieve greater success than they had in their own business careers. Vince Shiely is probably no different. That his son, John, would someday take his place as president of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, and then become the companys CEO at the age of 48, has to be a source of glowing pride.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Automate Your Field Work

By Bruce Blau


Business Articles
“It’s hard to find good help nowadays . . .” Yes, is an old, tired phrase, but nonetheless true. On a landscaping project, especially, its tough to amass the skilled manpower necessary to complete a job, according to many contractors.    More
 
Monday, March 1, 1999

Fertigation: Tap into the Benefits


Fertilizer
Simply put, fertigation is the combination of fertilization with irrigation. It uses the irrigation system to deliver a slow, steady supply of nutrients to the entire landscape.    More
 
Sunday, April 1, 2007

STUART J. SPERBER


Close-Up Profiles
When Stuart Sperber was about ten years old, his father and brother started a company called Valley Crest Landscape Nurseries in North Hollywood, California. While growing up, as you can guess, the talk around the dinner table was always about trees and landscaping. Sperber was immersed in it.    More
 
Saturday, August 18, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Increase Your Productivity with the Right Mower


Landscape Maintenance
We hear about a shortage of labor that is a concern to all in our industry. We can get more business, but how will we be able to handle it If we can't hire additional labor, how can we grow our company? There are ways.    More
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Pre-emergence Controls

Chemical, Biological & Cultural Options


Weed and Pest Control
Spring is here, at least in some parts of the country. Soon little green things will be sprouting up all over. As usual, the sprouts will include not only the plants we want but some of the others, too . . . the good, the bad, and the ugly. For landscape contractors this means finding ways to protect the good while getting rid of the bad and the ugly. In other words, weeds.    More
 
Friday, February 1, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Profitable Mowing: Staying a Cut Above


Landscape Maintenance
From the outside it looks simple. You mow a few lawns and collect money. You earn enough to buy more equipment and hire others. Soon your clientele seems to be growing as quickly as the grass you’re cutting.   More
 
Friday, February 1, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Mowers...Find Your Fit


Landscape Maintenance
YOUR BUDDY IN THE NEXT TOWN JUST bought his company a great new mower. According to him, it's a true marvel of speed and efficiency. In fact, he's going to buy two more.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Case Study: Cooling Off Synthetic Turf


Landscape
WHITTIER COLLEGE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HOME TO A WIDE range of athletes with a lot to show for their mettle. The Whittier, California-based school has captured 26 conference titles through its football program alone in a 100-year span, and its lacrosse program has also roused its fair share of competition.   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

2Wire: Getting More for Less


Controllers
IN 1966, A PROFESSIONAL plant pathologist named Walter Cordua created a brand new type of irrigation system for farmers to use to better water their crops.   More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

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