FIRE!

Firewise Landscaping


Landscape
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.   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Case Study: Building Large Water Features


Waterscapes
THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF ponds and large water features among residential and commercial markets translates into a high profit margin for your business, and are simpler to build than you think. For this article, we will focus on the mechanics and technique of how to build a large water feature.    More
 
Monday, September 1, 2008 SARAH TIGLIO

GARY MORGAN


Close-Up Profiles
At the tender age of 14, Gary Morgan entered the business world when he started a lawn mowing service. Ironically, today he is back in the “mowing” business as president of Dixie Chopper. Along the way, he accumulated a wealth of experience in wholesale and retail business.   More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Synthetic Turf: Faking It Never Felt so Good


Landscape
When synthetic turf was first invented in the early ’60s, it was hardly impressive. There was only one type available at the time, and it was rough, off-color and uncomfortable. It was called AstroTurf, and while it quickly took off in popularity, it was a far cry from looking the least bit authentic.    More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

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

Simple Techniques to Create Natural-Looking Streams


Waterscapes
Steams are simple to build, but can easily become very difficult if a few rules aren’t followed. When designing streams, the main thing to look for is elevation changes that can work for or against you. Elevations working for you will have the slope coming towards the customer’s viewing area (such as a patio or deck).   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 BRIAN HELFRICH

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