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

 
 

Green Up Your Business With Hydroseeding


Erosion Control / Hydroseeding
The concept is simple. Start with the right amount of quality ingredients, including seed, mulch, fertilizer, and water. Add a tackifier to make sure things stick. Mix together to create your hydroseeding slurry, then spray.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

A Green Residential Development Turns 25


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Here are people in the landscape industry with the uncanny ability to look down the road. They can predict what’s coming and make adjustments “now” that will be sought-after “then.” At the time, these visionaries might be derided as crackpots. Wrong. They have foresight.   More
 
Friday, August 17, 2012

Building a Landscape


Landscape
What does it take to build a landscape? How do you start with a vision and turn it into a beautiful, functional reality? It takes a lot more than muscle and the right equipment. With any landscape construction project, success starts long before the first sales call or bid.    More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Filtering Through Filtration Choices


Sprinklers
When landscape professionals think about designing an irrigation system, most minds wander immediately to spray patterns, drip hoses, timers and installation. But success is shortlived with most irrigation systems without good filtration to safeguard the components and help ensure reliability.    More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 JIM LAURIA

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

MIKE GREENE


Close-Up Profiles
"I just watched what he did," said Mike Greene, 53, of his early experiences learning the ropes of farming from his father. His early experiences with his father shaped his desire to make a difference in the agricultural engineering field.    More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 ARI MORGUELAN

Drip Solves Dilemma


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
“A family with six children had just moved in and needed a kid-friendly backyard,” says Eric Fenmore, owner of DIG Landscape Construction in Newport Beach, California. “The landscape had been neglected—the backyard was overgrown, dark and damp, with a facing slope that was a case study in erosion and run-off.   More
 
Monday, October 17, 2011

Costing Out an Irrigation System


Irrigation
Gone are the days when there was so much work out there that if you didn’t get one job, you got another. Also gone are the times when you made an appointment for a potential project, came in looking like you just finished digging some trenches, checked out the project and took out your business card to write on the back: install new irrigation system— $1,900. In today’s competitive environment, it’s unlikely that you’re the only company whom the customer is calling.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hardscapes Can Be Green, Too


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
When we think “eco-green,” we think about low-volume irrigation, native plants, stormwater recycling, rain barrels, and the like. We think about projects that blend with the environment and make the most of natural resources while having the smallest possible environmental footprint.   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paving for Profit


Landscape
The word “landscape” is no longer merely just about dirt. In the 21st century, landscape contracting companies are also putting more emphasis on hardscapes, those hard-topped surfaces of all kinds that are part and parcel of exterior environments.   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012

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