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

 
 

Elements of Design: Take Your Water Features to the Next Level


Waterscapes
his summer, I've been engaged by Savio Engineering to crisscross the country teaching groups of contractors in hands-on clinics about the fundamentals of water feature construction -- that is, the installation of ponds, water gardens, and pond-free systems.   More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Decorating for the Holidays


Landscape
I used to watch my father spend countless hours stringing and stapling lights around the gutters, chimneys, rooftop and trees, only to watch him struggle to take them down a few weeks later. That part was a real chore. My job was to pull the lighting strands out of the boxes and untangle them -- often a process that would consume my entire weekend.    More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2007

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

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

Filters in the Landscape: Maintaining Irrigation Design Integrity

filtration


Miscellaneous
The continued emphasis on water control and conservation is contributing to the downsizing of irrigation emission devices, like drip or microspray irrigation, which provide pinpoint applications at very low rates.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

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

BLAKE SMITH


Close-Up Profiles
While still quite young, Blake Smith and his brother were instilled with a very strong work ethic by their father. That work ethic, combined with passion, has driven Smith to exceed the goals he set for himself, and accomplished them before he reached the age of 40.    More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

How Quality Maintenance Pays Off


Landscape Maintenance
Rich Angelo’s people are learning how to write. For six solid weeks, for two hours each weeknight, they meet with an English teacher, drafting make-believe letters to make believe people, learning formalities, style guidelines and basic writing skills such as spelling and grammar.    More
 
Friday, October 17, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

Attachments: Versatility Means Steady Work in Tough Times


Landscape
IT’S NO SECRET—BUSINESSES ARE struggling to survive these tough economic times. Many businesses are taking some time to reevaluate their current strategies and develop new ways to grow while saving money.   More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009

Is Your Office Running Efficiently?


Business Articles
A well-run office keeps customers happy and informed. It facilitates smooth scheduling and helps ensure you’re getting paid for all the work you do. Better yet, it can make it easier for you to do every job more profitably.    More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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