Go with the Flow


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
How many of you out there have held onto a truck until it was well passed its prime? The body was probably peppered with dings and dents, and the odometer had so many zeros on it that you got dizzy every time you glanced down to check the mileage. But you held onto it because you were familiar with every creak and squeak the engine made. Even though you knew it was the smart thing to do, you had trouble moving on.    More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

KEN HUTCHESON


Close-Up Profiles
IT ISN’T TOO OFTEN THAT WE COME across an individual like Ken Hutcheson. On the outside he is warm, engaging and charming. However, under his skin lies a savvy, dedicated businessperson.   More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Water Features and the Green Revolution


Waterscapes
I live in the Northwest. By most accounts, this area is considered to be the epicenter of the “green” revolution. According to Popular Science magazine, the region contains three of the nation’s Top Green Cities: Portland and Eugene, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.    More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 CHRIS HOLT

Plant Growth Regulators: More Color, Less Clippings


Landscape Maintenance
It’s increasingly tough trying to keep afloat these days, no matter what industry you’re in. With the economy in shambles and many longtime businessmen now jobless, making sure your company stays relevant has never been more important.   More
 
Friday, May 15, 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

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

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

H-2B...Get the Facts


Business Articles
The H-2B program was designed to legally and temporarily supply immigrant workers to American industries that struggle with labor shortages, especially those in the service areas (hotels, restaurants) as well as seasonal businesses. So now, with a lagging economy and unemployment rates reaching record highs, the need for the program no longer exists, right? Wrong.    More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

Integrated Pest Management


Weed and Pest Control
THE RESIDENTS OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, typically take pride in what their town has to of fer—gorgeous mountain scenery, numerous swimming and fishing spots, a rich and vibrant array of wildlife—but when fall cankerworms began devouring the town’s local trees in record numbers several years ago, that pride began to wane.   More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Paver Saver


Landscape
IF YOU PUT ALL OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN AND laborers together in one room and asked them to describe how they would build a paver walkway or patio, how many different answers would you get?    More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 JODY SHILAN

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