Drainage: An Important Market Niche


Drainage
Drainage does not have the pizzazz that other aspects of landscaping have. Even irrigation, which certainly isn’t glamorous, has more going for it than drainage.    More
 
Friday, October 17, 2008 LEN MINDES

A Crash Course in Restarting Irrigation Systems


Miscellaneous
So it’s already January and things are cold, wet and winter-whitening chilly and a nice hot cup of coffee is just what the doctor ordered. And best to drink up now, recharge those batteries and get ready to kick things into high gear, because—cold as things are now—spring is just around the corner, and there’s work to be done.   More
 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Mulching vs Bagging: Which One Makes the Cut?


Landscape Maintenance
IMAGINE, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT, A lawn so overpopulated with weeds and overgrown blades of grass you’d think you were kneedeep in some faraway jungle. Not exactly idyllic, right? Well, no great surprise there.    More
 
Sunday, February 22, 2009

Become a Master with Landscape Design Software


Landscape
You’re a skilled designer. You listen to your clients and understand exactly what they’re looking for. You draw beautiful plans according to their wishes. But do you ever wonder what business would be like if you could just get your designs out faster?    More
 
Sunday, February 22, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Alternative Fuels


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
The nation spent the first half of the year complaining about expensive oil. It’s now enjoying the cheapest gas in four years, at levels a third of those last July. But what will happen next? Energy analysts say the reprieve will be short, and predict a price hike once the global economy recovers.    More
 
Monday, February 23, 2009 DAN COOK

Control Weeds Before They Sprout


Weed and Pest Control
Crabgrass, Johnson grass, dandelions—such weeds can overcrowd lawns and pilfer air, water and nutrients that desirable plants need to survive and maintain a healthy appearance. Unchecked, weeds can completely dominate these plants, turning what could be a beautiful and verdant lawn into a wasteland of unsightly weeds.   More
 
Monday, February 23, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

JOHN MILLER


Close-Up Profiles
WHEN JOHN MILLER WAS STILL A teenager he was managing his own lawn care company. Called Superior Lawns, Miller’s company handled everything from mowing lawns to working with tractors. It was a pretty successful venture. Between high school proms and mid-term exams, Superior Lawns occupied much of Miller’s focus, and before long, he was pulling in enough business to bring some of his schoolyard friends onboard as workers.   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

How Important are Pond Filters?


Waterscapes
Being in the construction industry since the early ’90s, I have learned that equipment and “stuff” doesn’t necessarily work the way it’s supposed to. Being in the water garden or pond business since the turn of the century, this century of course, that ideology was re-enforced.   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 ROCKE HUNTINGTON

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

Let It Rain

By adding rainwater system installations to their list of services, landscape contractors will be prepared to take on a future that is growing greener everyday.


Miscellaneous
SUPPLY AND DEMAND IS A concept familiar to any good businessman. The more people want something, the more they’ll pay to get it. It’s as simple as that. Nothing illustrates this more clearly than the mind-numbing high oil prices that have become a constant in this day and age.   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

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