These kids today get no discipline. They do what they want, when they want, and they dont care whos watching. As a result, many of them are doomed to spend their adult lives confined, either physically or emotionally.
When I asked five leaders of thriving landscaping firms about the biggest mistakes to avoid in the industry, their advice had nothing to do with horticultural know-how or design expertise, or even about landscaping at all. Instead, most of the mistakes they mentioned had to do with human relations.
A POND OR WATER FEATURE CAN be a striking addition to any landscape. It can be sized to fit both the smallest lot and the smallest budget, or built to dwarf an average swimming pool. The problem with ponds is that they're sometimes put in the wrong location.
If you’ve never worked on irrigation before, upon close inspection an irrigation system might appear to be a jumble of wires running here, there and everywhere, valves that work in a way you don’t understand, and pipe running underground.
Of all industries, the green industry used to seem the
least likely to be swamped by the trend towards
mass high tech. And yet with the increasing adoption
of smart irrigation controllers, computerized
routing schedules, remote-controlled mowers and
computerized timekeeping services, to name only a
few, the green industry is moving irreversibly into
higher tech pastures.
Times are tough and people everywhere are rising to the challenge by making do with less. Homeowners who’ve never lifted a rake or pushed a mower are suddenly turning into backyard do-it-yourselfers. It’s really kind of heartwarming . . . unless, of course, they’re your customers.