Fertilizer: Knowing What`s In the Bag


Fertilizer
In Little Shop of Horrors, a down-on-his-luck shopkeeper’s assistant named Seymour discovers a rare plant species that brings him fame and fortune. The plant is christened Twoey (short for Audrey II), after Seymour’s secret love, Audrey. But Twoey is no ordinary plant. He is, in fact, an alien that lives off of human blood. “Feed me, Seymour, feed me!” he cries. And Seymour has no choice but to open up his veins in reply.    More
 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

The Performance Spec is Dead, Almost


Landscape
The untimely demise of the "Performance Spec" for landscape and erosion control projects should have us all concerned. Content to specify the materials to be used, there is too little regard for the end result. Did anything grow?    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes: Is There a Future in Going Green?


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Environmental consciousness is not a fad. Many people want to take a more natural approach to everything…including their landscapes. Not long ago, if you were a property owner who wanted to ‘go green,’ you did so with difficulty. Landscape companies that offered these kinds of services were few and far between. But now they’re much easier to find.   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gas for Grass: Does There Have to be a Tradeoff?


Landscape Maintenance
You`re cruising down the highway, and you notice that the needle on your fuel gauge leans toward the empty mark. You pull into the nearest gas station and hop out of your truck. Shielding your eyes from the sun, you scan the large sign that broadcasts the prices for regular, plus, premium and diesel.    More
 
Friday, June 13, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

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

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

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

Prevent Those Pesky Weeds


Weed and Pest Control
While much of the country is still digging out from under mountains of snow, it’s hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner. Believe it or not, warmer temperatures will be with us quite soon, and with them will also begin the emergence of plush lawns and, unfortunately, some nasty weeds as well.   More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Water Wise . . . Sustainable Landscapes


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
The ‘Green Movement’ is not a fad, it’s here to stay! As we are challenged by climate change and decreasing availability of water due to population growth, we have to be more creative.   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 SHIRLEY KOST

Become a Waterwise Landscape Expert


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
When Diane Downey first moved to California from her home in England, she was thrilled by the many ways in which she could indulge her passion for gardening. “I was amazed by all the beautiful plants I could grow,” says Downey. “I was like a kid in a candy store.”    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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