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

 
 

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

Office Park Facelift Goes Green


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THAT IN the past, landscape design and maintenance have been more about appearance than anything else. Today, however, landscape businesses have to offer their clients a great deal more than just a pretty yard. With water shortages and rationing already in force in many parts of the country, people are seeking ways to conserve yet maximize water use.    More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Fall Fertilization...Timing is Everything


Fertilizer
According to the popular 1960’s song, “To everything there is a season—a time to plant, a time to reap.” Perhaps, if Pete Seeger had been a landscape contractor, he would have written, “A time to plant and a time to fertilize.” And if Seeger had been a landscape contractor, given only one season to fertilize, he would have chosen the fall. Why would he choose the fall? The answer is quite simple. Of all the seasons, fall is the best time of the year for feeding your lawn because this is the time, just before it goes dormant, for the turf to store nutrients to sustain it over the cold winter months.   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

The Green Revolution


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
So many great things found their footing in Chicago, Illinois. Yet when the history of the Windy City is written, all may be forgotten in comparison with the most important landscape architecture innovation in recent memory: green roofs. There are now more than 350 of them in the city on the shores of Lake Michigan.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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