Women in Landscaping
ALTHOUGH SHE’S ALWAYS RELISHED NATURE, IT WAS DURING
Sherry Koontz’s five years of active military duty as part
of the 45th Support Group that she first channeled that
desire into a skill.
THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF
ponds and large water features
among residential and commercial
markets translates into a high
profit margin for your business,
and are simpler to build than you
think. For this article, we will focus
on the mechanics and technique of
how to build a large water feature.
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
These are tough times we’re going through, especially in the pond and waterscape industry. Many of us have never gone through a period like this before. I hear many contractors talking about recession, depression, economic downturn, stalled economy and, quite frankly, it can be depressing if you let it get to you.
IT’S NO SECRET—BUSINESSES ARE struggling to survive these tough economic times. Many businesses are taking some time to reevaluate their current strategies and develop new ways to grow while saving money.
Your company has spent a great deal of time and energy to create the
perfect landscape for your client, and their reaction is a very
pleasant smile and perhaps a warm handshake. But what if you could add
just one more element that would, with the flick a switch, produce a
jaw-dropping, eye-popping WOW?
With the holidays just winding down, now is the time to get your ducks in a row for the spring start-up season. Don’t put it off; the more you plan and do now, the more successful your season will be. Luck tends to frequent those who do their homework..
In my last article (January, 2012), I discussed the importance of draining, rinsing, and cleaning of a pond in the spring as one of the most effective ways to start the pond year. I still believe this is very true. There are many people who do nothing else for the rest of the year, and that spring cleaning is the only thing that allows their pond to function properly rather than be a nightmare.