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

 
 

Water Features and the Green Revolution


Waterscapes
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 Seattle, Washington.    More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 CHRIS HOLT

When the Going Gets Tough

...the Tough get Smart...Resourceful Smart


Waterscapes
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.    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 DAVE JONES

Keeping Your Head Above Water


Waterscapes
Pond installers prove that a positive attitude and a willingness to change can be your most valuable resources in battling the recession.   More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009 JENNIFER YURI

Attachments: Versatility Means Steady Work in Tough Times


Landscape
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.   More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009

Oxygen in Your Pond: Are Your Levels up to Par?


Waterscapes
Oxygen is one of—if not the most—vital element on the face of this earth.   More
 
Thursday, September 15, 2011 ED BEAULIEU

Landscape Lighting . . . the Power of WOW!


Landscape Lighting
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?    More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Spring Start-Ups


Waterscapes
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..   More
 
Monday, January 16, 2012

Spring Start-Ups: Ponds

Getting your pond ready for spring


Waterscapes
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.   More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012

Green Water

What causes it and what to do about it


Waterscapes
Why is the water green?” you might ask. Whenever there is a surplus of available plant food (nitrate), Mother Nature steps in and supplies something to use it, in an attempt to achieve balance. Your water is green because of an explosive growth of small algae and phyto- and zooplanktons.    More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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