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?
If Jon Carlson
wasn't the president of Jacobsen, a Textron Company, he could be a
professional motivational speaker. His personal
philosophy and outlook on life is brimming with a certain vim and vigor
that is contagious and inspiring.
Tis the season for cold,
cold weather. Frozen
ponds, layer upon layer of
snow on the ground, the
mechanical blare of Vplows
and straight blades
and salt spreaders plodding
the white from Winter
Wonderland—this is what
the season is made of.
Born into a family of farm equipment
people, it seemed inevitable that John Bentley would follow in their
footsteps. However, I don’t think he realized that one day he would
be the owner of a manufacturing company as well as a company
representing makers of farm-type and construction equipment.
Do you remember when you purchased your first piece of power equipment?
Maybe you were still a teenager, and you bought a walk-behind mower
that you stored in your dad’s garage. Maybe it was the first riding
mower you bought when you decided to go into business for yourself,
after putting in a few years working for another company. Whatever it
was, the decision was probably not a difficult one. You knew what you
needed and you knew exactly how much money you had to spend.
As golf’s popularity explodes, thanks in no small part to “superstar” players like Tiger Woods, more and more golfers are realizing that they’d love the convenience and luxury of practicing at their own home.
This is a huge amount of water devoted to a use that isn'considered a necessity in all circles. To make matters worse, experts estimate that as much as half of the water used for landscape irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, runoff, over-watering, and poorly designed systems.