The Beauty of Central Control


Controllers
Imagine that you’re going to visit an aging relative who lives in a lushly landscaped retirement community. But wouldn’t you know it, you’ve managed to hit the day of the big lawn bowling tournament. You watch Aunt Emmie step up with her ball, get ready to make the winning throw, and then—the sprinklers come on.   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 REBECCA PETERSON

Going Green: Sustainable Landscape Design


Landscape
Buildings everywhere are doing the green thing. Commercial buildings, homes and even entire neighborhoods are being designed with sustainability in mind. Consumers want it, realtors know it sells, governments are demanding it and engineers and architects are delivering.    More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Precautions for the Cold: Winterizing Equipment


Power Equipment
AS AUTUMN COMES TO A CLOSE, dropping temperatures and burgeoning Christmas lights serve as a reminder that winter is just around the corner. In the landscape industry, this means two things: first, it’s time to get the snow plows out; second, it might not be a bad idea to keep your equipment properly maintained so it can handle the coming chill.    More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

How to get the Most Out of Your Mowing Crews


Landscape Maintenance
A WELL-MAINTAINED LAWN IS a source of great pride for the property owner. It also sends a message to all who pass by about the quality of a well kept property. By the same token, the landscape professional who maintains that property has the same pride—the pride of a job well done, not just now, but on a regular basis.    More
 
Monday, January 12, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

Mulching vs Bagging: Which One Makes the Cut?


Landscape Maintenance
IMAGINE, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT, A lawn so overpopulated with weeds and overgrown blades of grass you’d think you were kneedeep in some faraway jungle. Not exactly idyllic, right? Well, no great surprise there.    More
 
Sunday, February 22, 2009

JOHN MILLER


Close-Up Profiles
WHEN JOHN MILLER WAS STILL A teenager he was managing his own lawn care company. Called Superior Lawns, Miller’s company handled everything from mowing lawns to working with tractors. It was a pretty successful venture. Between high school proms and mid-term exams, Superior Lawns occupied much of Miller’s focus, and before long, he was pulling in enough business to bring some of his schoolyard friends onboard as workers.   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

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

H-2B...Get the Facts


Business Articles
The H-2B program was designed to legally and temporarily supply immigrant workers to American industries that struggle with labor shortages, especially those in the service areas (hotels, restaurants) as well as seasonal businesses. So now, with a lagging economy and unemployment rates reaching record highs, the need for the program no longer exists, right? Wrong.    More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

The History of ValleyCrest


Business Articles
You may be questioning whether the American Dream, and the infinite promise it holds, is still a reality. In today’s day and age, with the economic crisis looming, doubts like this are not uncommon. But there is good news: the American Dream is alive and well.   More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

GARY MORGAN


Close-Up Profiles
At the tender age of 14, Gary Morgan entered the business world when he started a lawn mowing service. Ironically, today he is back in the “mowing” business as president of Dixie Chopper. Along the way, he accumulated a wealth of experience in wholesale and retail business.   More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

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