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Hurricane Sandy Cleanup


Miscellaneous
When Hurricane Sany tore through the East Coast during the last week of October, it left so much damage in its wake that the total tab, when it’s finally tallied, will be in the billions. The superstorm severely affected seven states, with New York and New Jersey the hardest hit.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Drew & Matthew Thomas


Close-Up Profiles
As a young kid, Drew Thomas followed his father around the northeast region of Indiana. His father was playing industrial baseball and Drew was the bat boy. Thomas’ father had played professional baseball with the St. Louis Browns in the late 1930s and early ’40s until he joined the Army in World War II.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Maintaining Your Equipment


Landscape Maintenance
One of the things we can count on in life is that nothing runs smoothly forever. If that wasn’t true, a lot more cars from the 1940s or even earlier would still be on the roads, instead of being the rare sights that they are. As with all mechanical devices, eventually something breaks or wears out.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Trucks


Trucks
Trucks aren’t just a means of transportation. They are a contractor’s personal ware- house on wheels. Whether you’re running heavy or light-duty vehicles in your company’s fleet, commercial trucks have the same function for the contractor that toolboxes have for the handyman—except they’re much bigger.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Growing Your Business


Business Articles
Making things grow—that’s what you do. Some green things grow easily, with little effort, even thriving on neglect. And some take a lot of tending, just the right kind of soil, fertilizer, irrigation and pruning to really flourish. you, as a landscape professional, know this, of course.   More
 
Friday, November 16, 2012

Sharpshooter Has California in the Crosshair


Weed and Pest Control
Of growing concern in the landscape industry is the potential loss of millions of dollars in revenue due to an epidemic infestation of the glassy-winged...   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Understory Trees Shady Characters

Where, Which, and How--to Plant Trees


Tree Care
Used sparingly and placed right, small trees--particularly those that flower or offer coloration--can enhance any urban landscape. Intermediate or small ornamental trees that tolerate shade, or filtered light, can be planted beneath the canopies of larger trees for beauty and diversity. Many of these understory trees are low maintenance, requiring little pruning, and adapt well to a wide range of climatic conditions, soils, insects and diseases. They also perform well in areas where root zones are restricted.   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Lana Robinson

Spring Cleaning: Assures The Health of Water Features


Waterscapes
Spring Cleaning Spring Cleaning Assure the Health of Water Features By Patrick Simmsgeiger The summertime beauty and function of a pond, lake or water feature can be seriously    More
 
Monday, March 1, 1999

Automate Your Field Work

By Bruce Blau


Business Articles
“It’s hard to find good help nowadays . . .” Yes, is an old, tired phrase, but nonetheless true. On a landscaping project, especially, its tough to amass the skilled manpower necessary to complete a job, according to many contractors.    More
 
Monday, March 1, 1999

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