Feb. 1 2008
These days, sustainability is one of the biggest buzzwords permeating our culture. Seems like the recent attention given to global warming, in particular, has made us more aware of how our lifestyles impact ...
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Jan. 2 2008
GROWING UP, KEVIN ROBERTS, OWNER OF BIG SKY LANDSCAPING, Inc., would leave his home in Montana to spend his summers in Oregon working for an uncle who owned a tree service company ...
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Oct. 1 2007
Imagine three towering oak trees and the knee-high piles of leaves they left on the ground. Rather than spending countless hours raking and bagging, we tried to find shortcuts ways to make our lives easier
Sept. 1 2007
I used to watch my father spend countless hours stringing and stapling lights around the gutters, chimneys, rooftop and trees, only to watch him struggle to take them down a few weeks later. That part was ...
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Sept. 1 2007
Its important to remember that people are not completely helpless when it comes to protecting themselves and their homes from wildfire ...
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Aug. 1 2007
All that remains of the tree is the stump, the unattractive remnants of a tree that once was. But before you can paint the canvas of dirt, the stump has to be removed ...
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July 1 2007
Imagine working long hours on one job. You just want to finish it in a timely, efficient manner. So, instead of three people hand-raking a yard to remove the rocks and debris to prepare the ground for ...
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June 1 2007
Well, we still don't have robotic assistants, but we do have remote controls. Who can imagine watching television without using a remote? ...
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June 1 2007
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"? Here is a scenario to think about: two weeks ago, one of your crew members came to work and realized that his car was running ...
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June 1 2007
As with most equipment purchases, choosing the right trencher is more about your business than it is about the equipment itself. How many inches a machine trenches per hour is one measure of productivity, ...
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May 1 2007
These days, many contractors are getting a little help from a surprising new resource: synthetic turf. From backyard putting greens to play areas to low maintenance lawns, this water-free alternative is ...
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April 1 2007
What are they? Theyre the versatile fleet of compact utility equipment available for todays green industry professionals ...
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March 1 2007
Color has power. A splash of color can create a focal point where there was none before. It can draw a landscape together into a harmonious whole and define a style or mood ...
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Feb. 1 2007
Of course, when it comes down to the possibility of working such magic yourself, it seems impossible. You're a landscape contractor, not a magician, and don't think you could possibly have the right computer ...
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Jan. 1 2007
New Desert Gallery, a Tucson-based exterior design and construction company, has earned national recognition for sculpting a landscaping masterpiece. The company recently received a 2006 Grand Award for ...
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Nov. 1 2006
When Kevin Grady made the decision to leave his well-paying corporate job, it was a dangerous move: at the time, he had three kids in college. While he knew he’d be happier ...
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Oct. 1 2006
Everyone dreams of having a bigger house. For years, people have turned to television to give them glimpses of what it would be like to live in one. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous was popular in the ...
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Sept. 1 2006
The right equipment can help you complete all these tasks and more. It helps employees be more productive and more efficient. Photo courtesy: Echo The right equipment can help you complete ...
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Sept. 1 2006
You just can’t get away with owning a minimal amount of equipment anymore. Equipment has become the mainstay of a landscape contractor’s business. From mowers to chain saws to compact excavators ...
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Sept. 1 2006
Many challenges came into play when the City of Baltimore, Maryland, contracted with Initial Tropical Plants to renovate the historical conservatory in Druid Hill Park. The renovation was to include each ...
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