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Nov. 16 2011
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s economic environment, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit. With fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding in different ways. Some are streamlining ...
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Oct. 17 2011
Have you ever designed and installed a beautiful landscape, just to see it become so overgrown that you´d never know it was designed and installed by a professional? Either the client let it get out of hand, or the person who was doing the maintenance ...
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May 18 2011
How much time do you spend shaving every morning? No matter if you use an electric or straight-edge razor, or how close the cut, you have to shave again the next day and the next, and the next ...
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March 22 2011
My mother always said, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” This worked fine when she was a homemaker, but once she started her own business, Mom soon realized that the only thing she was doing right by following ...
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Jan. 19 2011
IF YOU THOUGHT THE TERM ‘GOING in circles’ meant spinning your wheels and not making any progress, when it comes to the landscape profession, you couldn’t be more wrong ...
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Dec. 18 2010
Doesn’t it seem like it was only last week when you were applying fall fertilizer and cheering your favorite team to win the World Series? Now, Halloween trick-ortreaters have come and gone, the Thanksgiving feast is just a memory, and you’re ...
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Nov. 23 2010
YOUR COMMERCIAL MOWERS PACK a lot of punch. Their high horsepower engines make them very powerful machines, allowing your crews to cover more ground in less time ...
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Oct. 18 2010
There are times when the landscape industry feels like an “E-ticket” roller coaster ride. For those of us old enough to remember, E-tickets were purchased at Disneyland for the highest and scariest rides in the park ...
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July 13 2010
What if you could easily and relatively inexpensively expand your business without incurring increased operating costs? And what if you could accomplish this by adding only one piece of equipment ...
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June 16 2010
New. That one little word creates a sense of excitement like none other. When you're asked, "What's new?" the last thing you want to say is "Nothing." People are naturally drawn to the newest hi-tech gadgets, new store openings and new restaurant menus. ...
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May 19 2010
Talk about a wrench in the works. Or, in this case, a tree stump. After completing a renovation for a client, the backyard turned out beautifully. All that was left was the ugly remnant of a once-healthy tree. For years, when you came across a stump ...
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March 16 2010
“The best time to start a springtime revival is actually in the late fall of the previous year,” says Walter Cornett, owner of Walter Cornett Landscaping, Richmond, Virginia ...
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Feb. 18 2010
In most professions, there is one central piece of equipment that you have to own before you can hang your company sign on the door. For electricians, it’s their ohm meter ...
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Jan. 18 2010
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s recession, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit.With fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding in different ways. Some are streamlining operations ...
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Jan. 18 2010
THE SMALL, GATED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY OF MOUNTAIN Cove in Azusa, California, had almost become accustomed to the poorly maintained grass growing there ...
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Dec. 23 2009
For many companies, that familiar chill in the air means it’s time to put some machines to bed for the winter. For others, it’s also a signal to pull out the snow equipment ...
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Oct. 20 2009
Times are tough and people everywhere are rising to the challenge by making do with less. Homeowners who’ve never lifted a rake or pushed a mower are suddenly turning into backyard do-it-yourselfers. It’s really kind of heartwarming . . . ...
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Sept. 15 2009
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE—It might seem that way, since much of our earth is covered in water, but we all know that water is an exhaustible resource and we must do our part to conserve ...
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May 15 2009
It’s increasingly tough trying to keep afloat these days, no matter what industry you’re in. With the economy in shambles and many longtime businessmen now jobless, making sure your company stays relevant has never been more important ...
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March 17 2009
IN TODAY’S ULTRA-COMPETITIVE business climate, every second counts. Any opportunity that allows you to do a job faster, better and in a more cost-effective fashion should be fully explored ...
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