Sept. 15 2016
Have you been thinking of adding holiday lighting to your landscape business? If you haven’t, maybe you should. The demand is there; besides that, you already have your customers, you have the trucks, ...
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Aug. 15 2016
One Christmas morning, I unwrapped a very special gift from Santa. It was a big metal tin full of little squares of dry paint, the kind you have to wet first to paint with. I already owned one, with eight ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Who doesn’t want to do something special for the holidays? For many property owners that means long strings of bulbs festooning their rooflines, trees, and shrubs. Shopping centers and retail stores ...
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Aug. 17 2015
You’ve just finished a huge landscaping job for busy clients. Yes, it’s been a long haul, but more importantly, they are happy with what you’ve done and the quality of your work. What ...
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Sept. 15 2014
In the holiday classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Chevy Chase nearly pulls his hair out trying to get his Christmas lights to work. He grows so desperate for a solution ...
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Aug. 15 2014
Few segments of the green industry have changed as much in just a handful of years as has low-voltage landscape lighting. New technology, such as digital controls and better LEDs has added a great deal ...
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July 15 2014
Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary, but the path to the company’s beginnings came about when owner and founder Dan Cunado and his parents were granted ...
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Sept. 16 2013
"It's time to put the holiday lights!" That statement either warms the cockles or chills the spine, depending on your point of view. Whether it's uttered by the owner of a home or a business, it signals ...
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Aug. 23 2012
A landscape contractor in Fort Oglethorpe, Tennessee, was forced to close his doors--at least temporarily--after thieves broke into his yard and made off with his truck and 16-foot trailer ...
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Sept. 15 2011
In the middle of winter, landscape contractors across the country typically hit a big freeze. As temperatures dwindle downward, they frequently take landscapers’ revenues with them. Clients have ...
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Aug. 18 2011
After the sun goes down, you can bring a landscape to life with lighting, extending the enjoyment of the outside environment of your client’s home. Landscape lighting is a soft, subtle way to make ...
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Aug. 19 2010
Your company has spent a great deal of time and energy to create the perfect landscape for your client, and their reaction is a very pleasant smile and perhaps a warm handshake. But what if you could ...
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Sept. 15 2009
The holiday season is approaching with the speed of Santa’s sleigh. Before you know it, the sound of carols will fill the crisp winter nights, and the familiar smell of Christmas trees will permeate ...
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Aug. 14 2009
When you hear the word "staycation," does a little light go off in your head...an outdoor light, perhaps? ...
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Aug. 18 2008
When an artist paints a picture, or a photographer takes an exceptional photograph, the play of light and shadows are almost as important as the subject matter, sometimes even more so. You are taken in ...
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April 21 2008
Night Lighting Tips & Techniques Tips and Techniques: Capturing Nature's Beauty at Night ...
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July 1 2007
That depends on whether you've given them one of the most important elements in landscaping today outdoor lighting. If you have, your clients are undoubtedly enjoying their nighttime landscapes as much ...
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Sept. 1 2006
It’s a time of year when people see smiles everywhere they go, when everyone makes an effort to be friendlier. The holiday spirit gives us warm, fuzzy feelings inside, like a hug from grandma, or ...
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July 1 2006
It’s important to know how to take advantage of a good thing. When Scott Driscoll of Driscoll’s Landscaping, Mullica Hill, New Jersey, noticed the amount of development in the Mullica Hill ...
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Sept. 1 2005
More and more, landscape and maintenance contractors are adding winter services to their offerings to keep them working during what is traditionally considered the off-seas ...
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