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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May 1 2007
The concept is simple. Start with the right amount of quality ingredients, including seed, mulch, fertilizer, and water. Add a tackifier to make sure things stick. Mix together to create your hydroseeding ...
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April 1 2007
What are they? Theyre the versatile fleet of compact utility equipment available for todays green industry professionals
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
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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Nov. 1 2006
If you’ve found installing ponds and water features to be a successful venture, you can take that success to the next level by beginning to maintain ponds as well. Maintaining a
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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Sept. 1 2006
At some point in your landscaping career, you decided that it was time to dive into the ever-growing, highly profitable, don’t-be-afraid-to-make-a-buck pond indus
Sept. 1 2006
Aug. 1 2006
Some manufacturers believe that the best way to avoid this problem is to use longer sockets. It sounds pretty logicala deeper socket seems like it would provide extra reinforcement for jointed areas. The ...
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July 1 2006
As president of NatureScape Lawn and Landscape Care, Todd Furry isn’t merely a successful landscape professional. With thirteen locations in five Midwest states, he’s also a very savvy businessman. A ...
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July 1 2006
One of the hallmarks of a quality landscape installation is that it looks fabulous when you first put it in and only gets better with time. The neat and tidy beds of a brand new landscape almost always ...
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July 1 2006
We’ve all seen those slimy green scums on ponds, lakes, or pools. They’re called algae. And they stubbornly occur in water – the one place in a landscape that shouldn’t look green ...
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