May 1 2004
Have you ever heard of that psychiatric mental/visual association technique that involves a person saying a word and you respond with the first image that comes to mind? ...
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May 1 2004
Like many small business owners, Keith Thykeson wears a number of professional hats. For many years, Thykeson wore only two hats—golf pro and golf instructor. But fate had other plans for Thykeson, ...
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May 1 2004
Looking for a trailer? It’s a wide, wide world out there, with a dizzying array of options. There is a price point for every wallet, and an abundance of vendors on the market ...
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March 1 2004
Painting the landscape with colorful flowers may seem easy enough, but bedding plants can present some problems, too. Theres nothing attractive about a bunch of wilted plants on a hot summer afternoon
March 1 2004
Remember when Mom used to yell at you for gobbling down your food and guzzling your beverage? We heard arguments as kids that this kind of eating and drinking, in addition to not being very attractive, ...
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Feb. 1 2004
Most contractors in the business have a fairly lengthy wish list. Some guys want a few more hours in the day; others want to close more sales or boost their business volume. Some folks want to look more ...
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Feb. 1 2004
The ubiquitous mower may be the bread and butter of your landscape business; its probably the most frequently used piece of equipment in your arsenal, but mowers can also be the source of some serious ...
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Dec. 1 2003
Running your own business is the American dream. A well run, profitable business puts you on top of the world.And it looks so easy. Lets follow John as he learns what it takes to own a successful business
Nov. 1 2003
Imagine sitting in your favorite lounge chair on a flagstone patio. Its a cool, starlit evening. . . . Youre enjoying the warmth of a fireplace and the trickling sound of a fountain or small waterfall ...
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Nov. 1 2003
It would be a rare situation for me to ever install bulk mulch again. First, I have to go get it or have it delivered. After picking it up in my trailer, it falls between the trailer slats and blowing ...
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Nov. 1 2003
We know what a well-groomed landscape means to a client. Often, that landscape is the first thing seen when looking at someone?s home or property ...
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Oct. 1 2003
Quite possibly, the least expensive pieces of all the essentials that ride in your vans, trucks or trailers are hand-held outdoor power tools ...
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March 1 2003
In a world that is becoming more and more homogenized, color can create a powerful statement. Our eyes are naturally drawn to color ...
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Jan. 1 2003
Really, theres nothing wrong with shovels and mattocks. If you have to move earth, then good old-fashioned manual labor is one sure-fire way to get it done ...
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Dec. 1 2002
The old clich time is money, is not lost on the labor-intensive landscaping industry. Company owners and managers understand the need to get the job done, and done well, then get the equipment back on ...
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Oct. 1 2002
It’s fall and that means it’s time to overseed bermudagrass in the South and Southwest. The main reason for overseeding, of course, is to provide your ...
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Oct. 1 2002
American Landscape came to Salt Lake City in 1998 at the invitation of the Mormon Church to complete the landscaping for the $50 ...
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Sept. 1 2002
At 10:00 p.m., fiery red images flash in the center of your living room. The anchorwoman reports thirty percent containment, even though that percentage was 85 percent yesterday ...
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Aug. 1 2002
When the hand-held power tool side of a company blends into the background, then these tools are fulfilling their purpose well ...
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July 1 2002
In 1991, Cliff Deibel, owner of Deibel Lawn Service in Greeley, Colorado, got tired of using a 10 horsepower, air-cooled, single-cylinder lawnmower to service his customers. What Deibel really wanted was ...
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