June 1 2005
Decorative concrete curbing is coming soon to a neighborhood near you! And when it does, it will be in high demand as the edging of choice in commercial and residential landscaping. That has already happened ...
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June 1 2005
You’ve done everything right. Watering schedules are providing optimum coverage with maximum efficiency. You fertilize the turf on a regular basis; its green, lush sheen is a testament to your tenacity
April 1 2005
We’ve recently been asked the following question, which could be viewed as another example of a catch-22. "My company is currently trying to expand into the com ...
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Jan. 1 2005
When it comes to new technologies, today’s innovation is often tomorrow’s scrapheap. For that very reason, some landscape contractors are reluctant to embrace hi-tech devices such as landscape ...
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Jan. 1 2005
If you ask most landscape contractors what keeps them interested in their profession, chances are they’ll tell you they have a strong desire to work with their hands, to create, and to design ...
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Dec. 1 2004
What is one piece of equipment that you can buy for your business to help you grow your company, cut your costs, satisfy your customers, enhance your community image, and do your part for the environment ...
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Dec. 1 2004
The selection of power equipment on the market for today’s landscape contractor is staggering. There’s equipment available for just about every job, and the options can be overwhelming ...
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Nov. 1 2004
THIS FALL , SHANE MARX , OWNER OF LOG JAM Tree Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota, spent a few weeks in sunny Florida. But the purpose of the trip wasn’t rest or relaxation. Marx’s visit was ...
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Nov. 1 2004
“That’s a phenomenal return by any standard,” Mohns said. “It shows the huge impact grading can have on property values.” ...
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Nov. 1 2004
Jim Myers, production manager at Jrco Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesotta, says, “A lot of the attachments on the market allow landscapers, especially the smaller contractors ...
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Oct. 1 2004
Comfortable suspension. More horsepower. Impressive safety features. Phrases like these sound like buzzwords from a car commercial ...
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Oct. 1 2004
You’ve got the tools, you’ve got the equipment, and you’ve got the know-how. You have the certification and the license, and people willing to pay you for your services. Wha ...
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Oct. 1 2004
Snow is like Hollywood--tourists love it; locals can’t stand it. Homeowners and businesses get fed up with snow real quick, and often look for professionals to remove the horrible white stuff for ...
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Oct. 1 2004
We live in an age where people sue fast food restaurants because their food “made” them obese, or their coffee was too hot. Tobacco companies are legally attacked by people who willingly smoked ...
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July 1 2004
What landscape contractor can honestly say they didn’t start cleaning up leaves with the rake? Even today, if you are starting out, especially on a tight budget, chances are you would begin by using ...
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June 1 2004
Quality pays-its an essential business credo. Most business people recognize that cutting corners by using shoddy materials or providing mediocre service is not a good business practice ...
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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