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
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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