Nov. 16 2015
The green industry would not exist as it does today without the invention of the motorized mower. These mighty machines are many times more efficient than their muscle-powered predecessors, and you could ...
View More...
Oct. 15 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: Although this study was conducted in 2004, more than 11 years ago, it is still relevant today. We recently spoke with John DeCell about this report, which compared prices for doing ...
View More...
Oct. 15 2015
Imagine if you could change your DNA—becoming taller, stronger or faster depending on what was best suited to the task at hand. Compared to modifying your body, swapping out a mower is a snap. ...
View More...
Aug. 17 2015
You roll out of bed while it’s still dark, bolt down some coffee, then bundle up in hat, gloves, boots, pants and parka. You head out into the cold, dark streets to push, shovel and melt ice and ...
View More...
Aug. 17 2015
Salt, a.k.a. NaCl, sodium chloride, is so common a compound that it’s hard to imagine running out of it. After all, sodium—atomic number 11 on the periodic table—is the sixth-most abundant ...
View More...
July 15 2015
It’s been said that the ability to use and create tools is what sets the human species apart more so than anything else. Still, progress has been relatively slow. We didn’t advance from the ...
View More...
June 15 2015
It all started back in ancient Rome. Sometime after 273 B.C., Roman architects perfected a new type of concrete that many consider their most relevant contribution to the modern world. Indeed, the engineering ...
View More...
May 15 2015
In today's environment, the pressure to be competitive is enormous. Without implementing time management systems and using the tools and technology that are available, it is a foregone conclusion that ...
View More...
April 15 2015
Talking trees have been a fixture in folklore and fiction. If you’ve ever watched The Two Towers, the second movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you would have seen the giant tree-like creatures ...
View More...
April 15 2015
Now phones do so many things, it would take this entire article to list them all. They’re entertainment centers, data managers, storage devices, navigation systems, and access portals to the Internet, ...
View More...
March 16 2015
Dad’s cooking burgers on a kettle grill in the corner of a little concrete patio. Mom’s setting a picnic table, while the kids run through the sprinklers with the dog. In the not-too-distant ...
View More...
March 16 2015
Landscape maintenance businesses are a very hot topic these days. If managed properly, they can turn into billion-dollar revenue streams, a fact which has, by no surprise, caught the eye of many financial ...
View More...
Feb. 19 2015
It is said that practice makes perfect. A concert pianist would never dream of performing before an audience without first taking months to perfect his technique. Nor would a surgeon dare make that first ...
View More...
Feb. 19 2015
Remember the old “Batman” TV show? If you do, you may recall that no matter what dire situation he and Robin got into, courtesy of some supervillain, the Caped Crusader would have some gizmo ...
View More...
Jan. 15 2015
We can see it in our minds … “the perfect view.” It’s the scene that automatically pops into our heads when we think of something as being picturesque ...
View More...
Jan. 15 2015
One of the best things about selfserve frozen yogurt places are those little white sample cups. They exist just so you can try out a new flavor before you commit to a w hole cupful. Will you really like ...
View More...
Dec. 15 2014
The very competitive commercial mower industry just had its equivalent of Detroit’s Auto Show. It’s called GIE+EXPO, and it’s held every October in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s where ...
View More...
Dec. 15 2014
It’s that time of year again...the time of year where we take a moment and reflect on every contractor’s best friend: their truck. Across the country, landscape contractors invest a lot of ...
View More...
Nov. 17 2014
In a large swath of the country, the coming of fall and winter means that annual chores need to get done before the weather turns bitter. Storm windows are put up, snow tires are put on, outdoor furniture ...
View More...
Oct. 15 2014
It’s not unlike what happens when it comes time to choose a new commercial mower (or mowers) for your landscape business. There are plenty of good, solid, quality mowers out there, that’s not ...
View More...