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Sept. 23 2010
Try to remember - although it's only September - that the holidays are just around the corner. The temperatures are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change, and before you know it, Santas will ...
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Aug. 19 2010
Ever wonder why “the other man’s grass is always greener”? Maybe it’s because his landscape contractor planted the right seed for the landscape’s need. Choosing the right ...
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April 19 2010
The diversity of today’s landscape building products is almost staggering. For the creative designer ...
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Feb. 18 2010
Even if you’re a top-notch landscape designer, your greatest ideas won’t put much in your pocket if you can’t translate them effectively for your clients ...
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Jan. 18 2010
Walking through a garden courtyard, you’re surrounded by sculptured fountains, a circular pergola and hand-carved limestone columns. Breathe deeply and inhale the fragrance of succulent roses that ...
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Dec. 23 2009
End of year evaluations come before New Year’s resolutions in the landscaping industry, especially when it comes to making decisions about equipment inventory...Buy...Rent...or Lease ...
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Nov. 16 2009
IT’S NO SECRET—BUSINESSES ARE struggling to survive these tough economic times. Many businesses are taking some time to reevaluate their current strategies and develop new ways to grow while ...
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Oct. 20 2009
When synthetic turf was first invented in the early ’60s, it was hardly impressive. There was only one type available at the time, and it was rough, off-color and uncomfortable. It was called AstroTurf, ...
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Sept. 15 2009
A beautiful home sits in a wooded hillside neighborhood on the outskirts of town. The owner loves it here. With tall pines surrounding his house, he has all the privacy he wants and not much grass ...
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July 18 2009
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER time to develop your water conservation IQ. The word is out: water is recognized as a limited resource everywhere—even in areas not yet hit hard by shortages ...
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July 18 2009
It's been two years since a tornado swept through Greensburg, Kansas, and ravaged rows of houses lining the streets. The townsfolk were used to living simple lives, where nothing out of the ordinary ever ...
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July 18 2009
YES, TIMES ARE STILL TOUGH OUT there. Driving along one of Los Angeles’ metropolitan streets over the weekend, I couldn’t help but notice just how hard the small, local businesses and boutiques ...
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June 15 2009
IF YOU PUT ALL OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN AND laborers together in one room and asked them to describe how they would build a paver walkway or patio, how many different answers would you get? ...
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May 15 2009
What does it take to build a landscape? How do you start with a vision and turn it into a beautiful, functional reality? It takes a lot more than muscle and the right equipment. With any landscape construction ...
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April 16 2009
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN AN IDEAL HOME LANDSCAPE MEANT beautiful gardens, grounds that invited a leisurely stroll and perhaps a bench where one could sit and enjoy the view. Now, residential landscapes ...
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March 17 2009
That statement is more true today than it ever has been before. In recent years, travel has become so costly and so stressful that people are booking fewer vacations. In addition, as more Americans begin ...
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March 17 2009
WHITTIER COLLEGE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HOME TO A WIDE range of athletes with a lot to show for their mettle. The Whittier, California-based school has captured 26 conference titles through its football program ...
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Feb. 22 2009
You’re a skilled designer. You listen to your clients and understand exactly what they’re looking for. You draw beautiful plans according to their wishes. But do you ever wonder what business ...
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Jan. 12 2009
The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas is another award-winning outdoor environment built with the help of ValleyCrest Landscape Development. Only three miles from the lights and action of the Strip, this 180-acre ...
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Sept. 1 2008
But with this magic, in many parts of the country, comes cold weather. Snow begins to cover turf, ponds are frozen over and landscape contractors shut down for the season. If you’re a small businessman, ...
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