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July 15 2008
Buildings everywhere are doing the green thing. Commercial buildings, homes and even entire neighborhoods are being designed with sustainability in mind. Consumers want it, realtors know it sells, governments ...
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July 15 2008
If you haven’t taken a look at synthetic turf in many years, look again. You’re in for a surprise. The tacky, plastic- looking and uncomfortable surfaces that we used to see have been replaced ...
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June 13 2008
The recent housing downturn and purported recession have affected our industry to varying degrees. Some are feeling the pinch associated with a lack of new housing starts and a weak dollar, while for others ...
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May 14 2008
WHAT STABILIZES SOIL, RETAINS moisture, saves on mulch, aids in filtration, reinforces and protects, and oh, yes . . . minimizes weeding? The answer is landscape fabric. Commonly known as a weed-barrier, ...
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April 21 2008
Recent research has confirmed that nitrogen levels affect the incidence and severity of turfgrass diseases ...
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April 21 2008
Color beds make a site shine. Flowers can make people stop in their tracks, invite them into a business or provide relaxation after a hard day's work. But color is costly ...
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April 21 2008
The untimely demise of the "Performance Spec" for landscape and erosion control projects should have us all concerned. Content to specify the materials to be used, there is too little regard for the end ...
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April 21 2008
Properly used, annual color can invite, enhance, conceal, distract, relax or excite. But color can also be a meaningless, busy hodgepodge. Healthy flowers are almost always a worthwhile addition to a site
April 21 2008
To stand out in any field today you must have something unique or exceptional. That's especially true in sports and it carries over for the individual managing the sports turf surface. Any team's record ...
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April 21 2008
These days, sustainability is one of the biggest buzzwords permeating our culture. Seems like the recent attention given to global warming, in particular, has made us more aware ...
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Feb. 1 2008
An old story about Michelangelo says that the artist was so gifted that he could visualize a sculpture in its entirety before his chisel ever touched the stone. The physical crafting of the piece was then ...
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Feb. 1 2008
These days, sustainability is one of the biggest buzzwords permeating our culture. Seems like the recent attention given to global warming, in particular, has made us more aware of how our lifestyles impact ...
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Jan. 2 2008
GROWING UP, KEVIN ROBERTS, OWNER OF BIG SKY LANDSCAPING, Inc., would leave his home in Montana to spend his summers in Oregon working for an uncle who owned a tree service company ...
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Oct. 1 2007
Imagine three towering oak trees and the knee-high piles of leaves they left on the ground. Rather than spending countless hours raking and bagging, we tried to find shortcuts ways to make our lives easier
Sept. 1 2007
I used to watch my father spend countless hours stringing and stapling lights around the gutters, chimneys, rooftop and trees, only to watch him struggle to take them down a few weeks later. That part was ...
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Sept. 1 2007
Its important to remember that people are not completely helpless when it comes to protecting themselves and their homes from wildfire ...
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Aug. 1 2007
All that remains of the tree is the stump, the unattractive remnants of a tree that once was. But before you can paint the canvas of dirt, the stump has to be removed ...
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July 1 2007
Imagine working long hours on one job. You just want to finish it in a timely, efficient manner. So, instead of three people hand-raking a yard to remove the rocks and debris to prepare the ground for ...
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June 1 2007
Well, we still don't have robotic assistants, but we do have remote controls. Who can imagine watching television without using a remote? ...
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June 1 2007
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"? Here is a scenario to think about: two weeks ago, one of your crew members came to work and realized that his car was running ...
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