Nov. 16 2011
Water is a powerful resource. A welldesigned water feature can add natural beauty and visual excitement to its surroundings, offer an inspiring view and create a peaceful atmosphere within a host of environments ...
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Oct. 17 2011
Landscape professionals, who provide services to residents in hillside or canyon communities that are in fire-prone areas, should be familiar with ways of minimizing their clients’ risk of losing ...
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Sept. 15 2011
One of the first things to look at is the size and scope of the projects you currently handle and those you’d like to take on in the near future. What is the depth and width of the trenches you need ...
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Sept. 15 2011
Oxygen is one of—if not the most—vital element on the face of this earth
July 20 2011
I’ve learned by seeing, assessing and fixing thousands of ponds, done by do-it-yourselfers or “certified” high dollar so-called “professionals”. There’s always some ...
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June 16 2011
If you work in the residential market, opportunity abounds. With the economy trying to ease out of the doldrums, and the price of gasoline keeping families off the road, what a perfect time to look at ...
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May 18 2011
After a particularly rough winter in many parts of our country, Mother Nature has finally awakened from her long winter nap and spring is in full swing
May 18 2011
There’s a saying, “Bigger is better.” Although that’s not always the case, it took me a while to get the message, but I finally did get it
April 14 2011
ARE RETAINING WALLS CONSTRUCTED WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE of holding back soil and preventing erosion? You’d be surprised at what some landscape designers and homeowners are using them for instead
April 14 2011
There are few jobs as monotonous, back breaking and unfulfilling as digging out weeds. If you’re providing landscape maintenance services, cutting down the amount of time you spend nurturing a virtually ...
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March 22 2011
Ponds and lakes are valuable natural resources. They add beauty to the landscape, provide recreation and serve as a habitat for fish and wildlife. A natural body of water is a complex biological, chemical ...
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Feb. 17 2011
Kirk Engle of New Jersey and Aron Hoffman of Hawaii are separated by the entire breadth of the continental United States and a fair expanse of the Pacific Ocean
Jan. 19 2011
Driving on an ordinary road that twists and turns up a residential hill just outside of Los Angeles, one would never know that situated a few steps above street level there exists a piece of Hollywood ...
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Jan. 19 2011
During my travel this past holiday season I was “exposed” to the new security measures from TSA at the airport. Whether I feel more secure or my naked image is online somewhere; are both still ...
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Dec. 18 2010
IT’S HARD TO NOT BE BEDAZZLED BY THE PROSPECT OF A NEW piece of equipment. Hypnotized by its brilliance, you start coming up with the reasons to justify the purchase of this gleaming unit
Nov. 23 2010
You’ve read about it, heard it on the radio, and even seen your competitors take a stab at it . . . waterscapes. It’s hot and it’s here to stay, according to everything you’ve heard ...
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Oct. 18 2010
Is there any benefit to planting native plants at various times during the late summer and early fall? The answer is yes, and for a myriad of reasons. Late summer and early fall plantings allow the plants ...
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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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Sept. 23 2010
In the past, I’ve written about tapping into your vast knowledge of expertise to enhance your business success and bottom line. This article is going to focus on one particular area—something ...
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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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