April 14 2011
Landscape construction is an industry that calls for tough labor willing to work 15-hour days in some of the most extreme conditions. Although some contractors will take what they can get, it’s not ...
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March 22 2011
My mother always said, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” This worked fine when she was a homemaker, but once she started her own business, Mom soon realized that ...
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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 ...
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Feb. 17 2011
IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, when the very first enginepowered lawn mowers were introduced, the only fuel needed to run them was gasoline ...
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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
IF YOU THOUGHT THE TERM ‘GOING in circles’ meant spinning your wheels and not making any progress, when it comes to the landscape profession, you couldn’t be more wrong ...
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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 ...
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Dec. 18 2010
Doesn’t it seem like it was only last week when you were applying fall fertilizer and cheering your favorite team to win the World Series? Now, Halloween trick-ortreaters have come and gone, the ...
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Dec. 18 2010
While the words Newest! Biggest! Fastest! sound great when talking about holiday toys for your kids, when it comes to the truck in your company´s fleet, durable, functional, reliable and versatile ...
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Nov. 23 2010
YOUR COMMERCIAL MOWERS PACK a lot of punch. Their high horsepower engines make them very powerful machines, allowing your crews to cover more ground in less time ...
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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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Oct. 18 2010
There are times when the landscape industry feels like an “E-ticket” roller coaster ride. For those of us old enough to remember, E-tickets were purchased at Disneyland for the highest and ...
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Oct. 18 2010
When it comes to your business, you’re always thinking big. But, sometimes, bigger isn’t better. Sure, this may sound like common fortune cookie wisdom at first glance—but, when you’re ...
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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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July 13 2010
What if you could easily and relatively inexpensively expand your business without incurring increased operating costs? And what if you could accomplish this by adding only one piece of equipment ...
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June 16 2010
New. That one little word creates a sense of excitement like none other. When you're asked, "What's new?" the last thing you want to say is "Nothing." People are naturally drawn to the newest hi-tech gadgets, ...
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May 19 2010
Talk about a wrench in the works. Or, in this case, a tree stump. After completing a renovation for a client, the backyard turned out beautifully. All that was left was the ugly remnant of a once-healthy ...
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May 19 2010
The meaning of the saying “time is money” has never been better illustrated than by those in the landscape industry. The more green you mow in a day, the more green you’ll put in your ...
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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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