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Nov. 2 2005
There was a time when building landscapes was really back-breaking work. The main reason why it was hard work is because there was very little equipment that was made to do the job; therefore, almost everything had to be done with manual labor ...
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Sept. 1 2005
When Bill Butler and his wife returned to work after lunching together in their Palm Coast Florida home, they had no idea that they would never set foot in their house again. When Bill Butler and his wife returned to work after lunching together ...
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Sept. 1 2005
When it comes to the tasks that befall the landscape contractor, none may be as thankless as trenching ...
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Aug. 1 2005
It shouldn’t have to be so hard, but for some reason it is. You land a great landscape maintenance job, one that will keep ...
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Aug. 1 2005
In a world where everything seems to be super-sized, and the bigger-is-better mantra is shouted from the highest ...
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Aug. 1 2005
Can you remember when the only edger that was available was a long wooden handle with a metal round blade on the bottom? You would place the blade ...
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June 1 2005
Decorative concrete curbing is coming soon to a neighborhood near you! And when it does, it will be in high demand as the edging of choice in commercial and residential landscaping. That has already happened in some parts of the country, and the trend ...
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June 1 2005
You’ve done everything right. Watering schedules are providing optimum coverage with maximum efficiency. You fertilize the turf on a regular basis; its green, lush sheen is a testament to your tenacity ...
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Jan. 1 2005
When it comes to new technologies, today’s innovation is often tomorrow’s scrapheap. For that very reason, some landscape contractors are reluctant to embrace hi-tech devices such as landscape design software ...
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Jan. 1 2005
If you ask most landscape contractors what keeps them interested in their profession, chances are they’ll tell you they have a strong desire to work with their hands, to create, and to design ...
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Dec. 1 2004
What is one piece of equipment that you can buy for your business to help you grow your company, cut your costs, satisfy your customers, enhance your community image, and do your part for the environment all at the same time? ...
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Dec. 1 2004
The selection of power equipment on the market for today’s landscape contractor is staggering. There’s equipment available for just about every job, and the options can be overwhelming ...
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Nov. 1 2004
THIS FALL , SHANE MARX , OWNER OF LOG JAM Tree Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota, spent a few weeks in sunny Florida. But the purpose of the trip wasn’t rest or relaxation. Marx’s visit was purely business ...
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Nov. 1 2004
“That’s a phenomenal return by any standard,” Mohns said. “It shows the huge impact grading can have on property values.” ...
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July 1 2004
What landscape contractor can honestly say they didn’t start cleaning up leaves with the rake? Even today, if you are starting out, especially on a tight budget, chances are you would begin by using a rake ...
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June 1 2004
Quality pays-its an essential business credo. Most business people recognize that cutting corners by using shoddy materials or providing mediocre service is not a good business practice ...
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May 1 2004
Have you ever heard of that psychiatric mental/visual association technique that involves a person saying a word and you respond with the first image that comes to mind? ...
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May 1 2004
Like many small business owners, Keith Thykeson wears a number of professional hats. For many years, Thykeson wore only two hats—golf pro and golf instructor. But fate had other plans for Thykeson, who admits to an exacting passion for perfection
May 1 2004
Looking for a trailer? It’s a wide, wide world out there, with a dizzying array of options. There is a price point for every wallet, and an abundance of vendors on the market ...
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March 1 2004
Painting the landscape with colorful flowers may seem easy enough, but bedding plants can present some problems, too. Theres nothing attractive about a bunch of wilted plants on a hot summer afternoon ...
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