April 19 2010
You’ve just completed a few landscaping jobs in a residential neighborhood and you have happy customers spreading the word about your great work. Now eager neighbors are asking for your services. ...
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March 16 2010
“The best time to start a springtime revival is actually in the late fall of the previous year,” says Walter Cornett, owner of Walter Cornett Landscaping, Richmond, Virginia ...
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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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Feb. 18 2010
In most professions, there is one central piece of equipment that you have to own before you can hang your company sign on the door. For electricians, it’s their ohm meter ...
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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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Jan. 18 2010
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s recession, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit.With fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding ...
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Jan. 18 2010
THE SMALL, GATED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY OF MOUNTAIN Cove in Azusa, California, had almost become accustomed to the poorly maintained grass growing there ...
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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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Dec. 23 2009
For many companies, that familiar chill in the air means it’s time to put some machines to bed for the winter. For others, it’s also a signal to pull out the snow equipment ...
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Dec. 23 2009
For as long as landscaping and irrigation have been an industry, trucks of all sorts have been that industry’s preferred mode of transportation ...
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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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Oct. 20 2009
Times are tough and people everywhere are rising to the challenge by making do with less. Homeowners who’ve never lifted a rake or pushed a mower are suddenly turning into backyard do-it-yourselfers. ...
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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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Sept. 15 2009
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE—It might seem that way, since much of our earth is covered in water, but we all know that water is an exhaustible resource and we must do our part to conserve ...
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Sept. 15 2009
Whether installing pipe, laying cable, or digging out space for hardscape or edging, trenching through packed earth can be hard on both people and equipment. The equipment that does your digging can have ...
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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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