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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Oct. 20 2009
With winter on its way and its inherent bone-chilling temperatures and falling snow in many parts of the country, many landscape contractors have chosen to add snow removal services as a way to supplement ...
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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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May 15 2009
What does it take to build a landscape? How do you start with a vision and turn it into a beautiful, functional reality? It takes a lot more than muscle and the right equipment. With any landscape construction ...
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May 15 2009
It’s increasingly tough trying to keep afloat these days, no matter what industry you’re in. With the economy in shambles and many longtime businessmen now jobless, making sure your company ...
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April 16 2009
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN AN IDEAL HOME LANDSCAPE MEANT beautiful gardens, grounds that invited a leisurely stroll and perhaps a bench where one could sit and enjoy the view. Now, residential landscapes ...
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April 16 2009
It wasn’t so long ago when a simple planting job required the work of an entire crew if you wanted to get it done in a timely fashion. When you had no other choice than to dig each hole by hand, ...
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March 17 2009
That statement is more true today than it ever has been before. In recent years, travel has become so costly and so stressful that people are booking fewer vacations. In addition, as more Americans begin ...
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March 17 2009
WHITTIER COLLEGE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HOME TO A WIDE range of athletes with a lot to show for their mettle. The Whittier, California-based school has captured 26 conference titles through its football program ...
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March 17 2009
IN TODAY’S ULTRA-COMPETITIVE business climate, every second counts. Any opportunity that allows you to do a job faster, better and in a more cost-effective fashion should be fully explored ...
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Feb. 22 2009
You’re a skilled designer. You listen to your clients and understand exactly what they’re looking for. You draw beautiful plans according to their wishes. But do you ever wonder what business ...
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Feb. 22 2009
IMAGINE, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT, A lawn so overpopulated with weeds and overgrown blades of grass you’d think you were kneedeep in some faraway jungle. Not exactly idyllic, right? Well, no great surprise ...
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