Jan. 12 2009
The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas is another award-winning outdoor environment built with the help of ValleyCrest Landscape Development. Only three miles from the lights and action of the Strip, this 180-acre ...
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Jan. 12 2009
A WELL-MAINTAINED LAWN IS a source of great pride for the property owner. It also sends a message to all who pass by about the quality of a well kept property. By the same token, the landscape professional who ...
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Jan. 12 2009
A lot goes into a nice looking lawn. A variety of plants, trees and shrubs might enhance the turf, giving the yard a pleasing, garden-like touch. Fences, gateways, walls and fountains are other common ...
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Dec. 16 2008
AS AUTUMN COMES TO A CLOSE, dropping temperatures and burgeoning Christmas lights serve as a reminder that winter is just around the corner. In the landscape industry, this means two things: first, it’s ...
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Dec. 16 2008
When you think about it, buying a truck is a lot like shopping for a new suit. You have to look at the size of your company and determine what would make the best fit, and you have to have a certain image ...
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Nov. 17 2008
Landscape and irrigation contractors rely on trenching equipment to make quick work of a number of different digging tasks ...
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Oct. 17 2008
Rich Angelo’s people are learning how to write. For six solid weeks, for two hours each weeknight, they meet with an English teacher, drafting make-believe letters to make believe people, learning ...
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Oct. 17 2008
It should go without saying that winters can be tough for the landscape industry. Trees become more and more barren, turf stops growing, flowers aren’t even in season— to recycle a tired pun, ...
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Sept. 1 2008
But with this magic, in many parts of the country, comes cold weather. Snow begins to cover turf, ponds are frozen over and landscape contractors shut down for the season. If you’re a small businessman, ...
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Sept. 1 2008
Nothing is more crucial to a landscape contractor than his equipment, so when it comes to moving equipment from point A to point B, efficiency is key. After all, you wouldn’t want to spend three ...
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Aug. 18 2008
IN PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING, MULTI-TASKING IS the name of the game. It’s a facet of the job that keeps things interesting . . . and challenging. Today’s multi-use loading, lifting and excavating equipment ...
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July 15 2008
Buildings everywhere are doing the green thing. Commercial buildings, homes and even entire neighborhoods are being designed with sustainability in mind. Consumers want it, realtors know it sells, governments ...
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July 15 2008
If you haven’t taken a look at synthetic turf in many years, look again. You’re in for a surprise. The tacky, plastic- looking and uncomfortable surfaces that we used to see have been replaced ...
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June 13 2008
The recent housing downturn and purported recession have affected our industry to varying degrees. Some are feeling the pinch associated with a lack of new housing starts and a weak dollar, while for others ...
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June 13 2008
You`re cruising down the highway, and you notice that the needle on your fuel gauge leans toward the empty mark. You pull into the nearest gas station and hop out of your truck. Shielding your eyes from ...
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May 14 2008
WHAT STABILIZES SOIL, RETAINS moisture, saves on mulch, aids in filtration, reinforces and protects, and oh, yes . . . minimizes weeding? The answer is landscape fabric. Commonly known as a weed-barrier, ...
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April 22 2008
Through experience, you’ve learned the fastest way to cut a lawn, and still have it look painstakingly detailed. You train your crews to be efficient ...
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April 21 2008
Recent research has confirmed that nitrogen levels affect the incidence and severity of turfgrass diseases ...
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April 21 2008
Color beds make a site shine. Flowers can make people stop in their tracks, invite them into a business or provide relaxation after a hard day's work. But color is costly ...
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April 21 2008
The untimely demise of the "Performance Spec" for landscape and erosion control projects should have us all concerned. Content to specify the materials to be used, there is too little regard for the end ...
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