Sept. 1 2007
I used to watch my father spend countless hours stringing and stapling lights around the gutters, chimneys, rooftop and trees, only to watch him struggle to take them down a few weeks later. That part was ...
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Sept. 1 2007
Its important to remember that people are not completely helpless when it comes to protecting themselves and their homes from wildfire ...
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Sept. 1 2007
Any military commander will tell you that next to the men and equipment, the most important element is the vehicles that make up the supply-line. These vehicles transport the crucial men and materiel ...
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Aug. 1 2007
All that remains of the tree is the stump, the unattractive remnants of a tree that once was. But before you can paint the canvas of dirt, the stump has to be removed ...
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July 1 2007
Imagine working long hours on one job. You just want to finish it in a timely, efficient manner. So, instead of three people hand-raking a yard to remove the rocks and debris to prepare the ground for ...
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June 1 2007
Well, we still don't have robotic assistants, but we do have remote controls. Who can imagine watching television without using a remote? ...
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June 1 2007
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"? Here is a scenario to think about: two weeks ago, one of your crew members came to work and realized that his car was running ...
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June 1 2007
As with most equipment purchases, choosing the right trencher is more about your business than it is about the equipment itself. How many inches a machine trenches per hour is one measure of productivity, ...
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May 1 2007
These days, many contractors are getting a little help from a surprising new resource: synthetic turf. From backyard putting greens to play areas to low maintenance lawns, this water-free alternative is ...
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April 1 2007
What are they? Theyre the versatile fleet of compact utility equipment available for todays green industry professionals ...
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April 1 2007
WHATEVER NUMBER OF HOURS you mow per week, Brian Smith probably has you beat. As the owner of Agri-Lawn Care, Brownsburg, Indiana, Smith and his crews cut grass all day long, from seven in the morning ...
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March 1 2007
Color has power. A splash of color can create a focal point where there was none before. It can draw a landscape together into a harmonious whole and define a style or mood ...
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March 1 2007
Despite the variety of landscape contracting companies that exist, the mower is a universal element for almost all of them. Even many companies that now focus exclusively on design/build projects were ...
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Feb. 1 2007
Of course, when it comes down to the possibility of working such magic yourself, it seems impossible. You're a landscape contractor, not a magician, and don't think you could possibly have the right computer ...
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Feb. 1 2007
THE OFF-SEASON FOR IRRIGATION and landscape contracting businesses is often a time for organization, inventory, accounts receivables, budgets and projections. However, once these important tasks are completed, ...
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Feb. 1 2007
YOUR BUDDY IN THE NEXT TOWN JUST bought his company a great new mower. According to him, it's a true marvel of speed and efficiency. In fact, he's going to buy two more. ...
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Jan. 1 2007
New Desert Gallery, a Tucson-based exterior design and construction company, has earned national recognition for sculpting a landscaping masterpiece. The company recently received a 2006 Grand Award for ...
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Jan. 1 2007
Homestead Landscaping, Bondeville, Vermont, found this out first-hand in the late 1980s when a construction boom exploded in the area. The company had a perfect plan to grow its business ...
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Nov. 1 2006
When Kevin Grady made the decision to leave his well-paying corporate job, it was a dangerous move: at the time, he had three kids in college. While he knew he’d be happier ...
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Nov. 1 2006
If you've ever sat around on a Monday night to watch a football game, you're probably familiar with the term 'sports analyst.' Often a former player, now a sports analyst, gives his opinion on how well ...
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