March 17 2009
Being in the construction industry since the early ’90s, I have learned that equipment and “stuff” doesn’t necessarily work the way it’s supposed to. Being in the water garden ...
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Jan. 13 2009
Back when our company first started and we were trying to rent warehouse space, the leasing company didn’t want to work with us. They were worried that because we sold a product that was such an ...
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Nov. 11 2008
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY recently recognized the importance of the International Professional Pond Contractors Association (IPPCA) at its annual humanitarian event, “Ponditat For Humanity.”
Sept. 1 2008
THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF ponds and large water features among residential and commercial markets translates into a high profit margin for your business, and are simpler to build than you think. For ...
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Sept. 1 2008
WHEN UNCLE SAM TURNS GREEN, should you as a business person be concerned? Maybe. Until recently, most pond installers or irrigators never paid much attention to or had to be concerned with the EPA or the subordinate ...
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May 15 2008
No homeowner wants to look out their window and see green or tea-colored water in their backyard pond. This is why creating a healthy, low-maintenance ecosystem is so important to any contractor who installs ...
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April 21 2008
How many times have your customers told you that they've always dreamed of having a pond in their backyard? Uh . . . wait a minute, now let's review that. Did they say pond or ...
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April 21 2008
If you're in the green industry, it won't be a secret if I say that ponds are hot. As a testimonial to the legitimacy of the ponds phenomena, USA Today (July 11, 2003 issue) declared 'water ...
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April 18 2008
A typical landscaper-constructed boulder and gravel pond. Note skimmer installation, exposed liner at the base of the waterfall, use of round boulders and flat slate in the waterfall and waterfall box ...
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March 1 2008
AS THE GREEN INDUSTRY continues to expand into new market segments to satisfy customers’ changing tastes, contractors are challenged to keep their labor force up-to-date on new products, services ...
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Jan. 1 2008
One of the greatest challenges a greenscape designer may face is integrating a waterscape into a hardscaped terrain. It really boils down to two basic options: blending flawlessly and contrast ...
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Sept. 1 2007
You're taking potential customers to one of your client's homes to show them an example of the type of work you do. You've made arrangements with your client and received their permission ...
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July 1 2007
his summer, I've been engaged by Savio Engineering to crisscross the country teaching groups of contractors in hands-on clinics about the fundamentals of water feature construction -- that is, ...
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Nov. 1 2006
If you’ve found installing ponds and water features to be a successful venture, you can take that success to the next level by beginning to maintain ponds as well. Maintaining a ...
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Sept. 1 2006
At some point in your landscaping career, you decided that it was time to dive into the ever-growing, highly profitable, don’t-be-afraid-to-make-a-buck pond indus ...
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July 1 2006
We’ve all seen those slimy green scums on ponds, lakes, or pools. They’re called algae. And they stubbornly occur in water – the one place in a landscape that shouldn’t look green
July 1 2006
If you’re in the green industry, it won’t be a secret if I say that ponds are hot. As a testimonial to the legitimacy of the ponds phenomena, USA Today ...
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July 1 2006
We've all seen those slimy green scums on ponds, lakes, or pools. They're called algae. And they stubbornly occur in water -- the one place in a landscape that shouldn't look green. But ...
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May 1 2006
How many times have your customers told you that they’ve always dreamed of having a pond in their backyard? Uh… wait a minute, now let’s review that ...
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