Jan. 15 2016
Spring startup is a term irrigation contractors are familiar with. In the pond market, we call it ‘spring cleaning.’ Before the season cranks up, over the winter months it’s always good ...
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July 15 2014
After reading that title, you may be asking yourself, “What could these three things possibly have in common?” They all have to do with big mistakes in pond and water-feature construction
May 16 2014
You have a new customer who wants you to build them a pond for their backyard. You dig out the area, throw in a liner, fill it with water and then it’s a pond, right? Not even close. There’s ...
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Jan. 15 2014
However, remember that the maintenance of ponds is part of your business, and as a business, it is all year long. When the weather turns cold, you just have to love reaching down through two feet of 33° ...
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Sept. 16 2013
Each year, I ask myself the question: what percentage of our business is made up of renovations, service calls and consultations, and what percentage is new construction? Let’s talk a little about ...
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May 18 2011
There’s a saying, “Bigger is better.” Although that’s not always the case, it took me a while to get the message, but I finally did get it ...
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Sept. 23 2010
In the past, I’ve written about tapping into your vast knowledge of expertise to enhance your business success and bottom line. This article is going to focus on one particular area—something ...
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May 19 2010
PUMPS COME IN AN ARRAY OF MODELS AND SIZES. Whether the water feature is a pond, waterfall, or pondless water feature, it will have a pump ...
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Jan. 18 2010
FOR MOST OF THE U.S. POND BUILDING INDUSTRY, THERE ARE FOUR SEASONS. WE ARE currently in the middle of the winter season here in Georgia. This is the time when we get our equipment and supply inventory ...
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Sept. 15 2009
The editor asked if I would write a follow-up article to the last Waterscape issue’s article on being “Resource Smart.”He did not assign any topic, leaving that to my discretion ...
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July 18 2009
These are tough times we’re going through, especially in the pond and waterscape industry. Many of us have never gone through a period like this before. I hear many contractors talking about recession, ...
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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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