June 1 2004
Making a partnership work is a daunting task, and finding an example of a successful one isn’t always easy. But within the landscape industry, one doesnt ...
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March 1 2003
Between 1832 and 1858, Abraham Lincoln was defeated or rejected for eight public offices, both at the state and the federal levels. Also during that time, he had a nervous breakdown and saw the death of ...
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Jan. 1 2003
Really, theres nothing wrong with shovels and mattocks. If you have to move earth, then good old-fashioned manual labor is one sure-fire way to get it done ...
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Dec. 1 2002
For the developer or contractor looking into a crystal ball and hoping for longevity, it all boils down to three options ...
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Dec. 1 2002
There was a time when soil erosion was, by and large, a farmer?s concern. As machinery was developed that allowed the tillage of greater acreages, the result was horrifying losses of topsoil to the effects ...
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Sept. 1 2002
If you do a considerable amount of pruning in your business, one of the chores you probably face is dealing with the debris ...
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Sept. 1 2002
When properly done, it?s the most profitable and least competitive of all the professions I know of,? says Nightscaping President Bill Locklin ...
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Sept. 1 2002
At 10:00 p.m., fiery red images flash in the center of your living room. The anchorwoman reports thirty percent containment, even though that percentage was 85 percent yesterday ...
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Aug. 1 2002
When the hand-held power tool side of a company blends into the background, then these tools are fulfilling their purpose well ...
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July 1 2002
Whether or not you?re an art connoisseur, you would quickly know something was amiss if you strolled into a gallery and saw paintings strung haphazardly on crumbling, unattractive walls or placed within ...
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July 1 2002
In 1986, Carol Davis was hired to be an accountant for a landscaping/hydroseeding firm. After transitions within the company, she found herself in the role of general manager and ultimately, 50 percent ...
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May 1 2002
With each passing year, additional criteria are tacked onto the definition of environmental responsibility. Maybe this year it’s the reduction of aerosol, and next year “greenness” is ...
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May 1 2002
Think of leaves as food factories for trees. Within them, light energy is utilized to manufacture sugars that the plant will use for development. Chewing insects, by devouring foliage, can cause a great ...
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April 1 2002
Imagine a most-hated list for insects that impact landscape trees. Even if a different list was compiled for each region of the United States, a borer or two would show up on every one ...
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March 1 2002
Here’s one obvious manner in which the plant and animal kingdoms differ: among plants, it’s the big guy that gets picked on ...
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Feb. 1 2002
It isn’t to say, however, that consumers always get what they pay for — although this usually proves true as well — or that some quality services aren’t more reasonable than others
Jan. 1 2002
Ask a timberland manager about the value of a tree, and he`s likely to quote a figure anywhere between a hundred dollars and several thousand ...
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July 1 2001
Eager to serve a new client, you rearrange your afternoon schedule, and as your truck comes to a halt in the driveway, you?re met at the sidewalk ...
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May 1 2001
When the word ?scandal? comes up at a dinner party, two geographical locations on opposite sides of the country immediately come to mind: Hollywood, California and Washington, DC ...
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April 1 2001
We have met the enemy, and it is a bug ? the Asian long-horned beetle. It?s really pretty discreet, only an inch-and-a-quarter long in adulthood, but this same trait that makes the beetle so inconspicuous ...
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