July 13 2010
When Diane Downey first moved to California from her home in England, she was thrilled by the many ways in which she could indulge her passion for gardening. “I was amazed by all the beautiful plants ...
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June 15 2010
When they first came on the market, conventional landscape irrigation controllers were a marvelous innovation. Automated watering meant you could set the controller and plants would have plenty of water ...
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April 19 2010
You’ve just completed a few landscaping jobs in a residential neighborhood and you have happy customers spreading the word about your great work. Now eager neighbors are asking for your services. ...
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April 19 2010
The diversity of today’s landscape building products is almost staggering. For the creative designer ...
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March 16 2010
Drip irrigation systems apply water at low pressure and low volume directly to or near the root zone of plants. Because water is applied slowly, less is lost to runoff and evaporation ...
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March 16 2010
TAX TIME. It’s that time of year when some small business owners are scratching their heads wondering, “Should I have done things differently?" ...
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Feb. 18 2010
With water an increasingly scarce and valuable resource, it’s more important than ever for landscape irrigation designs to include efficiencies in every component of the system—including the ...
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Jan. 18 2010
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s recession, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit.With fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding ...
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Dec. 23 2009
For many companies, that familiar chill in the air means it’s time to put some machines to bed for the winter. For others, it’s also a signal to pull out the snow equipment ...
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Nov. 16 2009
Today’s irrigation technology is rapidly evolving to deliver water more evenly, more efficiently and more affordably. These improvements couldn’t come at a better time ...
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Nov. 16 2009
A well-run office keeps customers happy and informed. It facilitates smooth scheduling and helps ensure you’re getting paid for all the work you do. Better yet, it can make it easier for you to do ...
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Oct. 20 2009
Times are tough and people everywhere are rising to the challenge by making do with less. Homeowners who’ve never lifted a rake or pushed a mower are suddenly turning into backyard do-it-yourselfers. ...
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Sept. 15 2009
Whether installing pipe, laying cable, or digging out space for hardscape or edging, trenching through packed earth can be hard on both people and equipment. The equipment that does your digging can have ...
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Sept. 15 2009
A beautiful home sits in a wooded hillside neighborhood on the outskirts of town. The owner loves it here. With tall pines surrounding his house, he has all the privacy he wants and not much grass ...
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Aug. 14 2009
When you hear the word "staycation," does a little light go off in your head...an outdoor light, perhaps? ...
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July 18 2009
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER time to develop your water conservation IQ. The word is out: water is recognized as a limited resource everywhere—even in areas not yet hit hard by shortages ...
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July 18 2009
In the face of economic stress, people react in different ways. Some hunker down, count their dollars, and do everything they can to hold onto what they have. Others do more; they look for opportunities
May 15 2009
What does it take to build a landscape? How do you start with a vision and turn it into a beautiful, functional reality? It takes a lot more than muscle and the right equipment. With any landscape construction ...
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April 16 2009
Many busy entrepreneurs get so caught up in day-to-day operations that they sometimes overlook tools that could make running their business a lot easier. Integrated business management software is one of ...
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April 16 2009
A landscape maintenance contractor has just finished work on a residential yard. The homeowner asks the contractor to take a look at one of her trees while he’s there. Several large branches are ...
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