Oct. 16 2017
As ridiculous as that may sound, when it comes to having a balance of the right kind of team members, far too many businesses and organizations make the same mistake. In other words, they have the wrong ...
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Sept. 15 2016
The reality of drought continues to impact our communities, as the landscape industry is forced to make tough decisions when faced with drought management measures. We’ve seen existing urban landscapes ...
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May 15 2015
One of the main keys in winning initial and return business from your prospective clients is a solid guarantee. Simply stated, your clients want to have the assurance that the services or products they ...
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March 14 2013
Color is one of those topics on which everyone has an opinion and no one agrees. What’s garish and gaudy to one person is bright and cheerful to the next. Our color preferences depend upon our ...
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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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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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March 1 2004
Kurt Kluznik grew up in a mom and pop nursery business in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked in the nursery and when he was old enough, he started his own landscape business ...
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Aug. 18 2011
After the sun goes down, you can bring a landscape to life with lighting, extending the enjoyment of the outside environment of your client’s home. Landscape lighting is a soft, subtle way to make ...
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July 20 2011
You’ve heard people say this over and over again: “I don’t have time.” The fact is that we all have the same number of hours in each day and we choose what to do with those hours. ...
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July 17 2012
Why is the water green?” you might ask. Whenever there is a surplus of available plant food (nitrate), Mother Nature steps in and supplies something to use it, in an attempt to achieve balance. ...
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Sept. 15 2011
What about the old balance sheet? Do your employees generate work reports from the field so that you know what your costs are for that day’s work? Do you keep a continuing record on all job costs? ...
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