Nov. 16 2015
The green industry would not exist as it does today without the invention of the motorized mower. These mighty machines are many times more efficient than their muscle-powered predecessors, and you could ...
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Aug. 17 2015
You’ve just finished a huge landscaping job for busy clients. Yes, it’s been a long haul, but more importantly, they are happy with what you’ve done and the quality of your work. What ...
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July 15 2015
There’s a lot of talk these days about “smart home” technology and the “Internet of Things.” What this really means is remote control for every electrically-powered system ...
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March 14 2014
There’s an old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So when you’re creating a design for a landscape, you want your thousand words to be good ones. Well, with computer ...
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Oct. 14 2013
Twenty to thirty years ago, a revolution swept through the automobile world like a hurricane—and now it’s making its impact on the green industry. Driven by rising gas prices in the 1970s and ...
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Sept. 16 2013
It's a safe bet that he wasn't singing about your truck fleet ...but he could have been. Trucks have become so much more sophisticated under the hood that they bear only a passing with stricter government ...
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Aug. 14 2013
Jessen went to a small country school, with 12 grades in 12 rooms. He attended Indiana State University, but when he ran out of money he had to move back home and take a job working on a punch press to ...
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June 12 2013
Once upon a time, smart irrigation control was a hard sell. Property owners, grounds managers and homeowners associations didn't see a need for it. "Why put in an expensive smart irrigation system when ...
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June 12 2013
Once upon a time, smart irrigation control was a hard sell. Property owners, grounds managers and homeowners associations didn't see a need for it. "Why put in an expensive smart irrigation system when ...
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Feb. 15 2013
There's nothing quite like a hand-drawn landscape design, slaved over for many hours, beautifully and meticulously drawn. You can put many hours into it, rendering every plant, every piece of stone, ...
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Nov. 18 2007
Dr. Roger Webb weaves a fascinating tale of how he went from university professor to businessman. Growing up, he touched a lot of bases along the way to arrive at his chosen career ...
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Feb. 1 2007
PAYROLL. AS A BUSINESS OWNER, IT'S your single biggest expense. More than gas, more than materials, more even than equipment, your heftiest expenditure is labor. Beyond that, it also eats up a great deal ...
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June 1 2007
During his tenure as a landscape manager in California's Marin and Sonoma counties, Tom Campbell noticed something alarming. The tremendous overuse of water in landscaping made him jump into action ...
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April 23 2008
Imagine that you’re going to visit an aging relative who lives in a lushly landscaped retirement community. But wouldn’t you know it, you’ve managed to hit the ...
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April 23 2008
The idea of linking several irrigation controllers over a large site to operate from a single location has long been an appealing one. What better way to monitor and manage a 100-plus acre site? ...
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Jan. 13 2009
As Stephen Smith assumes the presidency of the Irrigation Association, he realizes the challenges the irrigation industry currently faces. Pressure to reduce water consumption is building and landscape ...
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Feb. 22 2009
You’re a skilled designer. You listen to your clients and understand exactly what they’re looking for. You draw beautiful plans according to their wishes. But do you ever wonder what business ...
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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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