Dec. 15 2016
When NASCAR drivers set off, they’re protected by powerful safety measures. They wear thicklypadded helmets, and their cars are superbly engineered to make crashing at a third the speed of sound ...
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June 17 2016
Taken as a whole, our industry is one of the greatest unremarked-upon workhorses of society. Landscape contractors get more done with less fuss than any other profession. Every member of our crews is expected ...
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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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Oct. 15 2015
Imagine if you could change your DNA—becoming taller, stronger or faster depending on what was best suited to the task at hand. Compared to modifying your body, swapping out a mower is a snap. ...
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May 15 2015
The truth is, large projects require more than just bidding against other contractors. It requires you sitting down and taking a look at your business ...
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April 15 2015
Now phones do so many things, it would take this entire article to list them all. They’re entertainment centers, data managers, storage devices, navigation systems, and access portals to the Internet, ...
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Feb. 19 2015
It is said that practice makes perfect. A concert pianist would never dream of performing before an audience without first taking months to perfect his technique. Nor would a surgeon dare make that first ...
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Feb. 19 2015
When Kermit the Frog crooned the tune “It’s not easy being green,” he wasn’t singing about environmental issues. We who are in the green industry, however, might want to rewrite ...
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Jan. 15 2015
One of the best things about selfserve frozen yogurt places are those little white sample cups. They exist just so you can try out a new flavor before you commit to a w hole cupful. Will you really like ...
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Jan. 15 2015
We can see it in our minds … “the perfect view.” It’s the scene that automatically pops into our heads when we think of something as being picturesque ...
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Aug. 15 2014
“IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE!” THE DOCTOR yells in the classic film, Frankenstein, as he revives his monster from the dead. Luckily, that’s just fiction. However, in real life, ...
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May 16 2014
A friend and I went to a restaurant the other day. After we were seated, the waiter came to our table, handed us menus and said he would be right back with bread, butter, and water. He returned shortly ...
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Jan. 15 2014
The terms “craftsmanship” and “landscape maintenance” aren’t often heard together. After all, “craftsmanship” should be reserved to describe something like an ...
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Nov. 15 2013
Beaulieu has built more than 1,300 water features around the world, including every major city in Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. These include every type and permutation of water ...
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Oct. 14 2013
LIKE MOST COLLEGES around the country, the 1,700-acre University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City is constantly building new labs and classrooms, new sports facilities, etc. With ongoing campus construction ...
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Sept. 16 2013
Many young people graduating from high school don't have a clue as to what to be when they 'grow up'. David Katz, founder and president of Elite Landscaping in Poughkeepsie, New York, was not one of them. ...
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April 16 2013
Pickup trucks are to the landscape business as limousines are to rock stars. In fact, it’s hard to picture a landscape contractor without one. They’re used to haul mowers, irrigation and ...
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Dec. 13 2012
As a young kid, Drew Thomas followed his father around the northeast region of Indiana. His father was playing industrial baseball and Drew was the bat boy. Thomas’ father had played professional ...
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Sept. 1 2007
I used to watch my father spend countless hours stringing and stapling lights around the gutters, chimneys, rooftop and trees, only to watch him struggle to take them down a few weeks later. That part was ...
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April 21 2008
Mowing seems untouched in today's over-analyzed business world. Shouldn't we be doing time-motion studies to make sure we have the most efficient mower for particular sites and checking the productivity ...
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