Sept. 15 2017
But first, let’s set the stage. In the early ’60s, James Mauget worked for a chemical supplier, and Dale Dodds was a chemical engineer. In 1964, Mauget started the Mauget Micro-Injection Company, ...
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Oct. 15 2016
The Hanging Gardens of Nineveh, which modern scholars believe to be the true location of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were a work of unparalleled beauty in their time. The gardens, built ...
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June 15 2015
I was so excited to move into new house recently; I had endless plans of what color scheme to give each room, exactly which vegetables and herbs I wanted to plant in my large and fertile backyard, ...
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June 15 2015
It all started back in ancient Rome. Sometime after 273 B.C., Roman architects perfected a new type of concrete that many consider their most relevant contribution to the modern world. Indeed, the engineering ...
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April 15 2015
Retention ponds are becoming increasingly more popular on both residential and commercial sites, and many states and municipalities now require them in new developments. Although they have a variety ...
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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
With $200 in her pocket, a 1970 station wagon which she used as a truck, and a small, ragtag crew, Deborah Turner started Ram-T Corporation, a landscape company specializing in erosion control and hardscapes. ...
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Jan. 15 2015
Aric Olson is a ‘turn around’ guy. As successful young man, he has helped turn around a number of companies that seemed to be spiraling downward. As the new president of the Irrigation Association ...
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Nov. 17 2014
From his early childhood, growing up in northern Virginia, Chris Spain loved the outdoors. In high school, he ran track, but some of the most important lessons he learned in his youth was when he was a ...
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Oct. 15 2014
In the television classic, “Let's Make A Deal,” the host, Monty Hall (now Wayne Brady), offers players a choice: quick cash or a chance at the mystery prize. Those who opted for the mystery ...
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April 15 2014
Ask ten people on the street what fertigation is and you’ll probably get a couple of blank stares, and a few different guesses. Simply put, fertigation is the ability to use an irrigation system ...
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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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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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Feb. 15 2013
We meet new people almost every day, but there are some, more than others, that seem to stand out from the crowd. That is my impression of Ronald (everyone calls him Chase) Tew. He’s a man on the ...
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Feb. 15 2013
As a landscape professional, you may already agree with, and even employ, some of the principles of eco-green sustainable (also known as organic) landscape work. But one important hesitation remains. ...
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Nov. 30 1999
An environmentally-friendly product to control snails and slugs has been developed. Sluggo, a unique blend of iron phosphate with bait additives in easy-to-use, non-toxic pellets, is one of Western Farm ...
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Nov. 30 1999
Like a skilled chef, a professional landscape manager takes pride in providing a well-balanced diet for those under his care. Furthermore, as a chef can be the backbone of a restaurant's reputation, ...
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Jan. 1 2008
John Deere was born into a poverty stricken family in Vermont in 1804 -- more than two hundred years ago. Today, his name and the company that he started are one of the most recognized names in the business ...
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Feb. 1 2008
Spring is here, at least in some parts of the country. Soon little green things will be sprouting up all over. As usual, the sprouts will include not only the plants we want but some of the others, too ...
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Oct. 16 2012
Environmental consciousness is not a fad. Many people want to take a more natural approach to everything…including their landscapes. Not long ago, if you were a property owner who wanted to ...
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