Jan. 16 2017
In an increasingly stressful world, it's nice to know that some-thing as simple as the sight and sound of splashing water can bring tranquility to one's spirit. A water feature in one's front or back yard ...
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Sept. 15 2016
In the drought-stricken West, you might think that public pressure to conserve water would be putting a damper on outdoor living. You see, water features have always been a prominent part of outdoor living ...
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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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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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March 16 2015
Dad’s cooking burgers on a kettle grill in the corner of a little concrete patio. Mom’s setting a picnic table, while the kids run through the sprinklers with the dog. In the not-too-distant ...
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July 15 2014
After reading that title, you may be asking yourself, “What could these three things possibly have in common?” They all have to do with big mistakes in pond and water-feature construction
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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Jan. 2 2008
GROWING UP, KEVIN ROBERTS, OWNER OF BIG SKY LANDSCAPING, Inc., would leave his home in Montana to spend his summers in Oregon working for an uncle who owned a tree service company ...
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May 1 2006
How many times have your customers told you that they’ve always dreamed of having a pond in their backyard? Uh… wait a minute, now let’s review that ...
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Sept. 1 2008
THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF ponds and large water features among residential and commercial markets translates into a high profit margin for your business, and are simpler to build than you think. For ...
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Nov. 11 2008
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY recently recognized the importance of the International Professional Pond Contractors Association (IPPCA) at its annual humanitarian event, “Ponditat For Humanity.”
May 15 2009
I live in the Northwest. By most accounts, this area is considered to be the epicenter of the “green” revolution. According to Popular Science magazine, the region contains three of the nation’s ...
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Sept. 15 2009
From a job with the FBI to a career in the landscape industry seems like an unlikely leap, but that is exactly what Charles (Bud) Knowles decided to do when he learned that the FBI was going to transfer ...
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