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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April 15 2016
At the time, he was heading up the office of the FBI in Dayton. One day, he received a call from J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI, informing him that he was going to be transferred. The new job sounded ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Pumps are among the oldest machines ever invented by mankind. All the way back in 2000 BC, the Egyptians invented a device for raising water called a shadoof, a long, suspended rod with a bucket at one ...
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July 15 2015
It’s been said that the ability to use and create tools is what sets the human species apart more so than anything else. Still, progress has been relatively slow. We didn’t advance from the ...
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July 15 2015
Growing populations have drained down aquifers across the continent. Dated stormwater management systems are in desperate need of an overhaul as heavy rains, often contaminated by raw sewage, flow directly ...
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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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Sept. 16 2014
The captivating sounds, beauty and grandeur of ponds, water gardens and stand-alone water features in the landscape have intrigued us through the ages—all the way back to Ancient Greece. Today, it’s ...
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May 16 2014
As a contractor, you have some idea of what your costumers want, or of what's popular in your neck of the woods. Ther are other ways to get a picture of some of the broader green industry trends that are ...
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Sept. 16 2013
"It's time to put the holiday lights!" That statement either warms the cockles or chills the spine, depending on your point of view. Whether it's uttered by the owner of a home or a business, it signals ...
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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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May 1 2007
Back in 1925, E.J. Smith founded one of the country's first golf course distributorships representing The Toro Company. He knew that if he followed four basic principles, he would be successful in his ...
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June 1 2006
You'd be surprised. An increasing number of landscape companies are turning to computers and specialized software programs to streamline their accounting practices, their design practices, or even their ...
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April 21 2008
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. Did they say pond or ...
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April 23 2008
"An up-to-date contractor has to have battery-operated controllers in his arsenal,” says Randy Symonds, electronic product manager for Peoria, Illinois-based L.R. Nelson. ...
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May 14 2008
Although recent flooding across the Midwest has caused many people to shelve their water shortage concerns, officials are still alert to the possibility of drought, over-consumption and other forces that ...
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