April 15 2017
"April showers bring May flowers," is something you’ll likely be hearing all this month. But really, the more truthful phrase would be “April showers bring stormwater runoff and pollution to ...
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March 15 2017
They typically begin with: “You won’t believe how this crazy thing was put together…” Jeff Krenner, owner of Paradise Ponds and Waterfalls, LLC, in Buford, Georgia, has one. Called ...
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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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July 16 2013
Just the other day, I received an email from a long-time customer. I did not build their pond and 50-foot stream initially, but I have been cleaning and putting band-aids on their chronically leaking stream ...
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April 21 2008
Never afraid to get his hands dirty, Carl McCord, the son of farmers in the Abilene, Texas area, knew how to work the soil and grow plants. However, when he was growing up he thought he wanted to pursue ...
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Jan. 1 2007
ADD THE SOUND AND BEAUTY OF A WATER GARDEN TO YOUR FRONT PORCH by creating your own mini water feature ...
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April 1 2007
What are they? Theyre the versatile fleet of compact utility equipment available for todays green industry professionals ...
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June 1 2007
When I asked five leaders of thriving landscaping firms about the biggest mistakes to avoid in the industry, their advice had nothing to do with horticultural know-how or design expertise, or even about ...
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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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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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July 15 2008
THE ECONOMY IS CHANGING. Some companies feel it; some don’t. But whether or not they’re feeling the pinch, there are strategies that can help companies buffer themselves from the economic turmoil around ...
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Jan. 12 2009
Imagine doing a load of laundry, collecting the water from the machine, and then using it to water your trees. Imagine that you’ve just finished taking a bath and instead of letting the water go down ...
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March 17 2009
That statement is more true today than it ever has been before. In recent years, travel has become so costly and so stressful that people are booking fewer vacations. In addition, as more Americans begin ...
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June 15 2009
A couple of months ago I lost a soul brother, and the landscape industry lost a dedicated friend and fellow contractor. He passed away quietly. I wanted to say something at the time, but I was at a loss ...
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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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Aug. 18 2011
Like love and marriage, irrigation and drainage go together like a horse and carriage. When it comes to a healthy landscape, like a healthy marriage, you can’t have one without the other. The irrigation ...
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Jan. 18 2010
Walking through a garden courtyard, you’re surrounded by sculptured fountains, a circular pergola and hand-carved limestone columns. Breathe deeply and inhale the fragrance of succulent roses that ...
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March 16 2010
The environmental movement that began back in the 1960s has gained momentum through the decades and on into the 21st century. As human population numbers explode, natural resources grow scarcer because ...
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April 19 2010
The ‘Green Movement’ is not a fad, it’s here to stay! As we are challenged by climate change and decreasing availability of water due to population growth, we have to be more creative
July 13 2010
Fountains and water features have been part of garden landscape almost since the beginning of human civilization ...
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