April 15 2016
As landscape professionals, we know that the success of a rose, or any other plant, depends on how it’s cared for. Giving it the right amount of sun and water is a good start, but the difference ...
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Nov. 16 2015
When Deborah Hamlin accepted the position of executive director of the Irrigation Association (IA) in 2006, little did she realize the challenges that lay ahead. But the association soon found out that ...
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Oct. 15 2015
Hutcheson does not have an easy job, but then again, ‘easy’ is not in his vocabulary. Hutcheson is the president of U.S. Lawns; he’s held that position for the past 14 years. Trying to ...
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April 15 2015
Talking trees have been a fixture in folklore and fiction. If you’ve ever watched The Two Towers, the second movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you would have seen the giant tree-like creatures ...
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Dec. 15 2014
First, in order for any small business owner to be successful, it takes a lot of hard work. Realizing that they can always count on themselves to do it the “right way,” it quickly becomes a ...
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July 15 2014
Dave Wesolowski grew up in Southern California, where his father was a landscape contractor; he installed irrigation systems and did tree work. "Before I started high school, I was cleaning trenches ...
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June 16 2014
“COME WITH ME AND YOU’LL BE IN A world of pure imagination,” Gene Wilder sang in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as he danced down the steps into his edible garden. While ...
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June 16 2014
A few years ago, a guy I grew up with told me he’d decided to start his own business. I thought he’d never be able to pull it off, as he was not exactly what you’d call a “star ...
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April 1 2007
SOME PEOPLE CLIMB THE LADDER of success by moving from one firm to another, each move taking them a little higher up the corporate ladder. Others are one-company people, hitching their star to the success ...
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April 21 2008
The untimely demise of the "Performance Spec" for landscape and erosion control projects should have us all concerned. Content to specify the materials to be used, there is too little regard for the end ...
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Dec. 18 2010
RICHARD ANGELO was the oldest of nine children. As was customary, the kids did chores around the house. When Angelo reached the age of 12, his chore was to mow the lawn, trim the shrubs and keep the landscaping ...
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June 1 2006
Herb King knows all about dreams both having them, and chasing them. Though he is now owner and CEO of the company his father started back in the 1960s, he doesn't expect any of his own children to take ...
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June 13 2008
You`re cruising down the highway, and you notice that the needle on your fuel gauge leans toward the empty mark. You pull into the nearest gas station and hop out of your truck. Shielding your eyes from ...
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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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Feb. 23 2009
The nation spent the first half of the year complaining about expensive oil. It’s now enjoying the cheapest gas in four years, at levels a third of those last July. But what will happen next? Energy ...
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Dec. 23 2009
End of year evaluations come before New Year’s resolutions in the landscaping industry, especially when it comes to making decisions about equipment inventory...Buy...Rent...or Lease ...
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