Dec. 15 2016
As with most problems, the answer lies in the question. We must start by asking, how are Millennial employees different than other generations who have preceded them in the workplace? First, Millennials ...
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Nov. 18 2016
Water always comes from somewhere, usually the municipal supply, and although it is a renewable resource, it is finite. If the rains go away for long enough, any region can run dry, and when that starts ...
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Sept. 15 2016
When you ask a green industry business owner the question, “Why are you in business?”, the answer you will usually get is, “To make money.” However, when you take a closer look ...
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Sept. 19 2012
It’s making headlines every day: “Drought conditions turn green lawns brown.” “Crop failures expected.” Some 66 percent of the U.S. is experiencing extreme drought conditions. ...
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Nov. 16 2012
There’s this contractor . . . let’s call him ‘John Doe.’ He’s a 30-year industry veteran, and he should have known better. One day, out on a job, he realized that his mower ...
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Aug. 17 2012
Outdoor landscape lighting hit its stride in the 1990s. New products like halogen lamps and improved spotlighting made it affordable to your customers and easy for you to learn to install. Irrigation and ...
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July 17 2012
There is much to consider for a landscape contractor who realizes the dream of starting his or her own company. Among other attributes, it takes foresight and determination to find a formula for success, ...
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Jan. 16 2012
As we enter the year 2012, I’m thinking about the New Year’s resolutions and how fortunate we are. Many landscape contractors have gone out of business over the past couple of years, and we’re ...
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Nov. 16 2011
Our industry lost a legend with the passing of Burt Sperber, Founder, CEO and Head Gardener of ValleyCrest Companies. I worked with and learned from Burt ...
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Nov. 16 2011
Should your business have a Facebook page? Or more importantly, why hasn’t that Facebook page that you created lived up to your initial expectations? ...
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Nov. 16 2011
Historically, there has not been much interest in standards regarding landscape irrigation systems, whether for turfgrass applications or planting beds. Much of the focus within the industry over the years ...
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Sept. 15 2011
Quick Response (QR) codes are those little square bar codes that are showing up on advertisements, direct mail and product cartons. I’m seeing them used by my clients, so I want to share some thoughts ...
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