Nov. 15 2017
If you’re an experienced contractor, you could probably install an irrigation system while tapdancing with a blindfold on. But when it comes to figuring out all the tedious calculations involved ...
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Oct. 16 2017
There’s an increasing desire on the part of many homeowners to make their landscapes do more than just be beautiful looking; they want to be fed by them, too ...
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Oct. 16 2017
According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse: “Forty million Americans aged 12 and older—or more than 1 in 7 people—abuse or are addicted to nicotine, alcohol or ...
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April 15 2017
His sentiment is one that many senior company owners in the green industry can identify with. Being a small business owner is as close as any of us are likely to get to being a king—after all, we ...
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Jan. 16 2017
As landscape maintenance contractors, we seem to be in a continual quest to operate more quickly and more efficiently. With weather sometimes being a factor as well as having a limited supply of labor, ...
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Sept. 15 2016
It’s been a year since we last talked with many contractors across the country about how droughts are affecting their business. We’re all a year older, hopefully a year wiser, and while some ...
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July 20 2011
I’ve learned by seeing, assessing and fixing thousands of ponds, done by do-it-yourselfers or “certified” high dollar so-called “professionals”. There’s always some ...
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Sept. 15 2011
In these tough economic times, we’re all looking for opportunities that could add revenue to our business. In many parts of the country, when the cold weather blows in, snow isn’t far behind. ...
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April 19 2012
You've heard it all before: the landscape business is changing in a way that favors efficiency, speed and volume. As revenues shrink and customers continue to expect more for less, landscape contractors ...
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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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Sept. 15 2011
However, it wasn’t too many years later before they realized that although the product was less expensive to manufacture, they gave up quality. Another manufacturer told me that when you figured ...
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Oct. 17 2011
It all started when a young man decided to go into the landscape business after he’d been working for a company as a field foreman or supervisor for a few years. He thought that the field knowledge ...
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