Nov. 15 2017
Of course, the chemical name for water is H 2 O, but the compound’s ‘O’ portion alone isn’t the only oxygen that’s present in a pond. And, just because oxygen is part of what ...
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Feb. 15 2017
Depending on who you ask, wildflowers are either a blessing or a curse. For some clients, the idea of a landscape teeming with local blooms captures the image of untamed wilderness, kept ever-so-slightly ...
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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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March 16 2016
On the other hand, butterflies— who love to flutter around around planting beds—have two color receptors that we don’t, and can see more color than we can. Perhaps that’s why, as ...
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Feb. 16 2016
That description would no doubt elicit some steely-eyed disapproval from suburban property owners. They, who fight constantly to keep the dreaded yellow scourge off their lawns, revile the sloppy neighbor ...
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Jan. 15 2016
Spring startup is a term irrigation contractors are familiar with. In the pond market, we call it ‘spring cleaning.’ Before the season cranks up, over the winter months it’s always good ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Once a male-dominated profession, the playing field in the green industry has changed as more and more women enter the field. We’d like to introduce you to three businesses and the influence these ...
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July 15 2015
The continuing drought conditions in California and the water use mandate set by Governor Jerry Brown are putting the hurt on landscapes. Turf is being vilified as wasteful, and people are feeling societal ...
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April 15 2015
Retention ponds are becoming increasingly more popular on both residential and commercial sites, and many states and municipalities now require them in new developments. Although they have a variety ...
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Jan. 15 2015
We can see it in our minds … “the perfect view.” It’s the scene that automatically pops into our heads when we think of something as being picturesque ...
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Oct. 15 2014
In the television classic, “Let's Make A Deal,” the host, Monty Hall (now Wayne Brady), offers players a choice: quick cash or a chance at the mystery prize. Those who opted for the mystery ...
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July 15 2014
There’s an old tale about a giant with a leaky faucet. In his home, the tale goes, the giant’s faucet has a terrible leak. Night after night, the leak drips and drips. And since it’s ...
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April 15 2014
So where does that leave landscape and irrigation contractors? As more water agencies push for less watering on landscapes, and customers start complaining about their increased water bills, they will ...
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March 14 2014
There’s an old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So when you’re creating a design for a landscape, you want your thousand words to be good ones. Well, with computer ...
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June 12 2013
The segment of the green industry that maintains turfgrass, sports fields and large greenscapes has seen many really significant changes over the past 20 years. Even so, for the most part, we’re ...
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