May 16 2016
Not that long ago, producing a design plan for a client’s property was a timeconsuming process. You visited the property, checked out the landscape, then went back to the office to labor over a drawing ...
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Oct. 15 2014
Graywater from a system at a Florida residence is piped into the home’s drinking water. “Yellow gushy stuff” coming out of some taps in Maryland turns out to be the powerful—and ...
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Sept. 15 2014
Irrigation equipment companies today have their heads in “the cloud.” And that’s not a criticism. The same technological explosion that’s affecting all of our electronic devices ...
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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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Aug. 15 2014
FOR 25 YEARS, JOHN FOSSUM, landscape designer at Wylie, Texas-based MLJ Landscaping, has followed the same basic routine when drawing his plans. He’d spend two to three days on the client’s ...
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Aug. 14 2013
Jessen went to a small country school, with 12 grades in 12 rooms. He attended Indiana State University, but when he ran out of money he had to move back home and take a job working on a punch press to ...
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Jan. 14 2013
Talk to any ‘old-time’ landscape professional about the business 20 years ago and you’ll see how different the industry is today, especially from the standpoint of technology. they’ll ...
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June 1 2006
You'd be surprised. An increasing number of landscape companies are turning to computers and specialized software programs to streamline their accounting practices, their design practices, or even their ...
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Jan. 1 2007
When growing up, some people just know what they want to do with their lives. Many don’t really know, but find “it” later in their careers. Still others never seem to find their place ...
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Aug. 14 2009
AS A HORTICULTURALIST AND AN IRRIGATION CONTRACTOR, I WITNESS FIRSTHAND THE STAGGERING AMOUNT OF WATER wasted every day in an effort to maintain a beautiful landscape ...
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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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