Aug. 15 2017
A landscape contractor working on the groundbreaking phase of a new retirement community in Van Nuys, California, had certain specific concerns about irrigation. “Runoff was a very big issue, because ...
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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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April 15 2014
If you think back to ancient times, we’ve all seen photographs of the pyramids, aqueducts, and old buildings and marveled at their shapes and designs. Even more interesting, we’ve wondered ...
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April 15 2014
“A ll I ever wanted to do was manufacture something that I could sell, and to see it say, ‘Made in U.S.A.,’” said Dan Cunado, president of Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. ...
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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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Jan. 15 2014
My partner Chip and I had just landed a large installation project for a new restaurant chain that was building several locations throughout our city, Nashville, Tennessee. However, at that time, our company ...
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Jan. 14 2013
High-end landscape work is a whole different universe. Contractors who work with clients for whom money is no object get to see breathtaking visions take shape, and they have the privilege of being the ...
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July 1 1998
Henry Ford was once asked in an interview what he thought was his most important trait that had led to his astonishing success as an automaker. His response was, "The ability to organize." ...
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Jan. 1 2007
New Desert Gallery, a Tucson-based exterior design and construction company, has earned national recognition for sculpting a landscaping masterpiece. The company recently received a 2006 Grand Award for ...
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April 2 2007
When you’ve been a contractor long enough, it may seem like you’ve seen it all. However, sometimes just when you start to feel this way is when you find yourself presented with a truly challenging ...
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Jan. 2 2008
GROWING UP, KEVIN ROBERTS, OWNER OF BIG SKY LANDSCAPING, Inc., would leave his home in Montana to spend his summers in Oregon working for an uncle who owned a tree service company ...
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Feb. 1 2008
YOU’VE JUST COMPLETED A PROJECT that included weeks of planting. As you close the last door on the work trailer you notice water bubbling out of the ground and running along the curb. A moment of ...
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May 1 2007
The concept is simple. Start with the right amount of quality ingredients, including seed, mulch, fertilizer, and water. Add a tackifier to make sure things stick. Mix together to create your hydroseeding ...
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Aug. 17 2012
Here are people in the landscape industry with the uncanny ability to look down the road. They can predict what’s coming and make adjustments “now” that will be sought-after “then.” ...
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May 15 2009
What does it take to build a landscape? How do you start with a vision and turn it into a beautiful, functional reality? It takes a lot more than muscle and the right equipment. With any landscape construction ...
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Oct. 20 2009
When landscape professionals think about designing an irrigation system, most minds wander immediately to spray patterns, drip hoses, timers and installation. But success is shortlived with most irrigation ...
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Jan. 18 2010
Walking through a garden courtyard, you’re surrounded by sculptured fountains, a circular pergola and hand-carved limestone columns. Breathe deeply and inhale the fragrance of succulent roses that ...
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Aug. 19 2010
"I just watched what he did," said Mike Greene, 53, of his early experiences learning the ropes of farming from his father. His early experiences with his father shaped his desire to make a difference ...
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Oct. 17 2011
“A family with six children had just moved in and needed a kid-friendly backyard,” says Eric Fenmore, owner of DIG Landscape Construction in Newport Beach, California. “The landscape ...
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July 17 2012
Gone are the days when there was so much work out there that if you didn’t get one job, you got another. Also gone are the times when you made an appointment for a potential project, came in looking ...
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