Oct. 25 2018
2018 Feature-Focused Lighting winner, Project: Southwest Waterfeature, Tim Ryan, CLVLT, Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting of Indianapolis The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals, Harrisburg
Sept. 6 2018
It’s September, and that means my holiday catalogs have already started arriving. That used to bug me, but now I appreciate the chance to get a jump start on that very busy season. There’s ...
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Aug. 9 2018
Many landscape contractors are realizing they can extend the enjoyment of a landscape with lighting, and customers
March 5 2018
Three properties designed by Colorado-based landscaping companies are featured: Designscapes Colorado Inc.; Designs By Sundown; and Lindgren Landscape & Irrigation Inc
Sept. 15 2017
My stepdad was king of doing things ‘the lazy man’s way.’ A full decade before coffeemakers came equipped with clocks, he plugged our electric percolator into a lamp timer so he could ...
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Aug. 15 2017
“I was at an age where I was too high-priced for the business world, and anyway, I wanted to do something completely different. My son had some friends who were doing holiday lights, and making a ...
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Sept. 15 2016
Have you been thinking of adding holiday lighting to your landscape business? If you haven’t, maybe you should. The demand is there; besides that, you already have your customers, you have the trucks, ...
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Aug. 15 2016
One Christmas morning, I unwrapped a very special gift from Santa. It was a big metal tin full of little squares of dry paint, the kind you have to wet first to paint with. I already owned one, with eight ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Who doesn’t want to do something special for the holidays? For many property owners that means long strings of bulbs festooning their rooflines, trees, and shrubs. Shopping centers and retail stores ...
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Aug. 17 2015
You’ve just finished a huge landscaping job for busy clients. Yes, it’s been a long haul, but more importantly, they are happy with what you’ve done and the quality of your work. What ...
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Sept. 15 2014
In the holiday classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Chevy Chase nearly pulls his hair out trying to get his Christmas lights to work. He grows so desperate for a solution ...
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Aug. 15 2014
Few segments of the green industry have changed as much in just a handful of years as has low-voltage landscape lighting. New technology, such as digital controls and better LEDs has added a great deal ...
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July 15 2014
Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary, but the path to the company’s beginnings came about when owner and founder Dan Cunado and his parents were granted ...
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Sept. 16 2013
"It's time to put the holiday lights!" That statement either warms the cockles or chills the spine, depending on your point of view. Whether it's uttered by the owner of a home or a business, it signals ...
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Aug. 23 2012
A landscape contractor in Fort Oglethorpe, Tennessee, was forced to close his doors--at least temporarily--after thieves broke into his yard and made off with his truck and 16-foot trailer
Sept. 15 2011
In the middle of winter, landscape contractors across the country typically hit a big freeze. As temperatures dwindle downward, they frequently take landscapers’ revenues with them. Clients have ...
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Aug. 18 2011
After the sun goes down, you can bring a landscape to life with lighting, extending the enjoyment of the outside environment of your client’s home. Landscape lighting is a soft, subtle way to make ...
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Aug. 19 2010
Your company has spent a great deal of time and energy to create the perfect landscape for your client, and their reaction is a very pleasant smile and perhaps a warm handshake. But what if you could ...
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Sept. 15 2009
The holiday season is approaching with the speed of Santa’s sleigh. Before you know it, the sound of carols will fill the crisp winter nights, and the familiar smell of Christmas trees will permeate ...
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Aug. 14 2009
When you hear the word "staycation," does a little light go off in your head...an outdoor light, perhaps?