Nov. 16 2011
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s economic environment, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit. With fewer building projects in sight, companies ...
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Nov. 16 2011
Water is a powerful resource. A welldesigned water feature can add natural beauty and visual excitement to its surroundings, offer an inspiring view and create a peaceful atmosphere within a host of environments ...
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Oct. 17 2011
Landscape professionals, who provide services to residents in hillside or canyon communities that are in fire-prone areas, should be familiar with ways of minimizing their clients’ risk of losing ...
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Oct. 17 2011
Have you ever designed and installed a beautiful landscape, just to see it become so overgrown that you´d never know it was designed and installed by a professional? Either the client let it get ...
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Sept. 15 2011
One of the first things to look at is the size and scope of the projects you currently handle and those you’d like to take on in the near future. What is the depth and width of the trenches you need ...
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Sept. 15 2011
Oxygen is one of—if not the most—vital element on the face of this earth
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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June 16 2011
If you work in the residential market, opportunity abounds. With the economy trying to ease out of the doldrums, and the price of gasoline keeping families off the road, what a perfect time to look at ...
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May 18 2011
How much time do you spend shaving every morning? No matter if you use an electric or straight-edge razor, or how close the cut, you have to shave again the next day and the next, and the next
May 18 2011
After a particularly rough winter in many parts of our country, Mother Nature has finally awakened from her long winter nap and spring is in full swing
May 18 2011
There’s a saying, “Bigger is better.” Although that’s not always the case, it took me a while to get the message, but I finally did get it
April 14 2011
ARE RETAINING WALLS CONSTRUCTED WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE of holding back soil and preventing erosion? You’d be surprised at what some landscape designers and homeowners are using them for instead
April 14 2011
There are few jobs as monotonous, back breaking and unfulfilling as digging out weeds. If you’re providing landscape maintenance services, cutting down the amount of time you spend nurturing a virtually ...
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March 22 2011
My mother always said, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” This worked fine when she was a homemaker, but once she started her own business, Mom soon realized that ...
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March 22 2011
Ponds and lakes are valuable natural resources. They add beauty to the landscape, provide recreation and serve as a habitat for fish and wildlife. A natural body of water is a complex biological, chemical ...
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Feb. 17 2011
Kirk Engle of New Jersey and Aron Hoffman of Hawaii are separated by the entire breadth of the continental United States and a fair expanse of the Pacific Ocean
Jan. 19 2011
Driving on an ordinary road that twists and turns up a residential hill just outside of Los Angeles, one would never know that situated a few steps above street level there exists a piece of Hollywood ...
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Jan. 19 2011
IF YOU THOUGHT THE TERM ‘GOING in circles’ meant spinning your wheels and not making any progress, when it comes to the landscape profession, you couldn’t be more wrong
Jan. 19 2011
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN Bionutrition, or biofertility as some prefer, was a misunderstood and under-appreciated approach to plant health
Jan. 19 2011
During my travel this past holiday season I was “exposed” to the new security measures from TSA at the airport. Whether I feel more secure or my naked image is online somewhere; are both still ...
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