June 15 2009
IF YOU PUT ALL OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN AND laborers together in one room and asked them to describe how they would build a paver walkway or patio, how many different answers would you get?
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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May 15 2009
It’s increasingly tough trying to keep afloat these days, no matter what industry you’re in. With the economy in shambles and many longtime businessmen now jobless, making sure your company ...
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May 15 2009
I live in the Northwest. By most accounts, this area is considered to be the epicenter of the “green” revolution. According to Popular Science magazine, the region contains three of the nation’s ...
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April 16 2009
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN AN IDEAL HOME LANDSCAPE MEANT beautiful gardens, grounds that invited a leisurely stroll and perhaps a bench where one could sit and enjoy the view. Now, residential landscapes ...
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April 16 2009
A landscape maintenance contractor has just finished work on a residential yard. The homeowner asks the contractor to take a look at one of her trees while he’s there. Several large branches are ...
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March 17 2009
That statement is more true today than it ever has been before. In recent years, travel has become so costly and so stressful that people are booking fewer vacations. In addition, as more Americans begin ...
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March 17 2009
WHITTIER COLLEGE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HOME TO A WIDE range of athletes with a lot to show for their mettle. The Whittier, California-based school has captured 26 conference titles through its football program ...
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March 17 2009
IN TODAY’S ULTRA-COMPETITIVE business climate, every second counts. Any opportunity that allows you to do a job faster, better and in a more cost-effective fashion should be fully explored
March 17 2009
Being in the construction industry since the early ’90s, I have learned that equipment and “stuff” doesn’t necessarily work the way it’s supposed to. Being in the water garden ...
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Feb. 22 2009
You’re a skilled designer. You listen to your clients and understand exactly what they’re looking for. You draw beautiful plans according to their wishes. But do you ever wonder what business ...
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Feb. 22 2009
IMAGINE, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT, A lawn so overpopulated with weeds and overgrown blades of grass you’d think you were kneedeep in some faraway jungle. Not exactly idyllic, right? Well, no great surprise ...
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Jan. 13 2009
Back when our company first started and we were trying to rent warehouse space, the leasing company didn’t want to work with us. They were worried that because we sold a product that was such an ...
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Jan. 12 2009
The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas is another award-winning outdoor environment built with the help of ValleyCrest Landscape Development. Only three miles from the lights and action of the Strip, this 180-acre ...
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Jan. 12 2009
A WELL-MAINTAINED LAWN IS a source of great pride for the property owner. It also sends a message to all who pass by about the quality of a well kept property. By the same token, the landscape professional who ...
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Nov. 11 2008
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY recently recognized the importance of the International Professional Pond Contractors Association (IPPCA) at its annual humanitarian event, “Ponditat For Humanity.” ...
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Oct. 17 2008
Rich Angelo’s people are learning how to write. For six solid weeks, for two hours each weeknight, they meet with an English teacher, drafting make-believe letters to make believe people, learning ...
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Sept. 1 2008
But with this magic, in many parts of the country, comes cold weather. Snow begins to cover turf, ponds are frozen over and landscape contractors shut down for the season. If you’re a small businessman, ...
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Sept. 1 2008
THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF ponds and large water features among residential and commercial markets translates into a high profit margin for your business, and are simpler to build than you think. For ...
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Sept. 1 2008
WHEN UNCLE SAM TURNS GREEN, should you as a business person be concerned? Maybe. Until recently, most pond installers or irrigators never paid much attention to or had to be concerned with the EPA or the subordinate ...
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