Sept. 19 2012
Twas two months before the holidays and all through the land, landscape contractors called customers and dusted off plans. For the next hundred days, they were busy as bees, hanging holiday lights ...
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Sept. 19 2012
There’s something about flowing water that we humans crave. It’s hard to look at a fountain, a babbling brook or peaceful pond and not feel more relaxed. Having a calm, scenic oasis in one’s ...
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Aug. 20 2012
Deere & Company announced that its net income for the quarter rose 11 percent, to $788 million, or $1.98 per share, from $712 million, or $1.69 per share, a year earlier. Revenue was $9.6
Aug. 16 2012
The continuing, severe Midwest drought has caused the entire state of Indiana to be issued a water shortage warning. The warning was issued by the state’s Department of Natural Resources
July 17 2012
Why is the water green?” you might ask. Whenever there is a surplus of available plant food (nitrate), Mother Nature steps in and supplies something to use it, in an attempt to achieve balance. ...
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July 5 2012
Jeff Carowitz, a well known consultant and columnist to the green industry, will present at the Florida Water Summit Conference. The conference is being held at the Sanibel Harbour Resort &
June 15 2012
Picture a Stone Age landscape contractor, perhaps a contemporary of Fred Flintstone’s. let’s Call him Ogg.Engaged by the local cave owners’ association to cut their lawns, Ogg the prehistoric ...
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June 15 2012
If you're like many in the landscape business, just trying to keep your doors open has been a challenge these last few years. With fewer new homes being built and many of your former clients who have ...
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May 15 2012
Steams are simple to build, but can easily become very difficult if a few rules aren’t followed. When designing streams, the main thing to look for is elevation changes that can work for or against ...
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May 15 2012
Would you believe an advertisement for a product that can do absolutely everything? Just imagine the late-night infomercial: Breathless pitchman going a mile a minute...It’s a microwave oven . ...
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April 19 2012
The word “landscape” is no longer merely just about dirt. In the 21st century, landscape contracting companies are also putting more emphasis on hardscapes, those hard-topped surfaces of all ...
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April 19 2012
Turn off the engine of your pickup truck, silence your cell phone, tell your crew chiefs not to bother you, and take five minutes to go to a magical landscape land of what-if. What if there was a new ...
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March 16 2012
Is it the ailing economy, or the stress and cost of travel? Maybe it’s the nesting instinct, or perhaps it’s a combination of all three. These days, more and more people aren’t heading ...
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March 16 2012
In my last article (January, 2012), I discussed the importance of draining, rinsing, and cleaning of a pond in the spring as one of the most effective ways to start the pond year. I still believe this ...
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Feb. 15 2012
IF YOU ARE A NEWBIE TO THE WIZARDY of digital software for landscape, landscape lighting, and irrigation design, be prepared to be dazzled. With a few keystrokes or a simple click, drag, and drop on your ...
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Feb. 15 2012
Recent improvements in application technology have finally made it possible for landscape professionals in all sectors of the business to provide this valuable service. Top dressing is already considered ...
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Jan. 16 2012
When the hospital renovated its underground conference center in the mid 2000s—the courtyard is actually the conference center’s old roof—it was also time to do something about the ‘monstrosity.’ ...
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Jan. 16 2012
Every contractor and landscape service provider knows that the lawn cutting business is more a marathon than a sprint
Jan. 16 2012
With the holidays just winding down, now is the time to get your ducks in a row for the spring start-up season. Don’t put it off; the more you plan and do now, the more successful your season will ...
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Dec. 9 2011
NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, THERE’S always one glorious day in early spring that hollers to the world, “Winter’s over! Winter’s over!” The temperature is unseasonably warm. ...
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