January 2015
02Jan

DIY - Proper soil balance using fertilizers and lime

This is a rather boring subject but oh so important when it comes to your lawn and plant health. As a landscaping, gardening and yard care provider I am constantly observing how our accounts are

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02Jan

Your Project

Now that winter is coming to a close, spring will be just around the corner. I have been busy this month and have met with many of our current clients and future clients looking to upgrade or install

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02Jan

Lifetime warranty part 2 what is it worth?

I have come up with these 3 Landscape business categories of service based on my 27 years in the industry discussing the pros and cons of landscape maintenance, compare the three and see if your

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02Jan

Lifetime warranty Part (1)

Hi folks! Lets discuss our lifetime warranty. First off it is most unheard of for a landscape company to offer this type of service. It is my philosophy that if we are going to be in business for as

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02Jan

Property Management

This season we continue to experience solid growth with our maintenance business, there are really two different kinds of landscaping, installation and maintenance and they are quite different from

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02Jan

Watering Tips for Hot Summer Weather

I have recently been hustling, following up on customer concerns about their irrigation system controllers and have a few tips to offer to the folks out there. I believe it to be a myth that one inch

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02Jan

Tough Times

It is something how life changes, isn’t it? I have to admit that I did not see this change in the economy coming. It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen any home refinancing options to fund your

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02Jan

Aeration vs Thatching

This time of year many of us are out in the yard for the first time since it started raining 8 months ago!...Try running a landscape business in this weather on top of the slowing of the economy, it

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02Jan

The Underground Economy

Again I am writing to inform you the folks out there that there is a huge underground economy that is operating in Oregon, (flying under the radar as we in the industry call it.) I am not trying to

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02Jan

Crane Fly Life Cycle

I recently attended a local pest control seminar and am motivated to share with you about what I have learned regarding the crane fly. The crane fly is indeed a true insect. The adults lay the eggs

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02Jan

Landscape Professionals

I wrote a blog a long time ago about choosing a landscape contractor and what to look for, researching my web site I could not find this old blog so I want to touch on a few details about what may or

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02Jan

The yearly wrap up

I have been so far behind lately due to a lot of factors like great weather, and ahhh, Great weather!! Oh yes also a lot of you folks just wanting to get in that project while the sun is shining.

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02Jan

Native plant discussion

This year for some reason we have been involved in multiple projects were we were asked to install native plants. I have a feeling this comes from the sustainability (Green agenda) that has developed

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02Jan

The Myth Buster Blog

OK, here is my newest blog, and yes it is in conjunction with a new section of the web site called....” Myth Buster “ and yes, of course I, copied the show, which I love to watch, so please don’t

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December 2014
29Dec

Low Maintenance Yards

Ok, I hear this one all of the time, and although you folks mean well I want to spell some light on the myth of the quote I hear often" I want a low maintenance yard" and even though I

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