How To Landscape

Help your landscaping clients keep basements dry

Help your landscaping clients keep basements dry

While water is being conserved in California, where years of drought have made it more precious than ever, parts of Texas are drowning in it. Maybe it’s time to remind ...

Maximize limited space with vertical gardens

Maximize limited space with vertical gardens

Popular in Europe for decades, vertical gardening is a technique that’s trending in the United States. Also called living, or “green,” walls, vertical gardening refers to plant material growing in ...

Help potential landscaping clients find your company

Help potential landscaping clients find your company

Editor’s Note: This column was written by Jake Lane, a growth analyst for LawnStarter, an Austin-based tech startup that helps homeowners find and book lawn-care service. Having a steady stream of ...

Help your landscaping clients make the most of shade

Help your landscaping clients make the most of shade

Shade. In the summer, everyone wants a piece of it, but many plants cannot survive in the shadow of trees and clients are left with ugly bare patches of land. ...

Edible landscapes’ popularity argues for broadening skills

Edible landscapes’ popularity argues for broadening skills

It seems clear that edible landscaping is more than a passing trend, so landscape contractors may want to do a little homework on the practice. Why take a pass when ...

Manage landscapes to prevent damage from Japanese beetles

Manage landscapes to prevent damage from Japanese beetles

Japanese beetles begin to make their appearance at this time of year. Landscapers should be on the lookout for the voracious feeders, which are known to go after more than ...

To keep trees healthy, protect bark from mowers, trimmers

To keep trees healthy, protect bark from mowers, trimmers

  Like the skin of the human body, a tree’s bark protects it from injury and illness. When damaged, it can mean the loss of branches and, in some cases, the ...

Proper pesticide storage maintains effectiveness, ensures safety

Proper pesticide storage maintains effectiveness, ensures safety

Storing pesticides properly is imperative to ensure safety, but did you know proper storage also helps maintain the effectiveness of the product? Extending the shelf life of pesticides through recommended ...

Job No. 1 in creating a landscaping blog: Generate ideas

Job No. 1 in creating a landscaping blog: Generate ideas

Blogging is a great way to promote your landscaping business while communicating helpful information to potential and current clients. And creating a blog doesn’t have to be a daunting endeavor, ...

How-To: Help non-English-speaking employees help you succeed

How-To: Help non-English-speaking employees help you succeed

Among the 66,000 people a year coming to the United States from foreign countries to do temporary work with an H-2B visa, it’s a good bet only a handful will ...

How-to: Here’s what you should know about permeable pavers

How-to: Here’s what you should know about permeable pavers

Permeable pavers solve problems and look good. Will they work for your business? Pavers are an indispensable tool for designing outdoor living spaces. But if you’re not familiar with permeable pavers, ...

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