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Efficiency Tip: Survey says Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the 1018 & Current Issue categories.

Within a few years of founding Stickle Lawn Care in 2012, owner Cody Stickle realized he couldn’t be everywhere at once. That was when the Hampton, Va., company incorporated a... Read more»

Big Picture: Serene seclusion Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the 1018 & Big Picture & Current Issue categories.

Location: Annapolis, Md. Company: Walnut Hill Landscape Co. The clients asked for a private space that would lend itself well to outdoor entertaining and also feature a dining area, spa,... Read more»

Step by Step: How to manage shady lawn areas Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the 1018 & Current Issue & Step by Step categories.

While shade trees are an important and prominent feature in many landscapes, they can be very competitive with turf, causing problems that can lead to the turf’s decline. Trees compete... Read more»

Editorial Advisory Board: October 2018 Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the 1018 & Current Issue categories.

What’s the best way for the average company to improve competitiveness against low-ballers and large, national companies? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “Be better than anyone else... Read more»

SafetyWatch: Safely sharpen blades Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the 1018 & Current Issue & SafetyWatch categories.

There are a few things to keep in mind when sharpening blades. Make sure the grinder’s guards are properly in place and the tool rest is about one-eighth of an... Read more»

Big Picture: Family retreat Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the 0918 & Big Picture categories.

Location: Bethesda, Md. Company: Fine Earth Landscape The clients requested a backyard that their active family and friends could enjoy, with a pool located near the sun room, at least... Read more»