Ep. 130: Becoming a networking genius

May 14, 2015 - By

Kristen Edens, or Kris the Scribbler, discusses how networking can be the key to business growth. It’s not as hard as you think—and you never know where your lead of the year will come from. read more

Ep. 129: A design/build client’s perspective

May 7, 2015 - By

Have you ever wondered what your clients experience during a construction project? In this episode, Jody Shilan of From Design 2 Build talks to his clients about their current backyard renovation project. They share their perspective on the design/build process, including what they like about it and what scares them. In addition, his clients discuss why working with a landscape... read more

Ep. 128: Back to design school

April 30, 2015 - By

We are going back to design school with Susan Cohan, Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) landscape designer and adjunct professor. We are broadcasting live from the design studio at the Gold LEED Certified Landscape Horticultural Technology Building at the County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph, NJ. Listen in as Cohan, principal of Susan Cohan Gardens, voices her opinions... read more

Ep. 127: Bookkeeping with QuickBooks

April 23, 2015 - By

Did you know that Quickbooks Premier allows you to turn an estimate into a proposal and a proposal into purchase orders with just the touch of a button? There’s no need to re-type the proposal into Word or export your numbers into Excel. In this episode of Landscape Live, Karen Rivera, owner of Dynamic Push, talks about how to properly... read more

Ep. 126: Serving those who serve us

April 15, 2015 - By

Bill Vogel, president of Project EverGreen, discusses how landscape contractors can give back to our troops through Project EverGreen’s “GreenCare for Troops” and “SnowCare for Troops” programs. Listen to the show to learn more about this program and how you can get involved. It’s good for our soldiers, and it may even be tax deductible. read more

Ep. 125: What’s the buzz about the bees?

April 9, 2015 - By

Dave Hunter of Crown Bees discusses the benefits of incorporating bees into landscapes. It’s not as crazy as you think. A specific type of bee—the mason bee—pollinates flowers, which increases flower production and makes our landscapes more colorful and vibrant. These harmless bees are easy to both purchase and maintain. Just as we install bat houses into our landscapes to... read more

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Jody Shilan

Jody Shilan, MLA, is an award-winning landscape designer, former landscape design/build contractor, executive director of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association and industry consultant. He’s also editor of the membership website FromDesign2Build.com. Reach him with ideas for future shows at jshilan@gmail.com.

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