TAG: FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night

FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Plant material countdown

September 13, 2013By

I don’t think that I have ever met anyone as knowledgeable or enthusiastic about plant material as Chris Rubino of Monrovia Growers. When it comes to selecting plants for an installation he recommends that all of your plants pass his “5-4-3-2-1” test if you want to create a better landscape. 5:  The number of senses that a plant should stimulate:... read more

FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Guest-worker myths

August 9, 2013By

Dominick Mondi, executive director of the New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association, expressed some insights into immigration reform and the Green Industry’s need for a comprehensive and well-developed plan. The country needs to retain government programs like H-2A for agriculture and H-2B for landscape, Mondi explained, and he dispelled many of the misconceptions surrounding them. For example, he said it’s... read more

FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Job costing tips

July 11, 2013By

With his laid back southern style and more than half a dozen y’alls throughout the evening, consultant Jerry Gaeta provided some important insights about job costing. Gaeta says job costing is something that must be done during the project and not after it’s completed. He compares it to a football coach who has one plan before the game starts but... read more

FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Deer-proof perennials

July 8, 2013By

One common problem landscape design/build contractors face is providing seasonal color for their clients without creating a “landscape buffet” for the local deer population. Author and gardening expert Stephanie Cohen, aka “The Perennial Diva,” shared some tips about “Tried and True Perennials for Your Landscape” on FD2B Talk Radio on July 3. In the early spring Cohen uses several varieties... read more

FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Why businesses fail

June 27, 2013By

On last night’s show, Green Industry consultant and Landscape Management columnist Frank Ross discussed the financial reasons so many landscape contractors fail in business. Some fail to make a profit, some fail to control labor and some just don’t have that “fire in their belly” that pushes them to succeed every day. Although we didn’t get through all of his... read more

FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Learn to let go

June 21, 2013By

According to Rich Goldstein, president of Green Meadows Landscape Contractors in Oakland, N.J., one of the most important things you need to do when trying to break through the million-dollar mark is to learn how to let go. What does he mean? To successfully grow your business you need to find managers to oversee your company so you can work... read more