TAG: Installation

PLANET updates training manuals

November 18, 2011By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has released its updated technician training manuals that focus on installation, irrigation, and maintenance. The manuals can be used as study materials for the Landscape Industry Certified Technician — Exterior  (formerly CLT-E) exam. These publications debuted at PLANET’s recent Green Industry Conference held in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO and can now be ordered online. Over... read more

Competing with value, not price

September 1, 2011By

Q. Many companies offer “free drawings” to get installation work. We’ve always charged for our landscape plans, but often lose work because of this. What can we do? — Bill Smith, Greenscapes Unlimited, Greensboro, NC. A. This is a  common problem no matter where your landscape design/build business is located. There will always be companies that provide “free plans” as... read more

Natural grass is truly ‘green’

March 23, 2009By

By: Bob O’Quinn The importance of natural grass is documented as far back as the 18th century in Jonathan Swift’s treatise, which began with “The value of growing grass is an essential service to a country.” Scientific studies have since confirmed that it’s far more than just the green color of grass that has proven to significantly decrease patients’ physical and... read more