TAG: Ron Hall

Throwback Thursday: June 1998

April 24, 2014By

To some, Earth Day might mark an obligation to give back to the environment and community. For the Green Industry, there’s an added layer with the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Day of Service being held that same day, compelling companies to dedicate one workday to charitable giving. This year, 2,200 Day of Service volunteers completed around 90 projects in 24... read more

Throwback Thursday: April 1993

April 10, 2014By

The government is working against lawns. In fact, it’s assaulting them, Gregg Robertson wrote in a recent government affairs column for Landscape Management. Las Vegas has banned lawns in new developments and is offering cash to residents who tear out their lawns, he reports, and adds Los Angeles has dished out $1.4 million in rebates to homeowners who’ve replaced their... read more

Throwback Thursday: February 1994

March 27, 2014By

Spring has sprung. At least that’s what our calendars tell us. Even as it’s yet to be in the air, the masses are preparing for the warm weather to come. For me, this means looking up the best deals for a pedicure to show off my new sandals. For landscape professionals, this might mean giving customers the best deal to... read more

Throwback Thursday: April 2006

March 20, 2014By

“In the pre-dawn glow of the security lights on Monterrey’s Ocampo Street, the hopefuls arrive, lugging duffel bags and pulling small suitcases behind them. Many spent the previous night in a nearby hotel. For $12 each they get a clean place to sleep four to a room and a couple of simple but filling meals. The overnight stay is needed... read more

Throwback Thursday: March 1998

February 20, 2014By

To some landscape professionals the job of a company mechanic seems to be “the most obvious thing in the world.” They fix stuff, right? Not quite, according to the article “Miracle workers,” which ran in the March 1998 issue of Landscape Management. Authored by then-managing editor Ron Hall, the story brings to point that mechanics aren’t just the worker most... read more

Throwback Thursday: August 2002

February 6, 2014By

At the conclusion of my weekly visits to the Landscape Management archives, after I’ve placed the past issues back in chronological order and turn my heel away from the wooden bookshelves, the same thought lingers in my mind: We’re pretty good recyclers here at LM. Not because I pass an impressive amount of plastic bottles and paper in blue bins... read more