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Landscaping, tips, tricks and the pros

Landscaping, Tips, Tricks and the Pros?

The landscape industry is on the rise. So should you hire a landscaper or do it yourself. This article will present a couple good landscaping tips as well pro-industry news.

In a recent issue of Lanscape Management, Ron Hall says, «that the industry is set for growth due to demographics, dual-wage-families, and disposable income.» He also suggests that «landscape contractors should think of other avenues for profit to cope with the crisis in the housing market.»

So what does this mean? One thing is for sure, people who are homeowners love to add curb appeal. It adds beauty as well as value. Landscapers need to think of more creative ways to keep and add new business that won`t break the banks of their customers, yet at the same time add the elegance the client`s desires.

For inspiration and ideas on the different types of turfs and grasses, The 2007 Pocket Seed Guide is an easy-to-reference summary of the latest results from the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP). It lists the latest top-rated varieties of turfgrass at most testing locations. NTEP is one of the most widely known turfgrass research programs in the world.

Here is a tip now that autumn is here. In the same issue of Landscape Management, tips on improving the appearance of a fall mum display. It suggests the purchase of quality mum plants. Mum plants should have flowers from the top of the plant to the ground level. They should also, be planted when they are 10% to 25% in color because they are easier to move.

Yet, to a landscaper, its more than just lawns and flowers. Don Dale reports in the April issue of Landscape Management, that mole control of landscapers adds to the income in the U.S.. According to Dale, «The Growing Green Lawn Care, lawn care business of Keith Fisher has seen a 40 percent increase in mole activity where his clients are clamoring for mole control. Fisher began treatments in March, as moles begin tunneling near the surface and it is easy to make an immediate application and do a follow-up whenever it is needed as the crew returns to mow the lawn.»

So the question is whether or not to do it yourself. Simply put if it is something complicated, such as controlling rodents in the garden, or an elaborate hardscape project, its best left up to the professionals. However, if you enjoy gardening and doing the landscaping, getting that «look what I just completed» feel. Then give it a go, so as long as you are willing to possiblly screw a few things up in the process.

By: Michael C. Podlesny

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