Landscape Techniques - Lawn Aeration

Written by Henry Thompson

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If you have a severely damaged lawn or a lawn area that undergoes heavy and frequent use you might consider aerating these areas several times throughoutrepparttar year. Remember, aeration does damagerepparttar 117276 grass, so aerate "lightly" by using a slightly wider tine spacing or only one pass.

An aerator that pulls plugs is more effective than one that simply pokes holes. An aerator that pokes holes can further compactrepparttar 117277 soil. Soil compaction decreaserepparttar 117278 available air torepparttar 117279 grass roots and causes excess irrigation run off. Either removerepparttar 117280 plugs or break them up (use a mulching lawn mower or closerepparttar 117281 catcher chute on a standard mower). Always apply any amendment immediately to achieve maximum penetration ofrepparttar 117282 amendments intorepparttar 117283 soil. The holes have a tendency to collapse especially if pedestrian traffic is difficult to keep off.

Contractor equipment varies from dedicated aerators that pull plugs to rototiller add-ons that simply poke holes. As discussed, pulling plugs is better. You will also findrepparttar 117284 dedicated aerator to be easier and more efficient to use.

Aeration is also a way for many landscape maintenance contractors, gardeners, and garden centers to make more money. Most offerrepparttar 117285 service to their customers as an additional service. Pricing and costs will vary. Some charge byrepparttar 117286 square foot, others byrepparttar 117287 job. The average price in Southern California is about $45.00 per 1,000 square feet for owner occupied single family residences. Other large landscape maintenance contractors offer aeration as part ofrepparttar 117288 contracted service, especially for large residential communities whererepparttar 117289 single billing cost for aeration could be prohibitive. They calculaterepparttar 117290 cost of aerating and divide repparttar 117291 result byrepparttar 117292 term ofrepparttar 117293 contract (usually one year, 12 months) thus chargingrepparttar 117294 customer a portion (1/12th) ofrepparttar 117295 total cost each month. This makesrepparttar 117296 service affordable torepparttar 117297 homeowner association or property management company and brings in more money torepparttar 117298 contractor. The same technique could also be used by smaller lawn maintenance and gardening companies.

Aeration should be part of your grounds maintenance and irrigation service. Its an inexpensive way to improve your customers lawns and make more money. It also makes it easier to get those yearly increases in fees and keep customers longer. Happy customers pay much better than dissatisfied customers. Aerating really can make a big difference inrepparttar 117299 appearance of your customer's lawns! Competition inrepparttar 117300 Green Industry is strong and added services like aeration will help to put you out in front of your competitors.


Aboutrepparttar 117301 Author:

Henry Thompson is a Contributing Writer for ProGardenBiz Magazine, an online magazine for professional gardeners and landscape contractors. Visit ProGardenBiz to find out how you can get a free subscription, start-up guidance, business ideas and inspiration at __________________________________________

You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long asrepparttar 117302 bylines are included. Must be published complete with no changes. A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated.

Henry Thompson is a Contributing Writer for ProGardenBiz Magazine, an online magazine for professional gardeners and landscape contractors.

New Style Network Marketing - Why Professionals are Rushing to Join!

Written by Kim Beardsmore

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Work-life balance. Baby boomers (40-55year olds) are searching for quality of life. Despiterepparttar promises this is not usually found behindrepparttar 117275 desk in a corporate office. The large corporate incomes usually come at some expense to spouse, children and friends who also contribute throughrepparttar 117276 sacrifice of quality time, family memories and missing parents. The importance of building a life - not just earn a living; demands a new way of earning income.

Lack of job security. As a senior HR manager turned MLMer I can testify from first hand experience:repparttar 117277 higher you are inrepparttar 117278 corporate world,repparttar 117279 harder you fall when you are retrenched. Don't be beguiled byrepparttar 117280 six figure incomes ofrepparttar 117281 corporate giants. The larger your job,repparttar 117282 more rare they are and finding a new one can take more than twelve months. Job insecurity plagues all levels and most people are searching for diversified forms of retirement planning. A solid MLM opportunity can do just that.

Flexible hours - choose your own! Because a network marketing business can be built around an existing schedule, it is a perfect vehicle for busy professionals to get started in developing an alternate income stream. Once establishedrepparttar 117283 business can provide a residual income that can release you fromrepparttar 117284 job market altogether.

A trend towards an aging society. Many people are looking ahead and realizing that government hand-outs will not be sufficient security for retirement. In several western countriesrepparttar 117285 number of retirees are increasing a greater rate thanrepparttar 117286 number of workers enteringrepparttar 117287 workforce. In these countries, there is a diminishing pot of funds available to fund retirees. Network marketing offers a residual income stream that can continue long after people have stopped working.

The power of e-commerce. Income streams from a few hundred to tens of thousands per month can be built overrepparttar 117288 internet. It is possible to combine internet marketing skills and work your network marketing business entirely overrepparttar 117289 internet. There is almost unlimited potential in combining both viral and network marketing business principles to quickly build a solid, residual income stream.

When considering a MLM opportunity, your diligent research may lead you to a vehicle to provide income AND lifestyle!

(c) Copyright Kim Beardsmore

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Kim Beardsmore is a distributor for an established MLM company that operates in 59 countries. Built upon 25 years experience, and a proven business system, this is "business in a box" that anyone can operate. If you are interested in earning money from home, we can show you how to generate a profitable business for yourself in an around your current schedule. Visit now:

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