We always hear about the efficiencies of some pipe fittings over others, but let’s find out how they work in a controlled test. Is it worth using two 45ºs elbows vs one 90º, to attain better flow or is there another choice? Learn what actual head, dynamic head, and Total head are. Read this to find out how to increase your pumps out put by 12%.
September / October 2009
We all sell. In dealing with your customers it is important that your communication style, and your appearance dispel any notion of the “salesman” stereotype. Pam tells you about her personal experiences and shows you what not to do as well as sharing six important things you should do. This will help you succeed in the never ending quest to find and keep loyal customers.
How do you take back control of your hectic, busy, crazy, chaotic days? You simply cannot be at your most effective if you are running around, putting out fires, and getting stressed out. Expert Leo Babauta will tell you how to take back control of your day. One example is “Control Incoming Communications.”
A very in-depth and informative article that you need to read if you have a koi pond. Jamie shares his 17 years of successful koi keeping through the very harsh midwest winters. The simple techniques outlined here can help the hobby of keeping koi to prosper, even in areas where it is very cold. For those of you in warmer climates, this is a good read for you too.
Continue to follow Shaun across the UK and learn about a variety of successful retailers. They share their knowledge and passion for the industry by showing you the way they handle displays, the products they stock and then meet these owners and managers.
The first question is what do your clients’ think are prettier–rocks or plants? It is time to leave the old style rock pit behind and to move into a new, prettier future of water garden pond building? Learn how to make that pond a real water garden, reduce your labor, increase your profits and get great referrals.
Guidelines to follow to better understand the process of transitioning from season to season for your customers water garden. Remember, you are the expert and your advice is the most important customer’s will receive. Includes a Fall/Winter Pond Checklist.
With the change of seasons comes the time to winterize your customer’s water gardens. Learn some great tips from Cyndie who has 20 years of water gardening experience. Plants need special care for successful overwintering – information you and your customers need to know, so their ponds and plants will be ready for next year.
Grand Champions traditionally have been selected from the Gosanke class – Kohaku, Sanke and Showa; now Shiro Utsuri are strong contenders for this prestigious award. Learn how to select a young Shiro Utsuri. Find answers to whether yellow on the nose is a problem and what the black should look like.
Many pond builders are now exploring ways to combine technologies and techniques from the koi pond world with the water garden domain to create what are often called hybrid ponds. Learn about what they have in common and what they do not. Easy affordable maintenance was a key desire for the homeowners of the pond featured in this article.