When the economic slowdown took a large bite out of Greener Gardens’ business, diversification became the company’s path to growing once again.

Launched in 2000, the St. Cloud-based company earned $800,000 its first year and hit $1.5 million in 2008, but revenue fell last year by 27 percent to $1.1 million.

To stave off a continued free-fall, founder Steve Heake expanded his offerings to include drainage, grading, fountains, pavers and installation of retaining walls

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