Dec. 1 2006
When reminiscing of youthful days gone by, many people are reminded of playing tag with neighborhood friends, climbing trees, and chasing the family dog ...
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Nov. 1 2006
Water bans, water shortages, and water restrictions are becoming more and more commonplace. They can make things complicated for the green industry, and it’s easy to resent them. Different municipalities ...
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Nov. 1 2006
A recent newsletter reported that the price of copper is so high that people are actually stealing it. Because copper prices have increased almost 160 percent since 2005, copper has been stolen from utility ...
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Oct. 1 2006
IN THIS ERA OF CONSERVAtion and environmental consciousness, there is little tolerance for irrigation that wastes water or causes erosion and runoff ...
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Oct. 1 2006
A GOOD BUSINESSMAN IS ALWAYS LOOKing for ways to make his business even better. Sometimes, this can mean expensive or risky investments, acquiring new skills, or offering new products and services ...
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Sept. 1 2006
It’s easy to take a well-designed landscape for granted. When we’re looking at a landscape, we shouldn’t be focusing on the placement of the sprinkler heads or the presence of a backflow ...
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Aug. 1 2006
Helmut Winkelhake has been in the green industry since the 1970s. The founder of Horticare in Ross, California, he prides himself on his efficient use of water in landscapes, but several years ago, he ...
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July 1 2006
The doo-wop musical group The Five Royals recorded a song in the 1950s whose lyrics are oddly appropriate for today: You don't miss your water until your well runs dry. Anyone who's ever looked at a globe ...
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July 1 2006
It’s been nearly three years in the making, but for Steve Tibbs, he wanted everything just right. “We built a new wing onto our home,” says Tibbs. “We completely redid the home, ...
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June 5 2006
For potable water, life is a series of one-way streets. Safe drinking water depends on all “traffic” within a water system to move in the direction it’s supposed to. Fresh water flows ...
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June 1 2006
In life, big problems generally require big changes and change isn’t something our species tends to embrace easily. In life, big problems generally require big changes and change isn’t ...
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April 1 2006
Installing valves and valve boxes can be as routine as pouring another cup of coffee on the way to your truck. But as routine as this task has become, how you do it says a lot about you and your company
April 1 2006
Technology has evolved rather quickly in the last twenty years. Many of us cannot imagine a world without computers, compact disc players and cell phones, but in the world of irrigation, technology moves ...
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March 1 2006
A growing number of property owners and municipalities are waking up to the fact that efficient landscape irrigation can play a major role in water conservation ...
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Feb. 1 2006
Ok. Stay calm. Let’s see how we’re going to handle this. A number of questions enter my mind as I think to myself, who are these people? How did they find me? ...
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Jan. 1 2006
This winter, as you sit inside in your toasty living room in front of the fire, your mind may be far from the irrigation systems you’re responsible for ...
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Dec. 1 2005
The sprinklers were watering continuously and the gardener had shut off the water. Out of desperation the homeowner called All American Landscape, La Crescenta, California ...
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Dec. 1 2005
Our nation’s landscapes are growing smarter and greener using less water. For years, water efficiency has played a key role in landscape design in the desert southwest and other dry climates of the ...
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Sept. 1 2005
Remember the advertising campaign for a brand of cigarettes aimed at women? “You’ve come a long way baby,” was their slogan. To borrow that catch phrase, the same can be said about the ...
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Sept. 1 2005
Water conservation should be profitable for you and your customers. I could, and maybe should, end the article with just this statement. Yes, it seems obvious enough, but implementing such a philosophy ...
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