Feb. 1 2007
ALTHOUGH THE DEBATE CONTINUES TO RAGE ON ABOUT HOW TOUGH THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE on the millions of illegal immigrants in residence here, the fact remains that many U.S. industries? ...
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Jan. 1 2007
Servicing lawn irrigation systems can be a very profitable item to offer your customers. It’s easy to become overly focused on installations as a source of income, but servicing is a profit center ...
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Jan. 1 2007
A POND OR WATER FEATURE CAN be a striking addition to any landscape. It can be sized to fit both the smallest lot and the smallest budget, or built to dwarf an average swimming pool. The problem with ponds ...
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Jan. 1 2007
ADD THE SOUND AND BEAUTY OF A WATER GARDEN TO YOUR FRONT PORCH by creating your own mini water feature ...
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Dec. 1 2006
There’s a stump removal contractor in Georgia who says he tries to run his business like a Fortune 500 company. He prides himself on being polite, professional, and punctual. He returns messages ...
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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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