The entire plumbing code is engineered to make sure that water sent to an irrigation system never gets back into the potable water system, but the code can be defeated. One of the most common problems—and
The year is 1971, and Bob Dobson has just completed the installation of a $37,000 irrigation system at a condominium. The client wants to see the system run prior to handing over the check. But there’s
When it comes to landscape irrigation, the future is all about efficiency. Droughts are more prevalent than ever, and the national population never stops growing. As a result, state and federal governments—as
The drive for increased irrigation efficiency has been a constant of the landscape industry for generations. This seems odd given that, compared to many countries, America is a land gifted with water abundance.
In an article about weight training I recently read, the writer made the startling observation that when it comes to building muscle mass, slower is better. Doing a whole bunch of reps with a barbell really
THE GREEN INDUSTRY GETS BLAMED for wasting water, but most of this criticism is unfair. After all, the manufacturers within our industry invented high-efficiency sprinkler heads, smart controllers, low-volume
We all have our winter routines. Some people look forward to fishing out the Christmas decorations from the attic to put up around the house. Others cherish dressing up in mittens and knit caps to go play
Water always comes from somewhere, usually the municipal supply, and although it is a renewable resource, it is finite. If the rains go away for long enough, any region can run dry, and when that starts