June 15 2010
PICTURE YOURSELF IN A UTOPIAN WORLD. Lush, cool, sparkling water everywhere. Always clear, always clean, always cared for. But most of all—always available and forever flowing. Now, back to reality
June 15 2010
When they first came on the market, conventional landscape irrigation controllers were a marvelous innovation. Automated watering meant you could set the controller and plants would have plenty of water ...
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May 19 2010
The basic concept of dispensing less water in the right place is not new. Farmers centuries ago developed a method of irrigating trees in a desert environment with a minimum amount of water ...
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April 19 2010
Spring is here and the season is beginning. What are you doing to jump-start your business? Are you thinking to yourself, “What can I do to generate more revenue? ...
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March 16 2010
Drip irrigation systems apply water at low pressure and low volume directly to or near the root zone of plants. Because water is applied slowly, less is lost to runoff and evaporation ...
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Feb. 18 2010
With water an increasingly scarce and valuable resource, it’s more important than ever for landscape irrigation designs to include efficiencies in every component of the system—including the ...
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Feb. 18 2010
Water budgeting is a valuable tool to further water conservation efforts. It has been gaining in popularity for the last 15 years or so. The purpose of this article is to better define what the ...
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Jan. 18 2010
My colleagues always joke, "If you ask Joe what time it is, he'll tell you how to build a watch!" This quip by my buddies in the office is partly true. I’ve been working in my present job for many ...
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Dec. 23 2009
About two years ago at a trade conference, I was talking with a landscape contractor who, up until that point in time, only specialized in design/build in the residential market. Either he knew ...
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Nov. 16 2009
Today’s irrigation technology is rapidly evolving to deliver water more evenly, more efficiently and more affordably. These improvements couldn’t come at a better time ...
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Nov. 16 2009
WATER CONSERVATION INITIATIVES HAVE SKYROCKETED over the past few years forcing many cities into mandatory water restrictions. Some mandate an overall usage reduction while others restrict days and time ...
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Nov. 16 2009
A little over a year ago, I noticed that our backyard lawn was turning brown even though we had an automatic sprinkler system. I called in a landscape contractor to find out what was wrong. He discovered ...
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Oct. 20 2009
When landscape professionals think about designing an irrigation system, most minds wander immediately to spray patterns, drip hoses, timers and installation. But success is shortlived with most irrigation ...
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Aug. 14 2009
AS A HORTICULTURALIST AND AN IRRIGATION CONTRACTOR, I WITNESS FIRSTHAND THE STAGGERING AMOUNT OF WATER wasted every day in an effort to maintain a beautiful landscape ...
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Aug. 14 2009
It wasn’t so very long ago that the water situation in many states had reached crisis proportions, resulting in the implementation of some of the toughest watering restrictions that had ever been ...
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July 18 2009
WITH WATER SHORTAGES BECOMING MORE PREVALENT AND restrictions looming, municipalites, communities, school districts and property owners are seeking ways to conserve water ...
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June 15 2009
THE SUMMERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE NO JOKE. The sun pounds the landscape like a hammer, and it’s not unusual for temperatures to reach the ’90s before noon. But the summer of 1999 was particularly ...
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June 15 2009
Seventy years ago, there were approximately 150 million people living in this country. Today, that number has more than doubled. The population explosion has taken its toll on our nation’s water ...
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May 15 2009
IN 1966, A PROFESSIONAL plant pathologist named Walter Cordua created a brand new type of irrigation system for farmers to use to better water their crops ...
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April 16 2009
How many of you out there have held onto a truck until it was well passed its prime? The body was probably peppered with dings and dents, and the odometer had so many zeros on it that you got dizzy every ...
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