July 20 2011
Last November, an affluent six-acre gated community received a notification that their water bill would increase by 10 percent every year for the next five years. Located within the lush hills of Thousand
July 20 2011
Can finding the right sprinkler head leave you as perplexed as Ponce De Leon on his quest for the Fountain of Youth? If you have a lot of confusion distinguishing one type of sprinkler head from another,
June 16 2011
Say the word `recycling` and what usually comes to mind is taking aluminum cans
May 18 2011
Just as the human heart pumps blood through the circulatory system to keep a body healthy, the irrigation pump sends life-sustaining water throughout the sprinkler system to keep the turf and plants healthy
May 18 2011
If you’re looking to hire an irrigation service technician, what qualifications would you list in the job description?
April 14 2011
How blessed we are to be living in the United States. We are also blessed that our country has always had an abundance of water. So why is it that we are now experiencing water shortages in most parts
March 22 2011
There is an old saying, “In order to know where you’re going, you need to know where you came from.” When it comes to the future of irrigation, it is important to know a bit of history
March 22 2011
Patrick Crais is the owner of Blue Watch Dog Systems, a San Diego-based water conservation company. Blue Watch Dog works in conjunction with landscape companies, and commercial property owners, to manage
Feb. 17 2011
There is no better feeling than seeing the happy expressions on your clients’ faces as they stand back and take in the exquisite landscape that you and your crew just installed
Jan. 19 2011
Water harvesting isn’t a new idea. For centuries, it has been relied upon to supply water for households and other uses
Dec. 18 2010
WHEN I LIVED IN upstate New York, I hated winter and everything that went along with it. Having to protect my body from the freezing cold with boots, gloves and heavy sweaters put a strain on my already
Nov. 23 2010
The more important question to ask is Why would you care about a new irrigation system if the one you´ve been installing since you first started your business works just fine?
Oct. 18 2010
In the medieval Europe, blue and purple dyes were rare and expensive, so only the most wealthy or the aristocracy could afford to wear them. And though wearing purple today doesn't indicate wealth,
Sept. 23 2010
How many times have you driven down the street or on the Interstate in the pouring rain and noticed that sprinklers are putting down even more water? While Mother Nature is doing her work by quenching
Sept. 23 2010
Using a gauge provides us with a measure of pressure in the system. Generally, we expect to see a steady reading, but what does the gauge with a pointer that is unsteady mean? The unsteady or flickering
Aug. 19 2010
What would you do if you got up one morning, went to brush your teeth and saw yellow gushy stuff pouring from the faucet? Residents in Woodsboro, Maryland, awoke to just this scenario, with gunk spewing
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
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
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?