July 1 2007
This is a huge amount of water devoted to a use that isn'considered a necessity in all circles. To make matters worse, experts estimate that as much as half of the water used for landscape irrigation is ...
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July 1 2007
WITH THE EVER-PRESENT NEED to conserve water, it is necessary for us to take action to figure out ways to do so. A smart irrigation control system is a great place to start ...
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June 1 2007
During his tenure as a landscape manager in California's Marin and Sonoma counties, Tom Campbell noticed something alarming. The tremendous overuse of water in landscaping made him jump into action ...
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May 1 2007
IN 1983, WHEN THE IRRIGATION industry was still very young, Dave Kredit went to work with his father at Kredit Lawn Sprinkler and Outdoor Lighting in Phoenix, Arizona ...
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May 1 2007
Its been many years since I started working in the pond industry. Many things have been learned and expanded upon, making this market a fast growing, money making, and fun part of doing a landscape project
May 1 2007
In most cases, utilizing a new or different product isnt about simply going out and buying it. That would be easy. The real challenge lies in learning what it is, what it does, how it works, and then training ...
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April 2 2007
When you’ve been a contractor long enough, it may seem like you’ve seen it all. However, sometimes just when you start to feel this way is when you find yourself presented with a truly challenging ...
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March 1 2007
Heres a scenario: You’ve created a cutting-edge landscape concept for an upcoming project. You know the plant material that you’ve selected will require supplemental watering to get it through ...
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March 1 2007
In the late 1960s, a small but determined band of irrigation visionaries began assembling periodically in small offices and dark restaurants dotted throughout the San Francisco Bay area ...
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Feb. 1 2007
If you’ve never worked on irrigation before, upon close inspection an irrigation system might appear to be a jumble of wires running here, there and everywhere, valves that work in a way you don’t ...
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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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