Nov. 1 2007
Its green now, but the far area of my backyard used to be brown, spotted and ugly. This was because my expanded landscape had too many sprinklers, and the only pipe to the area turned out to be too small ...
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Oct. 1 2007
While taking a walk in my neighborhood one day I noticed that water was spewing out from everywhere at a nearby home, or at least it seemed that way. Upon closer inspection it appeared that the valves ...
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Sept. 1 2007
From Wisconsin to Texas, from California to Maine, as the warmer weather moves in, most states become more watchful for toxic algae, a blue-green variety that is potentially harmful ...
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Sept. 1 2007
Of all yard care tasks, watering is the most misunderstood. Overwatering is probably one of the largest issues we face in the industry, says Phil Burkart ...
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Aug. 1 2007
“Do you do drip?” This is a question contractors all over the country are hearing more frequently as the demand for drip irrigation continues to grow ...
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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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