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July 15 2015
The continuing drought conditions in California and the water use mandate set by Governor Jerry Brown are putting the hurt on landscapes. Turf is being vilified as wasteful, and people are feeling societal ...
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April 15 2014
So where does that leave landscape and irrigation contractors? As more water agencies push for less watering on landscapes, and customers start complaining about their increased water bills, they will ...
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March 14 2014
“Water, water everywhere,” begins the old poem. Sure, there’s still plenty of water on this planet. However, if the experts are right, we’re going to have a lot less of it in ...
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March 14 2013
There’s a low, rumbling sound off in the distance. Can you hear it? That’s momentum building. It’s the sound of something caged that can hardly wait to be let out. It’s the sound ...
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April 19 2012
Drip irrigation is no longer the new kid on the block. In a region of the world where rainfall is the subject of prayer and water more precious than crude oil, Israel became known for agricultural miracles, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 2006
A growing number of property owners and municipalities are waking up to the fact that efficient landscape irrigation can play a major role in water conservation ...
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June 1 2005
At the new Wynn Las Vegas resort, the decision was made early on to use synthetic turf in areas where there would be high traffic. Yet the use of that synthetic turf did not eliminate the need for an irrigation ...
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Aug. 1 2004
Drought conditions... Water restrictions... On-going scrutiny over irrigation practices... All have made landscape irrigation professionals’ jobs more challenging and demanding ...
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June 1 2003
Are you avoiding low-flow irrigation projects like the plague? Do they seem like much more hassle than they could possibly be worth? Join the club ...
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March 1 2000
Whenever there is a constantly increasing demand for a finite resource, two things can happen; the price of the resource goes up or government intervention comes into play ...
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Sept. 1 1999
Up and down the eastern seaboard, 1999 will be remembered as the year of the drought. At least ten states were declared drought disaster areas ...
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