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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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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Sept. 1 2006
It’s easy to take a well-designed landscape for granted. When we’re looking at a landscape, we shouldn’t be focusing on the placement of the sprinkler heads or the presence of a backflow ...
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June 1 2006
In life, big problems generally require big changes and change isn’t something our species tends to embrace easily. In life, big problems generally require big changes and change isn’t ...
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Feb. 1 2006
Ok. Stay calm. Let’s see how we’re going to handle this. A number of questions enter my mind as I think to myself, who are these people? How did they find me? ...
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Jan. 1 2006
This winter, as you sit inside in your toasty living room in front of the fire, your mind may be far from the irrigation systems you’re responsible for ...
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Dec. 1 2005
Our nation’s landscapes are growing smarter and greener using less water. For years, water efficiency has played a key role in landscape design in the desert southwest and other dry climates of the ...
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Sept. 1 2005
Water conservation should be profitable for you and your customers. I could, and maybe should, end the article with just this statement. Yes, it seems obvious enough, but implementing such a philosophy ...
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July 1 2005
It begins with a bang, and that’s not a good thing. Where it ends could be with damaged pipes, a leaking irrigation system, countless headaches, and thousands of dollars worth of preventable repairs
March 1 2005
No matter where you live, water conservation is a hot issue. Increased population and land development have put pressure on the water supply even in places where fresh water seems abundant. ...
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Feb. 1 2005
When you were a kid, your mother probably told you to leave things the way you found them. You probably ignored her. But in the world of the landscape contractor, you couldn’t find better advice
Jan. 1 2005
Creating new sources of revenue from a preexisting business is nothing new. For large corporations, it’s a way of life. However, it doesn’t have to be the exclusive domain of big business ...
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Dec. 1 2004
For some in the landscape maintenance business, the concept of conducting a water audit is just taking hold, but it’s something professional irrigators and users of irrigation systems have been doing ...
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July 1 2004
Have you ever noticed that water, when applied to some areas, is not readily absorbed, but beads up on the surface and rolls off? ...
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March 1 2004
To set the stage, let?s agree on what we are talking about when we say electrical troubleshooting. For the purpose of this article, I am talking about troubleshooting basic controller operation, field ...
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Feb. 1 2004
A crucial life and economic resource is becoming increasingly endangered, yet just about everyone takes it for granted. That precious resource is water ...
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Sept. 1 2003
Set any irrigation schedule you like on a controller, but if the controller doesn’t change with the environment, it’s nothing but a dumb timer ...
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March 1 2003
Between 1832 and 1858, Abraham Lincoln was defeated or rejected for eight public offices, both at the state and the federal levels. Also during that time, he had a nervous breakdown and saw the death of ...
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