July 15 2015
Growing populations have drained down aquifers across the continent. Dated stormwater management systems are in desperate need of an overhaul as heavy rains, often contaminated by raw sewage, flow directly ...
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Nov. 15 2013
Have you noticed how expensive fuel costs are these days? Of course you have. No matter where you live in the country, the price for the lowest octane unleaded gasoline is well over $3.00 per gallon; for ...
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Feb. 15 2013
It’s no secret that smart controllers are the future of irrigation. Increasingly, that future is now. Smart water, smart irrigation—whatever it’s being called at the moment—is being ...
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Feb. 1 2008
Spring is here, at least in some parts of the country. Soon little green things will be sprouting up all over. As usual, the sprouts will include not only the plants we want but some of the others, too ...
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April 1 2008
When Tom Penning graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, he and three buddies took a long “spring break” and went to Florida for some vacation time. Since he had no idea of what career path ...
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Dec. 1 2006
Trucks are an integral part of the green industry. They transport the workers, haul the equipment, and tow the trailers that are absolutely essential to get every job done. Trucks are an integral ...
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March 1 2008
Due to escalating water prices and the drought sweeping areas of the Southeast, Sun Belt states and the West, people are tuning into water-wise practices with more interest than ever before. Water issues ...
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July 15 2008
BESIDES INDEPENDENCE DAY, there’s another reason for contractors to celebrate July: Smart Irrigation Month. As July is one of the peak months for landscape water usage, it’s a good time to ...
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Sept. 1 2008
As energy costs go up, so does our concern over how to conserve. Among these concerns is our water supply. It seems like more and more municipalities are placing restrictions on the amount of water we ...
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March 18 2009
It's no mass government conspiracy that the availability of fresh water is decreasing every day, while populations continue to rise along with the demand for water. It's not as if there are more freshwater ...
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July 18 2009
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER time to develop your water conservation IQ. The word is out: water is recognized as a limited resource everywhere—even in areas not yet hit hard by shortages ...
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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? ...
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May 19 2010
The meaning of the saying “time is money” has never been better illustrated than by those in the landscape industry. The more green you mow in a day, the more green you’ll put in your ...
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July 13 2010
When Diane Downey first moved to California from her home in England, she was thrilled by the many ways in which she could indulge her passion for gardening. “I was amazed by all the beautiful plants ...
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