Aug. 15 2016
Working on keeping your company running efficiently is the management equivalent of daily exercise. You know you ought to devote an hour to it every day, but it’s hard to carve out the time to ...
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Nov. 16 2015
When Deborah Hamlin accepted the position of executive director of the Irrigation Association (IA) in 2006, little did she realize the challenges that lay ahead. But the association soon found out that ...
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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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July 15 2015
It’s been said that the ability to use and create tools is what sets the human species apart more so than anything else. Still, progress has been relatively slow. We didn’t advance from the ...
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May 15 2015
In today's environment, the pressure to be competitive is enormous. Without implementing time management systems and using the tools and technology that are available, it is a foregone conclusion that ...
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May 15 2015
"There just aren’t enough hours in the day for everything I have to do!” Haven’t we all said that at one time or another? If you’re involved in the green industry in any sort of ...
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April 15 2015
One of the retired attractions at Disneyland was the “Carousel of Progress.” You’d sit in a theatre and watch an animatronic family as they described how technology was improving their ...
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Jan. 15 2015
Imagine a natural resource, one that is so precious that people—or, for that matter, any living thing—literally can’t live without it. One that is so coveted that, at times, wars have ...
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Aug. 15 2014
Few segments of the green industry have changed as much in just a handful of years as has low-voltage landscape lighting. New technology, such as digital controls and better LEDs has added a great deal ...
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May 16 2014
A friend and I went to a restaurant the other day. After we were seated, the waiter came to our table, handed us menus and said he would be right back with bread, butter, and water. He returned shortly ...
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March 14 2014
If you were to travel to Europe and visit the old cities, you would find many fountains scattered throughout the towns that are hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. Even then, the sight and sound ...
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Dec. 13 2012
Once upon a time, there was little need for smart irrigation. Water was plentiful, falling from the sky at regular intervals. Oh, there might be a dry spell once in awhile, but soon enough, the rain ...
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May 1 1999
Some landscape contractors call it the necessary evil. Others say it’s a profit-eating, tedious task that only serves one purpose: good public relations. But there’s a growing army of landscape ...
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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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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 21 2008
As a landscape maintenance contractor, you will spend thousands of dollars on these machines over the course of your business. For much of the year, your lawn mowers will be operated on a ...
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Oct. 16 2012
Todd Bloom grew up in a small town in the Pennsylvania Dutch community in Philadelphia. He was instilled with a wonderful set of values that he feels has carried him through to this day. He, like ...
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