Dec. 15 2016
In an article about weight training I recently read, the writer made the startling observation that when it comes to building muscle mass, slower is better. Doing a whole bunch of reps with a barbell really ...
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Feb. 19 2015
When was the last time you had a good physical? A really thorough, front-to-back, inside-and-outside check of all your systems, to see if everything’s working right, or if something needs repairing ...
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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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April 1 2007
SOME PEOPLE CLIMB THE LADDER of success by moving from one firm to another, each move taking them a little higher up the corporate ladder. Others are one-company people, hitching their star to the success ...
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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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April 21 2008
The continued emphasis on water control and conservation is contributing to the downsizing of irrigation emission devices, like drip or microspray irrigation, which provide pinpoint applications at very ...
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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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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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Aug. 14 2009
AS A HORTICULTURALIST AND AN IRRIGATION CONTRACTOR, I WITNESS FIRSTHAND THE STAGGERING AMOUNT OF WATER wasted every day in an effort to maintain a beautiful landscape ...
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Aug. 18 2011
On-line, single outlet, point-source emitters, (once available in only a few non-pressure compensating types) are now produced by many manufacturers, and are available in a wide variety of designs and ...
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