Nov. 15 2017
Of course, the chemical name for water is H 2 O, but the compound’s ‘O’ portion alone isn’t the only oxygen that’s present in a pond. And, just because oxygen is part of what ...
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Nov. 15 2017
It was a summer job, and he would drive around, cooling off the greens. When it was time to go back to school, he worked at the course during the Christmas holidays and on school breaks. He would also ...
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Sept. 15 2017
The entire plumbing code is engineered to make sure that water sent to an irrigation system never gets back into the potable water system, but the code can be defeated. One of the most common problems—and ...
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Aug. 15 2017
A landscape contractor working on the groundbreaking phase of a new retirement community in Van Nuys, California, had certain specific concerns about irrigation. “Runoff was a very big issue, because ...
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June 15 2017
When it comes to landscape irrigation, the future is all about efficiency. Droughts are more prevalent than ever, and the national population never stops growing. As a result, state and federal governments—as ...
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May 15 2017
There’s trouble at Ms. Wilson’s pond. Her pump is making a funny noise, the amount of water flowing out of it is reduced, or it’s just plain not working at all, and you get the call to ...
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April 15 2017
The drive for increased irrigation efficiency has been a constant of the landscape industry for generations. This seems odd given that, compared to many countries, America is a land gifted with water abundance. ...
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April 15 2017
"April showers bring May flowers," is something you’ll likely be hearing all this month. But really, the more truthful phrase would be “April showers bring stormwater runoff and pollution to ...
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March 15 2017
They typically begin with: “You won’t believe how this crazy thing was put together…” Jeff Krenner, owner of Paradise Ponds and Waterfalls, LLC, in Buford, Georgia, has one. Called ...
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March 15 2017
Getting audited by the IRS is the financial equivalent of a root canal —without an anesthetic— so people tend to think of all audits as bad things. However, the water audit that a Certified ...
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Feb. 15 2017
Depending on who you ask, wildflowers are either a blessing or a curse. For some clients, the idea of a landscape teeming with local blooms captures the image of untamed wilderness, kept ever-so-slightly ...
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Jan. 16 2017
For the purpose of this article, these “holes in the barrel” are represented by a sundry of mistakes that green industry businesses make, and the water spurting out those holes are your hard-earned ...
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Jan. 16 2017
In an increasingly stressful world, it's nice to know that some-thing as simple as the sight and sound of splashing water can bring tranquility to one's spirit. A water feature in one's front or back yard ...
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Dec. 15 2016
THE GREEN INDUSTRY GETS BLAMED for wasting water, but most of this criticism is unfair. After all, the manufacturers within our industry invented high-efficiency sprinkler heads, smart controllers, low-volume ...
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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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Dec. 15 2016
During World War II, Mary Ann Dickinson’s father served in the Army—he was an American G.I., who met a German girl, married her and brought her back to the United States. From that union came ...
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Nov. 18 2016
Water always comes from somewhere, usually the municipal supply, and although it is a renewable resource, it is finite. If the rains go away for long enough, any region can run dry, and when that starts ...
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Nov. 18 2016
who want to make a good visual impression. It can cut into their bottom line. “Obviously, you lease more and rent more apartments whenever you have green turf instead of splotchy brown turf,” ...
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Oct. 15 2016
Imagine what it’s like to be caught in the middle of such a maelstrom, like the 80,000 people who were evacuated from the path of the Blue Cut Fire this past August. For eight long days, it raged ...
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Oct. 15 2016
These days, it seems like the few parts of the country that aren’t running out of water are being overrun with it. Hurricanes and unseasonably wet weather are overwhelming the water infrastructure ...
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