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
Sept. 1 2005
Remember the advertising campaign for a brand of cigarettes aimed at women? “You’ve come a long way baby,” was their slogan. To borrow that catch phrase, the same can be said about the
Aug. 1 2005
During the Cold War, the great fear was that some mad tyrant had a finger on the “button” that could destroy the world. Today, a finger on the button can mean all sorts of things. For the landscape
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
June 1 2005
Imagine you’re on vacation… when you receive a phone call. In the two weeks that you’ve been gone, a heat wave has enveloped your home town; it hasn’t rained in weeks
June 1 2005
At the new Wynn Las Vegas resort, the decision was made early on to use synthetic turf in areas where there would be high traffic. Yet the use of that synthetic turf did not eliminate the need for an irrigation
June 1 2005
Water is essential to life itself. You can live without food for up to thirty days, but without water, you would be lucky to last more than ten days. It is not a matter of whether we are going to conserve
May 1 2005
In a California suburb, a man sprayed his lawn with a commercial weed killer that contained an arsenic compound
April 4 2005
With water in short supply, and high demand nearly everywhere throughout the world today, water is looked upon as more valuable than oil; without it hard choices will have to be made
March 1 2005
In the world of landscape maintenance, the contractor rarely gets an epiphany. But that’s what happened to Anthony Reynoso the first time he used a new brand of flexible pipe
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.
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
Feb. 1 2005
Glen Graye knows a thing or two about lawn irrigation. He should. Growing up as part of the Melnor family, known for its portable lawn sprinklers
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
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
Aug. 1 2004
Drought conditions... Water restrictions... On-going scrutiny over irrigation practices... All have made landscape irrigation professionals’ jobs more challenging and demanding
July 1 2004
Versatile, reliable, flexible, these are just a few adjectives that could pertain to battery-powered controllers
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?
June 1 2004
No two snowflakes are alike, everybody has their own unique fingerprint, and no set head spacing fits all lawns
June 1 2004
Economic efficiency, conserving energy, and protecting the environment have led to a growing trend in this country toward recycling. New beverage containers are made from old, discarded ones. New computer