Irrigation & Green Industry - Drainage http://www.igin.com/articles.sec-60-1-drainage.html <![CDATA[Drainage Can Make Dollars Flow - ]]> Once upon a time, landscape professionals just took care of landscapes. Issues with water were left to others. Then, as time went on, we expanded our range of services to include hardscapes, outdoor lighting, pond construction and installation, and most of all, irrigation. After all, without the targeted application of water to grass and plant life, nothing is going to grow.]]> <![CDATA[Drainage is Good Business - ]]> Like love and marriage, irrigation and drainage go together like a horse and carriage. When it comes to a healthy landscape, like a healthy marriage, you can’t have one without the other. The irrigation system provides the water for the landscape to survive; the drainage system transports excess water from the surface and channels it away from the turf so the plants don’t drown.]]> <![CDATA[Drainage: An Important Market Niche - ]]> Drainage does not have the pizzazz that other aspects of landscaping have. Even irrigation, which certainly isn’t glamorous, has more going for it than drainage. ]]> <![CDATA[Drainage: Don't let potential profits go down the drain - ]]> Hear that giant sucking sound? It's money swirling down a black hole called missed opportunity, never to be seen again. The opportunity, which is often overlooked and an otherwise unconsidered profit center, is found on the other side of the landscape drainage system installation.]]> <![CDATA[Design with Drainage - ]]> We’re all aware of how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. One year certain parts of the country will receive an abundance of rain and snow, while other parts of the country receive very little. ]]> <![CDATA[Drain That Water Away - …and Keep the Profits]]> "Drainage in itself is a very unsexy thing to sell--its messy work, not very visible, and people don't want to talk about it, so this is what you have to overcome, says Julian Durant, director of the soils group for the Hendrikus Group, Issaquah, Washington. "You have to show the tremendous implications drainage has for the landscape. That's the key to selling it to customers. You have to stress the consequences of poor drainage." ]]>