Uncontrolled runoff in landscape irrigation systems has
presented a problem for our industry for many years. Low head drainage
is not only common throughout residential and commercial landscapes, it
In a large swath of the country, the coming of fall and winter means
that annual chores need to get done before the weather turns bitter.
Storm windows are put up, snow tires are put on, outdoor furniture is
covered or put away.
Ask ten people on the street what fertigation is and you’ll probably get a couple of blank stares, and a few different guesses. Simply put, fertigation is the ability to use an irrigation system to deliver nutrients and supplements to a landscape effectively and efficiently.
AS A LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR, you know how to feed, water, trim and otherwise nurture the turf, shrubs and flowers on your clients’ properties. But when it comes to those big, tall, woody things in the middle of your clients’ turf areas, your confidence may wane.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
One of the most popular misconceptions homeowners have today about pond ownership is that it’s too high maintenance. They’ve heard myths and horror stories about algae taking over, fish dying, mosquito infestation, smelly water, and more.
what's in the fertilizer bag or bottle is the key to being successful
in the landscape maintenance business
today. Getting no plant response from a fertilizer application is an
expensive problem. To the uninformed user fertilizer is fertilizer is
fertilizer. However, nothing could be farther
from the truth. Unfortunately, the fertilizer manufacturing industry
has helped to create some of this confusion by introducing a dizzying
array of product formulations. If we focus
on the fertilizers normally used in landscape maintenance we can,
however, make some sense of it all.
From Wisconsin to Texas, from California to Maine, as the warmer weather moves in, most states become more watchful for toxic algae, a blue-green variety that is potentially harmful.
In Little Shop of Horrors, a down-on-his-luck shopkeeper’s assistant named Seymour discovers a rare plant
species that brings him fame and fortune. The plant is christened Twoey (short for Audrey II), after Seymour’s
secret love, Audrey. But Twoey is no ordinary plant. He is, in fact, an alien that lives off of human
blood. “Feed me, Seymour, feed me!” he cries. And Seymour has no choice but to open up his veins in reply.