Make Irrigation Installations Easier


Irrigation
You gotta love technology—cell phones, digital video recorders, tablet devices… how did we ever live without them? Seems like some new gizmo rolls out every day. It’s tough to keep up with it all. Irrigation contractors haven’t been left out of this revolution.   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

When Pipes Need Repairs


Pipe & Fittings
Often two, three, or more pipes will be crowded together in a narrow trench. Wiring to the controller may share that limited space as well. Or the PVC pipe is “snaked” and twisted in the trench in such a way that the “top” pipe may actually be in the middle, side-by-side, or even on the bottom, just a few feet down the line.   More
 
Monday, December 16, 2013

Simple Fix for That Problem Watering Zone


Miscellaneous
Its green now, but the far area of my backyard used to be brown, spotted and ugly. This was because my expanded landscape had too many sprinklers, and the only pipe to the area turned out to be too small to supply the needed water.    More
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 J. HURST

Irrigation Pipe Repair


Pipe & Fittings
YOU’VE JUST COMPLETED A PROJECT that included weeks of planting. As you close the last door on the work trailer you notice water bubbling out of the ground and running along the curb. A moment of panic sets in. What do you do now?   More
 
Friday, February 1, 2008 KATIE NAVARRO

Filtering Through Pond Filtration


Waterscapes
No homeowner wants to look out their window and see green or tea-colored water in their backyard pond. This is why creating a healthy, low-maintenance ecosystem is so important to any contractor who installs water features.    More
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008 JENNIFER YURI

THE BOUSQUETS


Close-Up Profiles
During the hot summer afternoons when the rest of his peers were lazing in swimming pools and catching campy action flicks at the local movie theatre, Bryce Bousquet spent his teenage years stocking shelves at his dad’s company warehouse.    More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

Balancing System Hydraulics: Pressure for Performance


Irrigation
Perhaps the most overlooked problem with landscape irrigation system performance is pressure. A healthy balance of pressure is good for the performance and longevity of your irrigation system, and thus the aesthetics of your landscape. Keeping some fundamental hydraulics in mind, minimizing the impacts of too much or too little pressure in an irrigation system is simple, quick and effective.    More
 
Monday, September 22, 2008

Irrigation Piping Materials: Past & Present


Irrigation
The conclusion of World War II marked the introduction of new technologies to private industry that were developed for the war effort. One that would certainly revolutionize the residential/commercial marker of the irrigation industry was thermoplastic pipe.    More
 
Monday, September 22, 2008

Irrigation Pipe Repair

...Finding...Repairing...Replacing


Pipe & Fittings
The voicemails you hear when you arrive at your office in the morning may vary, but the message is the same.... “Hi. There’s a big wet spot in the middle of my lawn this morning that wasn’t there yesterday. Can you come take a look at it?” “Hello. There’s water bubbling out of my sprinkler system, where it shouldn’t be bubbling...   More
 
Friday, August 17, 2012

Winterize Your Irrigation Systems

Offer Cold Weather Opportunities All Year


Miscellaneous
About two years ago at a trade conference, I was talking with a landscape contractor who, up until that point in time, only specialized in design/build in the residential market. Either he knew something that we didn’t, at that time, or his timing was impeccable. Two years ago, he decided to begin to offer maintenance to his clients.   More
 
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

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