WANTED: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers


For decades, Billy Goodnick has been showing people how to create sustainable landscapes – and how to ditch their lawns. But don't think of me as a "bad guy," he says.... more

 
 

Drip Irrigation


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
So where does that leave landscape and irrigation contractors? As more water agencies push for less watering on landscapes, and customers start complaining about their increased water bills, they will demand that lower amounts of water be delivered with greater efficiency.   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

Low Volume, Low Precipitation


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
“Water, water everywhere,” begins the old poem. Sure, there’s still plenty of water on this planet. However, if the experts are right, we’re going to have a lot less of it in the coming years. Climate change, politics, pollution; all of this affects how much water we’ll either have, or be able to get access to, in the future.   More
 
Friday, March 14, 2014

Permeable Pavers... An Eco-Green Solution


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Water conservation is vital to the concept of sustainability. We want to avoid transporting water from long distances, and we want to hang on to the water we already have as much as possible. Of course, one of the ways water is lost is through runoff..   More
 
Friday, February 14, 2014

The Tale of One City


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Sun Valley, a community in the San Fernando Valley, is one of the many suburbs in the city of Los Angeles. Like the rest of Southern California, it lies in a semi-arid climate zone, where the average rainfall is only about 12 inches a year. Water has always been an issue in this region.   More
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 Susan Maddocks

Create Great Looks With Pavers


Landscape
Abraham Lincoln understood the importance of preparation. One of his more famous quotes says: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Paver installation is no different; you must have the knowledge and correct preparation for a successful, profitable outcome.   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A New Level of Irrigation Efficiency


Miscellaneous
Heres a scenario: You’ve created a cutting-edge landscape concept for an upcoming project. You know the plant material that you’ve selected will require supplemental watering to get it through the establishment period and the harsh weather days beyond.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007 LORNE HAVERUK

Fertigation: Tap into the Benefits


Fertilizer
Simply put, fertigation is the combination of fertilization with irrigation. It uses the irrigation system to deliver a slow, steady supply of nutrients to the entire landscape.    More
 
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Controllers: The Brain of an Irrigation System


Controllers
Of all yard care tasks, watering is the most misunderstood. Overwatering is probably one of the largest issues we face in the industry, says Phil Burkart...    More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Harvesting Rainwater


Irrigation
Due to escalating water prices and the drought sweeping areas of the Southeast, Sun Belt states and the West, people are tuning into water-wise practices with more interest than ever before. Water issues can carry a variety of collateral damage. When water gets tight, the green industry is often one of the first to suffer restrictions that hurt business.    More
 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

Rainwater Reuse for Water Sustainability


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
If you drive any type of gas-powered vehicle, you are very much aware that the cost to fill up your tank has skyrocketed. But have you checked your water bill lately? Droughts and population growth have resulted in more people having to rely on less water, making it an increasingly scarce commodity.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

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