After reading that title, you may be asking yourself, “What could these
three things possibly have in common?” They all have to do with big
mistakes in pond and water-feature construction.
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.
When you turn on the tap, the last thing you expect to see is worms. Yet that’s what one Michigan homeowner got when a malfunctioning lawn sprinkler coupled with a water main break sucked nematodes into his water system. there they were, alive and swimming around in the bathtub he’d just filled for his child.
Monday, October 14, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
When we think of a pump station,
we’re usually thinking of water
purveyors who are pumping water
so your home can have potable
water for drinking, showering, etc.
Golf enthusiasts might see pumping
stations as a way to pump
water from one pond to another.
It’s important to know how to take advantage of a good thing. When Scott Driscoll of Driscoll’s Landscaping, Mullica Hill, New Jersey, noticed the amount of development in the Mullica Hill area, he moved his entire business there – not to mention his entire family. “It looked like a good thing,” he says. “I wanted to follow the work.”
Servicing lawn irrigation systems can
be a very profitable item to offer your
customers. It’s easy to become overly
focused on installations as a
source of income, but servicing is a
profit center that should not be overlooked.
My colleagues always joke, "If you ask Joe what time it is, he'll tell you how to build a watch!" This quip by my buddies in the office is partly true. I’ve been working in my present job for many years and seem to have developed quite a following among our contractors. They call with all sorts of problems, with the hopes of stumping me in the process.
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.