As a contractor, you have some idea of what your costumers want, or of what's popular in your neck of the woods. Ther are other ways to get a picture of some of the broader green industry trends that are emerging around the country.
Friday, May 16, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
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.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
One only needs to take a casual look around to see that the green industry is ‘going green’ in a big way. More landscape companies are adopting sustainable practices, such as using organic compost instead of chemical fertilizers, and eliminating the use of pesticides.
Monday, October 14, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
“LIGHTS . . . CAMERA . . . ACTION!” yells the hollywood director. The studio lights are switched on to illuminate the set; the sound system is turned on and the cameras roll. on a movie set, numerous types of lights are placed in position to create a realistic-looking environment.
As you lie in your
lounge chair and listen to the gurgling of a small stream and the
chirping of some nearby birds, the sun's rays are luring you into a nap.
The light touch of one of the plants near the water's edge tickles your
leg and you're awakened out of your
lazy daydreaming. You get up to look at the water and are greeted by
several colorful koi fish that dart playfully around beneath you.