The continued emphasis on water control and conservation is contributing to the downsizing of irrigation emission devices, like drip or microspray irrigation, which provide pinpoint applications at very low rates.
WILDFIRE! The very word sends terror through the hearts of homeowners,
particularly those who live in “fire country.” Homes turned to ashes,
miles of blackened earth...stunned families huddled together, trying to
make sense of the tragedy. Even more tragic is the fact
that some of these losses might well have been prevented with the right
kind of landscape design, irrigation and maintenance.
When Crystal Alington came into this world, times were tough. Her
father worked on a dairy farm in Erie, Pennsylvania, and to augment his
income, he also worked in a nursery and as a truck driver nights and
weekends. Some days he would work in a sawmill; other days, he would mow
fields for the nursery. In the winter, he would plow snow. He did
anything that could bring in a little extra money so he could put food
on the table.
Do you remember when you purchased your first piece of power equipment?
Maybe you were still a teenager, and you bought a walk-behind mower
that you stored in your dad’s garage. Maybe it was the first riding
mower you bought when you decided to go into business for yourself,
after putting in a few years working for another company. Whatever it
was, the decision was probably not a difficult one. You knew what you
needed and you knew exactly how much money you had to spend.
As golf’s popularity explodes, thanks in no small part to “superstar” players like Tiger Woods, more and more golfers are realizing that they’d love the convenience and luxury of practicing at their own home.
You'd be surprised. An increasing number of landscape companies are turning to computers and specialized software programs to streamline their accounting practices, their design practices, or even their maintenance practices. And an increasing number of software companies are out to meet that demand.
One of the hallmarks of a quality landscape
installation is that it looks fabulous when you first put it in and
only gets better with time. The neat and tidy beds of a brand new
landscape almost always look great, even when plants are relatively
undersized. Then, as plants start growing to their optimal size, the
view just keeps getting better. With a great installation, the
landscape continues to look picture-postcard beautiful for years.
It’s a time of year when people see smiles everywhere they go, when everyone makes an effort to be friendlier. The holiday spirit gives us warm, fuzzy feelings inside, like a hug from grandma, or receiving a child’s handmade gift.