Case Study: HosEnclose


Irrigation
It’s been nearly three years in the making, but for Steve Tibbs, he wanted everything just right. “We built a new wing onto our home,” says Tibbs. “We completely redid the home, changing roof pitches, sandblasting the house. So it was very important that the yard continue to support this look and feel.”    More
 
Saturday, July 1, 2006

Let It Snow


Snow & Ice
For the typical nine- or ten-month seasonal landscape contractor, the first snowfall is just another symbol of the end of the year.    More
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Two-Wire Makes Irrigation Too Easy


Controllers
A recent newsletter reported that the price of copper is so high that people are actually stealing it. Because copper prices have increased almost 160 percent since 2005, copper has been stolen from utility poles, plaques, and irrigation systems, and then sold for profit    More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Irrigation: Generate More Revenue


Miscellaneous
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.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007

Case Study: The JobClock System


Business Articles
PAYROLL. AS A BUSINESS OWNER, IT'S your single biggest expense. More than gas, more than materials, more even than equipment, your heftiest expenditure is labor. Beyond that, it also eats up a great deal of time, and requires an enormous amount of paperwork.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Don't Let the Irrigation Business Scare You


Miscellaneous
If you’ve never worked on irrigation before, upon close inspection an irrigation system might appear to be a jumble of wires running here, there and everywhere, valves that work in a way you don’t understand, and pipe running underground.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Is Two-Wire Too Good to be True?


Controllers
In most cases, utilizing a new or different product isnt about simply going out and buying it. That would be easy. The real challenge lies in learning what it is, what it does, how it works, and then training your crews to operate it proficiently.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Case Study: Wire and Valve Locator


Miscellaneous
IN 1983, WHEN THE IRRIGATION industry was still very young, Dave Kredit went to work with his father at Kredit Lawn Sprinkler and Outdoor Lighting in Phoenix, Arizona.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 JULIE CLINE

Trenchers: Digging Done Right


Landscape
As with most equipment purchases, choosing the right trencher is more about your business than it is about the equipment itself. How many inches a machine trenches per hour is one measure of productivity, but that's only part of the story.    More
 
Friday, June 1, 2007

PC-Based Controllers Add a New Layer of Efficiency


Controllers
During his tenure as a landscape manager in California's Marin and Sonoma counties, Tom Campbell noticed something alarming. The tremendous overuse of water in landscaping made him jump into action and start a new company dedicated to eliminating water in irrigation.    More
 
Friday, June 1, 2007 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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