When growing up,
some people just
know what they want to do
with their lives. Many don’t
really know, but find “it”
later in their careers. Still
others never seem to find
their place in the sun.
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.
Chic Kelty will be the first to admit that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would do some things differently. On the other hand, maybe it was because of these life experiences that Kelty is where he is today.
Erosion Control / Hydroseeding
The concept is simple. Start with the right amount of quality ingredients, including seed, mulch, fertilizer, and water. Add a tackifier to make sure things stick. Mix together to create your hydroseeding slurry, then spray.
IF YOU'RE FRUSTRATED IN YOUR efforts to elicit the best from each of your subordinates, chances are it's not that they can't be motivated, but that the wrong methods are being used to motivate them.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"? Here is a scenario to think about: two weeks ago, one of your crew members came to work and realized that his car was running on fumes...
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.
This is a huge amount of water devoted to a use that isn'considered a necessity in all circles. To make matters worse, experts estimate that as much as half of the water used for landscape irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, runoff, over-watering, and poorly designed systems.
In a business like landscaping where people come from all walks of life, Tony Bass is a breath of fresh air. Many of us meander into this business— some are born into it, but with Bass it was planned.
YOUR SUCCESSFUL COMPANY IS MORE than just your most valuable capital asset -- it represents the realization of your dream. During the start-up and growth stages, enhancing your firm's productivity was your primary goal.