Water Wise . . . Sustainable Landscapes


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
The ‘Green Movement’ is not a fad, it’s here to stay! As we are challenged by climate change and decreasing availability of water due to population growth, we have to be more creative.   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 SHIRLEY KOST

Grow Your Sales with Sprinkler Retrofits


Business Articles
Spring is here and the season is beginning. What are you doing to jump-start your business? Are you thinking to yourself, “What can I do to generate more revenue?    More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

WAYNE RHATIGAN


Close-Up Profiles
Is this Wayne Rhatigan?” the voice said. “Please hold for President Obama.” Irrigation contractor Wayne Rhatigan, 46, was tracing the lines on a newly installed system when his cell phone rang.    More
 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

When Gray Equals Green


Miscellaneous
PICTURE YOURSELF IN A UTOPIAN WORLD. Lush, cool, sparkling water everywhere. Always clear, always clean, always cared for. But most of all—always available and forever flowing. Now, back to reality...    More
 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Take Control with Smart Controllers


Controllers
When they first came on the market, conventional landscape irrigation controllers were a marvelous innovation. Automated watering meant you could set the controller and plants would have plenty of water when they needed it ...and even when they didn't. Enter the Smart Controller.    More
 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Retrofitting Your Business


Landscape Maintenance
New. That one little word creates a sense of excitement like none other. When you're asked, "What's new?" the last thing you want to say is "Nothing." People are naturally drawn to the newest hi-tech gadgets, new store openings and new restaurant menus. Why should your company by any different?    More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

LEEDing the Way Into the Future


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Environmental awareness may feel like a new concept, but the green seeds were actually planted more than forty years ago. Responding to what he perceived to be widespread environmental degradation, the then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson ...    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Become a Waterwise Landscape Expert


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
When Diane Downey first moved to California from her home in England, she was thrilled by the many ways in which she could indulge her passion for gardening. “I was amazed by all the beautiful plants I could grow,” says Downey. “I was like a kid in a candy store.”    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Office Park Facelift Goes Green


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THAT IN the past, landscape design and maintenance have been more about appearance than anything else. Today, however, landscape businesses have to offer their clients a great deal more than just a pretty yard. With water shortages and rationing already in force in many parts of the country, people are seeking ways to conserve yet maximize water use.    More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Purple . . . The New Gold


Pipe & Fittings
In the medieval Europe, blue and purple dyes were rare and expensive, so only the most wealthy or the aristocracy could afford to wear them. And though wearing purple today doesn't indicate wealth, to irrigation contractors it can still mean gold. Especially if they live in areas where the population has access to non-potable water.   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

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