WANTED: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers


For decades, Billy Goodnick has been showing people how to create sustainable landscapes – and how to ditch their lawns. But don't think of me as a "bad guy," he says.... more

 
 

Masterminds of the Irrigation System


Controllers
As a landscape pro installing irrigation, you look at water in a different way. Your early morning commute on a warm weather morning might take you past a block of homes where every sprinkler is going full blast. You wince, and two thoughts come to mind. First, those homeowners are wasting water and money.   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting Your Irrigation System Ready for Spring


Irrigation
Reactivation, inspection, tuneup, evaluation, system turn-on—no matter what terminology is used, irrigation systems are routinely evaluated for proper operation and condition.   More
 
Monday, January 16, 2012

Understanding Backflow


Backflow
In May Of 2000, residents living around the subdivision in Pineville, North Carolina, known as Walden Pointe discovered that their drinking water had become contaminated with raw sewage. The contamination reached around 60 homes and more than 100 Walden Pointe residents fell ill. The affected citizens sued their municipality and received a $1.2 million settlement to cover their damages and medical expenses.   More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012

Irrigation Connection


Irrigation
The EPA’s WaterSense program announced today that irrigation controllers will soon be the first outdoor product eligible to earn the WaterSense label.   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

Think Like an Irrigation Consultant


Irrigation
Irrigation is a proven revenue stream—no pun intended—for those in the landscape business. However, irrigation isn’t as simple as locating the water supply, tearing up the turf, laying pipes, attaching rotor heads, and accepting a hefty check as you ride off in your pickup into the summer sunset. To be an effective irrigation installer who provides an essential service—a service where one job leads to another and a reputation is made as well as money—you need to think like an irrigation consultant    More
 
Friday, June 15, 2012 Jeff Gottesfeld

Add Irrigation Services to your Menu


Irrigation
Creating NEW SOURCES OF revenue from a preexisting business is nothing new. For large corporations, it’s a way of life. However, it doesn’t have to be the exclusive domain of big business. There’s and untapped source of revenue you may be ignoring-found in the very dirt under your feet.   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

Choosing Your Supply Store


Business Articles
In everything in life, there are amateurs, and there are professionals. Take golf, for instance. It’s a game that a lot of us in the green industry play (and often misplay!). Any amateur golfer can get himself outfitted at a sporting goods store. However, no serious golfer, let alone a PGA professional, would buy gear at a chain sporting goods store.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Costing Out an Irrigation System


Irrigation
Gone are the days when there was so much work out there that if you didn’t get one job, you got another. Also gone are the times when you made an appointment for a potential project, came in looking like you just finished digging some trenches, checked out the project and took out your business card to write on the back: install new irrigation system— $1,900. In today’s competitive environment, it’s unlikely that you’re the only company whom the customer is calling.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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