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

Controllers Past... Present... Future


Controllers
There was a time—and it’s actually not that long ago—when irrigation systems were turned on and off by hand. For those who have come into the business since then, it might be as difficult to imagine as silent movies, telegrams and computers the size of a gymnasium. But in the age of smart phones, 3-D movies, and tablet computers millions of times more powerful than those gym-sized monsters, irrigation controllers have made similar leaps.   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Jim Shilander

Low Flow can Pump up the Volume of your Business


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
Drip irrigation is no longer the new kid on the block. In a region of the world where rainfall is the subject of prayer and water more precious than crude oil, Israel became known for agricultural miracles, as drip irrigation let the desert bloom. In the early days of that nation, targeted drip irrigation was a way for farmers to dole out just enough water to the plants and crops that needed it.   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Green Water Recapture Systems


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Today’s irrigation customer is more environmentally savvy than the customer of 20 or 30 years ago. The burgeoning emphasis in our industry on sustainability has stuffed a whole mess of new concerns into the mind of the consumer. Can we include a green roof? What do you think about permeable pavers? Can we design green spaces to soak up excess stormwater?   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012

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