Pumping Stations


Irrigation
When we think of a pump station, we’re usually thinking of water purveyors who are pumping water so your home can have potable water for drinking, showering, etc. Golf enthusiasts might see pumping stations as a way to pump water from one pond to another.    More
 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 KATIE NAVARRO

Winterizing Irrigation Systems


Miscellaneous
Tis the season for cold, cold weather. Frozen ponds, layer upon layer of snow on the ground, the mechanical blare of Vplows and straight blades and salt spreaders plodding the white from Winter Wonderland—this is what the season is made of.   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

Make the Most Out of Winter Downtime


Landscape Maintenance
THE OFF-SEASON FOR IRRIGATION and landscape contracting businesses is often a time for organization, inventory, accounts receivables, budgets and projections. However, once these important tasks are completed, seasonal landscape companies often struggle with finding winter activities that would be the most productive and profitable for them and their fulltime employees.    More
 
Thursday, February 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

The Smart Way to Save Water


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.    More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2007

The Beauty of Central Control


Controllers
Imagine that you’re going to visit an aging relative who lives in a lushly landscaped retirement community. But wouldn’t you know it, you’ve managed to hit the day of the big lawn bowling tournament. You watch Aunt Emmie step up with her ball, get ready to make the winning throw, and then—the sprinklers come on.   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 REBECCA PETERSON

Low-Volume Irrigation Comes Into Its Own


Irrigation
It’s happening all over the country. Watering restrictions are showing up everywhere—not only in arid climates but also in places where, only a short time ago, water was considered a low-cost, free-flowing commodity.    More
 
Friday, June 13, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Smart Irrigation


Miscellaneous
BESIDES INDEPENDENCE DAY, there’s another reason for contractors to celebrate July: Smart Irrigation Month. As July is one of the peak months for landscape water usage, it’s a good time to look closely at smart irrigation practices, water-saving irrigation products and water efficiency in general.    More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

STEVE CHRISTIE


Close-Up Profiles
If ever there was an individual who, not knowing where his career path would end up, prepared himself along the way, it would have to be Steve Christie. I’m sure it wasn’t planned that way, but Christie gained a vast knowledge of the irrigation industry and a world of experience that eventually led him to where he is now, the owner of a five-store chain of irrigation supply stores in Indiana called Automatic Irrigation. It might have been luck, or perhaps Providence that laid out the path for Christie to follow.    More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

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