Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
When you’ve been a contractor
long enough, it may seem like
you’ve seen it all. However,
sometimes just when you start
to feel this way is when you
find yourself presented with a
truly challenging project.
Take a look at a sampling of
headlines from around
the nation: “Tennessee
Town Runs out of Water,”
“Atlanta Drought: Three
Months of Water Left,” “Are We
Running out of Water?” “Las Vegas
Headed for Dry Future.”
WILDFIRE! The very word sends terror through the hearts of homeowners,
particularly those who live in “fire country.” Homes turned to ashes,
miles of blackened earth...stunned families huddled together, trying to
make sense of the tragedy. Even more tragic is the fact
that some of these losses might well have been prevented with the right
kind of landscape design, irrigation and maintenance.
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.
As Stephen Smith
assumes the presidency
of the Irrigation Association,
he realizes the challenges
the irrigation industry currently
faces. Pressure to
reduce water consumption is
building and landscape sustainability
is the new buzzword.
But Smith assumes
this position with a background
of invaluable experience
and a wealth of
knowledge of the irrigation
WATER CONSERVATION INITIATIVES HAVE SKYROCKETED over the past few years forcing many cities into mandatory water restrictions. Some mandate an overall usage reduction while others restrict days and time of acceptable watering periods.
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?
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.
Ever wonder why “the other man’s grass is always greener”? Maybe it’s
his landscape contractor planted the right seed for the landscape’s
the right grass seed can make the difference between a lawn that thrives
one that needs constant attention—or worse, complete replacement when
the plush lawn you thought you had planted turns brown and dies.