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

 
 

Irrigation: Get the Low-Down on Low-Volume


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.    More
 
Monday, April 2, 2007 REBECCA PETERSON

What if...Our Water Runs Out


Irrigation
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.”    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

FIRE!

Firewise Landscaping


Landscape
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.   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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

STEPHEN SMITH


Close-Up Profiles
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 industry.   More
 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Is Your Irrigation System Water Savvy?


Miscellaneous
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.    More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009 VANESSA WEST

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

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

The Right Seed for the Right Need


Landscape
Ever wonder why “the other man’s grass is always greener”? Maybe it’s because his landscape contractor planted the right seed for the landscape’s need. Choosing the right grass seed can make the difference between a lawn that thrives and one that needs constant attention—or worse, complete replacement when the plush lawn you thought you had planted turns brown and dies.   More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

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