The continued emphasis on water control and conservation is contributing to the downsizing of irrigation emission devices, like drip or microspray irrigation, which provide pinpoint applications at very low rates.
Once upon a time, landscape professionals just took care of landscapes. Issues with water were left to others. Then, as time went on, we expanded our range of services to include hardscapes, outdoor lighting, pond construction and installation, and most of all, irrigation. After all, without the targeted application of water to grass and plant life, nothing is going to grow.
Being in the construction
the early ’90s, I have
learned that equipment
and “stuff” doesn’t necessarily
work the way it’s
supposed to. Being in the
water garden or pond
business since the turn of
the century, this century
of course, that ideology
FOR MOST OF THE U.S. POND BUILDING INDUSTRY, THERE ARE FOUR SEASONS. WE ARE currently in the middle of the winter season here in Georgia. This is the time when we get our equipment and supply inventory ready
for spring start-ups, the official launch of the New Year’s business
for the majority of pond professionals across this great country.
With the holidays just winding down, now is the time to get your ducks in a row for the spring start-up season. Don’t put it off; the more you plan and do now, the more successful your season will be. Luck tends to frequent those who do their homework..
In my last article (January, 2012), I discussed the importance of draining, rinsing, and cleaning of a pond in the spring as one of the most effective ways to start the pond year. I still believe this is very true. There are many people who do nothing else for the rest of the year, and that spring cleaning is the only thing that allows their pond to function properly rather than be a nightmare.