“A ll I ever wanted to do was manufacture something that I could sell,
and to see it say, ‘Made in U.S.A.,’” said Dan Cunado, president of
Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. “I’m overwhelmed; this is a dream
Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Many landscape contractors across the country are already offering organic or chemical-free services to their clients. Maybe you’ve thought about adding a green division to your operation, but you just can’t see a good reason to make that leap; not right now, anyway.
Ask ten people on the street what fertigation is and you’ll probably get a couple of blank stares, and a few different guesses. Simply put, fertigation is the ability to use an irrigation system to deliver nutrients and supplements to a landscape effectively and efficiently.
Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
So where does that leave landscape and irrigation contractors? As more water agencies push for less watering on landscapes, and customers start complaining about their increased water bills, they will demand that lower amounts of water be delivered with greater efficiency.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
“Water, water everywhere,” begins the old poem. Sure, there’s still
plenty of water on this planet. However, if the experts are right, we’re
going to have a lot less of it in the coming years. Climate change,
politics, pollution; all of this affects how much water we’ll either
have, or be able to get access to, in the future.
If you say, "Landscape Business" to most people, they’ll immediately
picture a lawnmower, and somebody pushing or riding it. Mowing grass is
the iconic service of the green industry, and the place where a lot of
contractors got their start.
Chances are, you’ve already installed or inherited a 2-Wire decoder
irrigation system, or at least heard about them. This game-changing
valve control technology is here to stay, and for good reason. Here’s a
little of the what, why, and how, that makes 2-Wire decoders a powerful
WHEN WARREN THOMA WAS discharged from the Army in 1976, he was 24 years old. Married and the father of a twomonth old baby, he didn’t have a clue as to what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. But, being a sharp young man, it didn’t take him long to figure out his calling.
Spring is coming soon to an irrigation system near you. “What? It’s still winter!” you might be saying. Yes, and midwinter is the perfect time to start preparing to get your clients’ systems off and running—or, should we say, ‘on’ and running, once that first robin sings.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
My partner Chip and I had just landed a large installation project for a new restaurant chain that was building several locations throughout our city, Nashville, Tennessee. However, at that time, our company consisted of only two men, just Chip and I.