Controllers: The Brain of an Irrigation System


Controllers
Of all yard care tasks, watering is the most misunderstood. Overwatering is probably one of the largest issues we face in the industry, says Phil Burkart...    More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Power Produces Productivity


Landscape Maintenance
Do you remember when you purchased your first piece of power equipment? Maybe you were still a teenager, and you bought a walk-behind mower that you stored in your dad’s garage. Maybe it was the first riding mower you bought when you decided to go into business for yourself, after putting in a few years working for another company. Whatever it was, the decision was probably not a difficult one. You knew what you needed and you knew exactly how much money you had to spend.    More
 
Monday, May 1, 2006 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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

THE FAYS


Close-Up Profiles
Ken and Harold Fay’s parents started a lumber yard back in 1947 in Ojai, California. When their father passed away, the sons—Ken and Harold— helped their mother run the lumber yard. In time, the mother phased out of the business and Ken and Harold were the proud owners of Ojai Lumber.    More
 
Monday, February 23, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

When the Going Gets Tough

...the Tough get Smart...Resourceful Smart


Waterscapes
These are tough times we’re going through, especially in the pond and waterscape industry. Many of us have never gone through a period like this before. I hear many contractors talking about recession, depression, economic downturn, stalled economy and, quite frankly, it can be depressing if you let it get to you.    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 DAVE JONES

Water Conservation: Get Serious, Get Smart


Landscape
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER time to develop your water conservation IQ. The word is out: water is recognized as a limited resource everywhere—even in areas not yet hit hard by shortages.    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

20 Water Conservation Ideas


Miscellaneous
AS A HORTICULTURALIST AND AN IRRIGATION CONTRACTOR, I WITNESS FIRSTHAND THE STAGGERING AMOUNT OF WATER wasted every day in an effort to maintain a beautiful landscape.    More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 David Johnson

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

Pump Stations...Streamlining Design


Miscellaneous
With water an increasingly scarce and valuable resource, it’s more important than ever for landscape irrigation designs to include efficiencies in every component of the system—including the pumping equipment.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

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