Irrigation Wire: The Landscape's Central Nervous System


Irrigation
As manual irrigation control has been replaced by automatic control, communication between the automatic control device and the valves has become critical to the integrity of any automatic system. Like the nerves that carry impulses between neurons and the brain. If the message is corrupted between the two, so will be the resulting response.   More
 
Monday, September 22, 2008

The Basics of Irrigation


Miscellaneous
LET’S ASSUME THAT YOUR COMPANY gets a contract with a homeowner whose property encompasses the size of two football fields, and, in addition to regular lawn maintenance, that homeowner wants you to install an irrigation system. You and your employees are all very happy—after all, this is a big job.   More
 
Sunday, February 22, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

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

DAVE PAGANO


Close-Up Profiles
The irrigation industry was completely different than what it is now when David D. Pagano designed his first system in 1957. Smart controllers were years away from being invented, as were sensing devices. If you asked anyone in the industry what a rotary nozzle was, most likely your answer would have been a silent, quizzical look from someone wondering what on earth you were talking about.   More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Water Features and the Green Revolution


Waterscapes
I live in the Northwest. By most accounts, this area is considered to be the epicenter of the “green” revolution. According to Popular Science magazine, the region contains three of the nation’s Top Green Cities: Portland and Eugene, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.    More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 CHRIS HOLT

Paver Saver


Landscape
IF YOU PUT ALL OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN AND laborers together in one room and asked them to describe how they would build a paver walkway or patio, how many different answers would you get?    More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 JODY SHILAN

Plug into Profits with Landscape Lighting

...what you need to know to get started


Landscape Lighting
The holiday season is approaching with the speed of Santa’s sleigh. Before you know it, the sound of carols will fill the crisp winter nights, and the familiar smell of Christmas trees will permeate the air.    More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

Keeping Your Head Above Water


Waterscapes
Pond installers prove that a positive attitude and a willingness to change can be your most valuable resources in battling the recession.   More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009 JENNIFER YURI

Water Wise . . . Sustainable Landscapes


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
The ‘Green Movement’ is not a fad, it’s here to stay! As we are challenged by climate change and decreasing availability of water due to population growth, we have to be more creative.   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 SHIRLEY KOST

Pumps . . . the Heart of the Pond


Waterscapes
PUMPS COME IN AN ARRAY OF MODELS AND SIZES. Whether the water feature is a pond, waterfall, or pondless water feature, it will have a pump.   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 DAVE JONES

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