Once upon a time, smart irrigation control was a hard sell. Property
owners, grounds managers and homeowners associations didn't see a need
for it. "Why put in an expensive smart irrigation system when the old
one works just fine?"
CHANCES ARE, AT SOME POINT you’ve had some exposure to the industry initiative of proclaiming July as Smart Irrigation Month. It is an industry campaign to increase public awareness about the value of water-use efficiency and grow demand for water-saving products, practices and services.
The decision to outsource involves a lot of factors, from the size of your operation, to you and your staff’s expertise and preferences. Maybe you’re a Michelangelo of design and build, but you know little about irrigation, or don’t enjoy that part of the business.
You might not expect a contractor to tell you a story that sounds like it’s right out of “Mission: Impossible.” But Bob Dobson, president of Monmouth, New Jersey-based Middletown Sprinkler Company, Inc., and current president of the Irrigation Association, has one.
Off-road equipment theft is a persistent problem in the united states. However, there are many precautions that landscape and irrigation
equipment owners can take to discourage thieves and improve their
chances of getting their equipment back if it is stolen.
As spring approaches, it's never too early to start thinking about
rejuvenating lawns and getting then ready for the summer. Lawns are
classified as being either cool season or warm season, depending on the
turf species. Understanding which types of lawns you service, and your
location, will dictate the type and timing of cultural practices you
implement. Below are general recommendations for managing both cool
season and warm season lawns this spring.
Remember The Flintstones? The “Modern Stone-Age Family” that powered
their cars with their feet and used dinosaurs as power tools? That was a
great little cartoon, but it has nothing to do with anything happening
today, right? Well, if you’re a landscape contractor with
residential clients, you may have seen irrigation controllers that look
like they were made in Bedrock.